If you have a Google account, personalize your news settings with a specific search for the term "Greg Packer".
Greg Packer secured the first spot in line by getting to the storefront at 5 a.m. "I love Al. I love soup. And I can't wait for that first bowl of soup," said Packer, who chose chicken vegetable.
Greg Packer couldn't give a shit about Al, or about Al's soup. Greg Packer is a professional "man on the street" who's appeared in so many media interviews, in which he always "gives good quote" that he's become a running joke among bloggers. As Patterico wrote:
[N]othing’s impossible. You might have thought it would be impossible for Greg Packer to get himself quoted in Big Media any more, but you’d be wrong about that…
Whenever you read an "event" or "man on the street" or "trend" story from the media, ask yourself whether it was manufactured from the ground up, whether it's just filler. Google the names. You might be surprised.