Another Open Letter to “Jim” and “Laura”

Dear "Jim" and "Laura:" Thank you for reading the Writing on the Wal. As it seems you have decided to reply to my e-mail via your blog, I will do the same and not send this one to you (since you were undoubtedly drawn in by our masterful prose stylings and will now become regular readers). Congratulations, you have convinced me that the "Capricorn One" scenario I briefly entertained is not operative here. I believe that you do indeed have an RV and are, in fact, traveling across the country visiting Wal-Marts. However, the "Ozzie and Harriet" scenario I posited earlier is still very much in play. For instance, why don't you use your last names? Real bloggers generally use their whole names or pseudonyms. I get the impression that you two are trying to have it both ways. Either way, don't you think people who read your blog deserve to know exactly what your relationship with Edelman and Wal-Mart is so that they can judge for themselves whether you are a credible source for information about the company? Let's start with an easy one: Who's paying your gas bills? If yours is anything like the RVs I've seen on the road, that's gotta be a big chunk of change. I eagerly await more proof that you are not props of the Edelman/Wal-Mart propaganda machine. Regards, Jonathan

3 Responses to “Another Open Letter to “Jim” and “Laura””

  1. Peter Sayles says:

    Another question for you Jim. Where did you buy the Canon 8 MP EOS 30D SLR digital camera you used to take your pictures? Seems like a $1300 camera would be a bit of a stretch for a “working family”, even if you bought it at Wal-Mart. And two Apple laptops? Very nicely equiped RV.

  2. Jeff Hess says:

    Shalom Peter,

    Nice catch.

    You know, if Edelman had just billed this as what it is, a feel-good trip by employees to interview, take pictures of and write nice things of other employees — a’la the company newsletter — it wouldn’t be so bad, but no, they have go all down home with it and it just falls flat.

    B’shalom,

    Jeff

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