The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Crossing the line gains "influence"

Jun 20, 2005

The Detroit newspaper strike had barely started when Free Press columnist Mitch Albom crossed the picket line.

Albom reportedly claimed at the time that he did it in order to have more influence "from the inside."It's not clear what influence he used on behalf of the strikers. But when Albom got in some hot water lately for writing a piece of fiction about a couple of athletes' activities, passing it off as fact, the publisher of the paper didn't fire him.

"Inside influence?" Or a token of management's appreciation?