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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Gregory CreswellOCTOBER 8, 2014 6:58 PM

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

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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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John BellAUGUST 26, 2014 2:06 AM

You're addiction to profits and lack of concern for the well being of your employees costs the American Tax Payers 6.2 Billion dollars a year. Take responsibility. Pay your employees a living wage.

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Anna LapushnerAUGUST 19, 2014 2:03 PM

It might do well to remind Mr. Egan that corporations (hint hint: Mr. Ford), created the middle class to begin with. I admire the thoughtful patience in your response. Thank you.

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