Outrageous video: CEO hides behind milk crates to avoid TV cameras

Oh. My. The chief executive of a St. Louis-based business group went to great lengths to avoid the press—and made things much, much worse.

A local television reporter wanted to know why Mr. Fleming earned $1.8 million in salary and bonuses over a two-year period—even though job growth in the region has remained flat during his tenure.

So, the reporter followed Mr. Fleming to a speech at a local hotel and tried to talk to him before and after his talk.

Mr. Fleming tried to avoid the interview with a toxic mix of belligerence, anger, and defensiveness. But it was Fleming’s creative method of dodging a reporter—hiding in a hotel’s back hallway near a stack of milk crates—that will help this story jump the local fire line and turn it into national news.

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