Monday, December 30, 2019
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL LADY FIGHTS THE POWER OF WALMART CLERKS!!!
Check the newspaper taking their journalistic cues from social media and mistakenly believing that people will pay for this kind of message board complaining:
On Monday, Kansas City Councilwoman Melissa Robinson tweeted: “Racism: Black people being targeted and treated like thieves @Walmart self-check out #JimCrow Perhaps blatant white-only signs are making a comeback. Very disappointed #WalmartBecky would not let me leave until she found my items to price match. You can keep it!...I just imagined all what my ancestors went through when blatantly refused service and being unwelcome where they spent their money.”
Never mind that this price check is pretty much part of box store shopping humiliation for everyone and overall most people despise shopping at Walmart no matter what their demographic background.
The newspaper continued their "journalism" on discount hassle:
"An African American manager soon showed up, apologized and explained that employees were doing random checks after a rash of tag-switching thefts. But was the check random? Is Walmart going to start advertising “prices so good we’ll accuse you of stealing”?"
Of course box store gripes are part of the daily grind and adding allegations of racial intolerance spices things up for some readers . . . Meanwhile, it's uncertain if reporting on shopping complaints will have the fading fortunes of the newspaper.
You decide . . .