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Clay Feet

Posted by Brooke Shelby Biggs on April 4th, 2006

I was reading this article about Wal-Mart tricking its customers into signing up for a stealth PR campaign to burnish the retailer's image, when this stopped me cold:

Thousands of area Wal-Mart shoppers have been asked in recent weeks to join Working Families for Wal-Mart, a group headed by former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. Those who did so may not have realized that they had become the newest recruits in a fierce public relations war between Wal-Mart and national labor unions.

Andrew Young?! Former program director of the SCLC? Friend and confidant of Martin Luther King, Jr.?!

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.