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Monday, April 11, 2005

Is That What They Really Said?

While reading an article in the business section of the New York Times concerning Wal-Mart's resonse to competition from Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond, I saw this paragraph.
Wal-Mart is upgrading a lot of its merchandise, while trying to maintain the loyalty of its core customer - the woman who is struggling to provide for herself and her family - executives at the company's headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., said this week.

I noticed that there were no quotation marks surrounding what the Wal-Mart executives supposedly said. Would any executive there identify their core customer as "the woman who is struggling to provide for herself and her family"? My guess is that this quote comes from the head of a very elitist New York Times reporter.

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