April, 2007

Dirty Players

We’ve all been reading about the extent Wal-Mart will go to get what they want, which includes mainly spying. Now the NYC Comptoller has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department to investigate whether Wal-Mart Stores Inc. illegally spied on some of its shareholders.

But wait there is more, Wal-Mart Watch has created a quiz to show everyone how much spying Wal-Mart actually does! It’s a very eye opening and scary reality, take the quiz here.

We wonder what www.paidcritics.com would have said if they weren’t exposed for what they really are. These constant scandals, fake blogs, and spying make us question what hides behind the yellow smile.
(To learn more about the fake blogs just read the post underneath this one for a quick laugh)

Farewell to our friends at Paidcritics.com

Our friends at Paid Critics (we say friends as in, well we weren’t friends at all they posted a bunch of lies about our orginzation and Wal-Mart in general) are closing up shop. Funny how Wal-Mart has to pay people to write fake blogs in order to promote themselves to the internet community. Wal-Marting across America is a classic example of how far Wal-Mart is really willing to go, but check out he business week article here.

Working Families for Wal-Mart — a national advocacy group funded primarily by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to combat mounting criticism — is suspending its site called paidcritics.com.

The suspension of paidcritics.com appears to be the latest in a series of stumbles for Working Families For Wal-Mart. Last October, Ron Galloway, a filmmaker whose work praised Wal-Mart, quit the group over the pay caps adopted in August. At the time, Sheridan said that Galloway had left over environmental policy differences. In August, civil rights leader Andrew Young stepped down as chairman of the steering committee after making remarks that were seen as racially offensive.