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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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315 Comments

Clinton SatyaveluJUNE 21, 2014 6:47 PM

As an auditor, I approve of this red line.

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David JayJUNE 22, 2014 2:40 PM

Why bother? Please do not open any stores in any area controlled by people who hate you. The people living in those areas don't need affordable goods. Or jobs. And please don't contribute any money or goods in those areas either. People should have to suffer the consequences of their beliefs

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Jb WillikersJUNE 22, 2014 3:04 PM

That's no fair asking for "can we see your math?". This was a seat of the pants piece in the NYT by fact free T. Egan. If you want to play with "facts", or even worse, "truth" then 90% of journalist/opinion writers would be out of work.

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Craig RemillardJUNE 22, 2014 3:11 PM

Thank you for hitting back. Too many corporations try to out-PC the pundits which is a losing game. It is refreshing to see a company stand up for its record and its principles - and its workers. Walmart does more for the American worker before lunch on Monday than the federal government does in any given week.

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Tim McDonaldJUNE 22, 2014 3:11 PM

Dear Walmart, Did you really expect accuracy from the New York Slimes? To paraphrase some New York Democrat, No one I know reads the Slimes. Or cares what they have to say. Care about Walmart though. Figure I spend 6K a year there. America's store. And Sam's is where my membership is, no Costco or Target either one in Cookeville!

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