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VIDEO: Walmart Consultant Caught Bad Mouthing Springfield City Council

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VIDEO: Walmart Consultant Caught Bad Mouthing Springfield City Council

By Chase Snider. CREATED Feb 13, 2013

It's a lesson on being careful about what you say that a Walmart consultant learned the hard way.

Hundreds packed into Springfield City Hall on Monday night for a heated discussion on whether or not a new Walmart Neighborhood Market should be built at Campbell and Grand. 

This isn't a story about what was said during the debate though. Council took a short recess but the cameras kept rolling on the City's online stream, and the mics stayed on.

That's how a Walmart consultant, Jeff Clayton, was caught calling Councilman Scott Bailes  a "dipsh*t".

It didn't stop there though, he gives his opinion on the folks speaking and was heard saying "if I had a do-over, I'd take it somewhere else."

At the request of KTTS News, the City released the raw video from the online stream.

The News-Leader reports that Bailes later received an apology from the Kansas-based consultant who was hired to help pick the location for the new Walmart.

Walmart had the following to say, "We insist that all our vendors conduct themselves in a way that is in line with our values and we will reinforce that expectation to help ensure this type of activity is not repeated,”. 

Full Raw Video:


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Chase works as Digital Content Producer for, managing all the great web products, apps, social media pages and other online products for the market leading stations in the Ozarks.