Retail is an art. I learned some of it from Mr. Murry, as I always thought of him, though I was unknowingly substituting the first name for the last.
I was sixteen and working jobs on weekends. I had managed a crafts store at a scout camp that summer and learned how to sell. I turned to trying to sell women’s shoes on commission until I got notice that I wasn’t selling enough and would be let go immediately. So I looked up the r0w in the Falls Church strip shopping center and found Murry’s and he wanted a stock boy.
Might have been Mr. Murry was actually elsewhere in the business which had been expanding since 1958. This was 1960.
I paid attention and learned. Handling the frozen steaks, then an oddity, drew people all by themselves. But cooking one on a grill on the sidewalk, which I helped do, made all the difference. They got to see, smell and even taste a bite.
Cook steaks frozen, he always said, even the cheapest steaks eat tender that way. I have ever since.
I also remembered Mr. Murry’s deft management of a few simple principles in what I came to realize was the art form of retail.
My headline , at least, makes better sense than what the Newsweak headline actually says. But, hey, that’s just ol’ Newsweak trying to get attention—clicks, you know, clicks! Since so few (or none) turn the pages anymore. My headline, now, that’s skating on thin ice.
Of the Democrat Party, of course.
“The Associated Press is a loyal servant of the Democratic Party and its liberal components. If you doubt that assertion, consider today’s AP article on the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court term by reporter Mark Sherman.”
All liberal comment. Much of it anti-Trump. Not a conservative or even a moderate in the bunch. AP really has trouble with objectivity.
“The Associated Press plays this game every day, in pretty much all of its coverage. Frame issues the way the Democratic Party wants them framed, then turn to liberal ‘experts’ for comment. Are reporters like Mark Sherman fooling anyone? No, which is why trust in the media is in the toilet…”
A good old fashioned fisking by retired lawyer John Hinderaker.
Via Power Line Blog
Editor-in-chief Gerard Baker excised several conclusions from the WSJ’s coverage of the president’s Phoenix rally. Admonishing reporters:
“Could we please just stick to reporting what he said rather than packaging it in exegesis and selective criticism?”
That’s what was leaked to the NYSlimes, anyhow, as the WSJ reporting staff fought back against removal of their editorializing. Concluded the Slimes:
“The Wall Street Journal is owned by the media magnate Rupert Murdoch, who speaks regularly with Mr. Trump and recently dined with the president at the White House.”
Oh, horrors. Well, I guess we know what Gerard’s work is worth, eh?
Uh, the Dems new slogan, Win The Future, still needs a little work.
Via Vanity Fair
That’s the conclusion of Breitbart’s Joel B. Pollack on the NYSlimes and the WaPo, who are piling on President Trump with almost daily criticism:
“In their effort to impugn Trump, the Times and the Post violate the most basic journalistic standards. Publishing parts of a document that you do not possess and cannot verify, and timing the release to cause maximum political damage (right after the president leaves the country), is not investigative journalism. It is political propaganda.”
And, Pollack might have added, their work is splashed across the front pages of innumerable Mediacrat newspapers across the country: Sheep who have always followed the NYSlimes and the Wapo, wagging their tails behind them.
“Yes, I spent 25 years as a member of the MSM, 16 of them at Time magazine at the pinnacle of its fame and influence. Still, I have to agree with Mr. Newt that it’s not the function of the executive branch to spoon-feed the hostile, lazy, anonymice-quoting Washington press corps at a daily briefing in the White House…The daily briefing has devolved into a coup-counting sneer fest, with reporters attempting to score points while eliciting exactly zero useful or newsworthy information. Close it down.”
Couldn’t have said it better, and so I’m reprinting this from PJMedia columnist Michael Walsh.