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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik writes the daily blog “The Economy Hub.” His business column appears every ...

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Michael Hiltzik

Michael Hiltzik

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Q: What do you need when your CEO is a dog-abuser? A: Lots of PR!

Q: What do you need when your CEO is a dog-abuser? A: Lots of PR!

August 29, 2014

There's no surer path to public disgrace than to be caught mistreating a defenseless animal. Say hello to Desmond Hague, CEO of the food-service company Centerplate, who has made himself simultaneously famous and infamous on a Michael Vick scale by getting videotaped kicking and abusing his year-old Doberman puppy in a Vancouver hotel elevator. 

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