Friday, February 24, 2006


Wal-Mart's wanker friend in the AP

With apologies, we are again compelled to disconnect our various catherters and drains in order to rise in outrage when someone in the Statehouse steno pool really puts their willingness to shill out on display at High and Broad.

Compare these two stories posted at exactly the same time, the first by an anonymous AP wank and the second one by the Cathy Candisky and Jeff Sheban of the Dispatch. And don't just read the headlines.

Walmart Ohio News Story #2

Walmart Ohio News Story #1

As Candisky/Sheban report, the real story - in fact the only story - is now that ODJFS finally coughed up this Medicaid data, it's clear that taxpayers are subsidizing nearly every one of the sub-living wage giants (i.e., not just Wal-Mart but also McDonald's, KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver's plus the Ohio-based Wendy's and Bob Evans).

And the AP reporter had the gall to write, "A telephone message seeking comment was left with the company." Why bother, you already did their work. Instead, how about acting like a real journalist and call one of those "Labor leaders and lawmakers around the country have targeted Wal-Mart" for their reaction instead of smearing them?

You have to be deep in Wal-Mart's pocket to be so quick and ready to run the corporate line as this AP whore appears to have been. Raise hell with his/her boss AP at: 800-762-4841.

And, we goddam want to know what GOP suck in ODJFS tipped off Wal-Mart so that they could launch their damage control campaign yesterday in preparation for today's news?

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