The Clarion-Ledger today gets in touch with the real issues of the mayoral face: fashion. Yes, friends, it's a whole piece about how they dress, and the Ledge uses the word "kick-butt" in print:
"But (owning fine clothes) has never been an aspiration of mine. My mother would always make sure I was neat and clean when I was growing up. I was one of those kids who had the jeans and the six-inch cuffs at the beginning of school, and by the end of the year the jeans still looked good but the cuffs were only one inch. They left a lot of room for growing.
"Whatever clothes I had, whether it was two pairs of pants or three, were always pressed and looked presentable."
He doesn't wear a suit 24/7. "When I'm home, I'm usually in a T-shirt and lounging pants ... I don't know how to describe them other than to say they're a step up from pajamas. But I like suits and I feel comfortable in them.
Frank Melton, meanwhile, seems as if he could care less about image.
"It caused some problems at my campaign headquarters early on," Melton says. "They wanted to re-brand me. They told me I needed new clothes."
So Melton, former owner of WLBT-Channel 3 in Jackson and a self-made millionaire, appeased his staff: The day before he was to debate Johnson on live local television, Melton bought a striking dark suit — the first he'd purchased in nearly six years. And he drew the line at one.
Wonder how they factchecked the "factual" statement that he hasn't bought a new suit in six years? He's saying that alot now; one thing to quote him; another to state it as fact.
No framing going on in the "objective" media, right?