Wal-Mart Engineers a Smear of Edwards

Wal-Mart has a smear out on John Edwards. What is striking about the smear is the way a corporation feels free to publicize something that a customer did, and to use it as a flat-out, blatant, organized smear campaign. It is starting to appear on all the usual right-wing outlets, and may soon be as widespread as the pre-election Kerry “insulted the troops” smear.
From the story, Edwards acknowledges staff asked Wal-Mart for Playstation 3,

“Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards acknowledged Thursday that amid his criticism of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., a volunteer member of his staff asked the world’s largest retailer for help obtaining a hot new Sony Playstation 3 for Edwards’ family.”

According to the article, a volunteer called a local Wal-Mart, on his own, and used Edwards’ name. Wal-Mart takes this information and turns it into a national smear, right out of its corporate headquarters.

“While the rest of America’s working families are waiting patiently in line, Sen. Edwards wants to cut to the front,” the Wal-Mart statement said.”

That is an official Wal-Mart statement! Have you ever heard anything like that from a company? Is this the business Wal-Mart is in? What right does a corporation have to issue a statement like that about any citizen?
Is this a company that ought to have its right to operate examined, or what?

2 thoughts on “Wal-Mart Engineers a Smear of Edwards

  1. most corporations don’t pick fights with political parties because doing os is retarded. do they really think Democrats can’t make things harder on them than things already are?

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