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Fact Check: The New York Times "The Corporate Daddy"

By  David Tovar, Vice President, Walmart Corporate Communications June 20, 2014

We saw this article in The New York Times and couldn't overlook how wildly inaccurate it is, so we had some fun with it. I hope you will too. 

The New York Times


Here are the links we mentioned in our edits:

1. Associate story re: public assistance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WwGhOhRH38
2. Ed Schultz on Polifact.com re: public assistance: http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/may/23/ed-schultz/ed-schultz-says-walmart-worke...
3. Jason Furman on Walmart and the economy: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/dialogues/features/2006/is_walmart_good_for_the_amer...

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328 Comments

Jonathan RiversDECEMBER 28, 2014 12:47 PM

Was this petulant, passive-aggressive blog post supposed to make us think more highly of Wal Mart? Fail.

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Gregory CreswellOCTOBER 8, 2014 6:58 PM

I loved it......keep swinging back.....

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Danny ChungJANUARY 16, 2015 12:39 PM

Agreed Gregory Creswell! Agreed. It's good to know that after the toppling of journalistic standards - yes, even the NYT - that everyone has some sort of near-equal standing to publish a rebuttal. The problem is as you can see from the plethora of negative responses below, is that people don't want to do the work of looking for the truth. It's much easier to continue to demonize companies like Walmart, instead of taking a hard look at the actual benefits it provides.

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V LOCTOBER 7, 2014 1:20 PM

This is why I don't shop at Walmart and never will.

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Jacob StrikerSEPTEMBER 28, 2014 1:35 PM

All I have to say :)

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