Saturday, August 10, 2002

Comparison Shopping

I wrote the other day about the odd events chronicled in this Commercial Appeal story. The Memphis Flyer has also caught up with the story and here's their version.

The Flyer's version differs mostly in explicitly pointing out the apparent racism of the events, going so far as to repeat City School Boarder Sara Lewis' accusation that Lowe used a "black list." They also include this Lewis quote:
I'm certain that the company is going to explain it away, and I want to hear it....
The Flyer reports something the CA didn't, that Lowe says he tried to contact Bricks and that the price given to Bricks was the same as given to another company bidding on the job.

But completely missing from the Flyer was Lowe's accepting responsibility, his call to Bricks and direct apology. Given the strong play given to racism, it might have undercut the story.

Until next time, that is all.
Your Working Boy

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