Friday, May 06, 2005

"BellSouth says it took part in survey"

This short piece in the Advertiser reports on the news broken yesterday by KLFY: BellSouth, after denying that they had anything to do with the obnoxious push poll that both amused and annoyed Lafayette residents, had to retract the denial after Cox spilled the beans. Now they admit that they sponsored the poll but claim that nobody local knew. Nothing too new at this point but it's all confirmatory--of things that are a little incredible. Interestingly, we see for the first time in print the name of the new Cox VP in charge of public affairs and government relations for our part of Louisiana: Tim Tippit. Write that name down somewhere. You may recall our last fellow with a similar title: Tom Cantrell aka TJCrawdad. They appear to be the ones who get to do the dirty work in this organization. Williams can (in)credibly claim to know nothing about anything that would impair his work with the local community while this midlevel guy insulates top management from the consequences of decisions made...nowhere.

"Your friend in the digital age." ..NOT

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/050605/sub_lus001.shtml

John said...

Just slow anon. :-) An opportunity to get a batch of nice computers to a nonprofit project that wants to teach kids how to rebuild them has eatem most of my morn. Kevin's story needs more than just a quick one. But real soon now, I promise....

GumboFilé said...

Glad to know there's life outside of this debate :)