Saturday, June 19, 2004

Nice Pass, Tom

The Commercial Appeal's Tom Walters talks with Mearl Purvis about her return to Memphis television, specifically FOX13. Of course, regular Half-Bakered readers and folks who read SouthTV Newx knew all this long ago. But I really love how Tom manages to slide this through, talking about Purvis' previous job:
She lives in Atlanta and works for an East Tennessee company that provides small loans to people strapped for cash between paydays.
What?! Folks who follow the Commercial Appeal party line already know there's a much shorter name for these companies: predatory lenders.

More importantly, why did Walters go with such a wordy round-about description? He sounds a bit like an ad and a bit like someone embarrassed to say the truth.

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