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Shakedown advice reference Amazon and MPAC

Reader comment on item: Amazon.com's Koran Desecration Problem

Submitted by Mark James (United States), May 21, 2005 at 12:25

Dear Patty Smith @ Amazon,

I just noticed that the author Kenneth Timmerman has written both on Jesse Jackson's shakedowns, and also on Islam. Below is also a link to Wendy's restaurants talking about their shakedown experience. Perhaps Amazon and its lawyers would be interested in reading these in order to handle MPAC's attempted shakedown of Amazon.


Mark James

Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson, by Kenneth R. Timmerman.

Preachers of Hate: Islam and the War on America, by KENNETH R. TIMMERMAN


The exposure of this hoax by authorities has completely vindicated
Wendy's. While this has been a difficult time, we're bouncing back. We
are grateful to the millions of customers who remained loyal to us as
this story unfolded. We know that it will take some time before
business gets entirely back to normal, but we're very encouraged by
the message we're hearing from our customers and employees--that they
appreciate the fact that we protected our brand and didn't simply try
to "make it go away."

The disturbing truth for everyone in the business community is that a
devastating fraud can be perpetrated by a single individual. And the
ramifications to a company's reputation are frightening. What is often
lost in the hoopla is the personal price paid by the employees who
have mortgages, children to feed and medical bills to pay. These are
innocent people just trying to earn an honest living, but who end up
the real victims. It may not be possible to completely safeguard a
company's profits, reputation and employees, but the lessons learned
from this crisis are clear: Stay true to your values in good times and
bad. This was an arduous test of our resolve as a company. But I think
it's at times like this that your customers and your employees get a
true measure of who you really are.

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