Tuesday, June 14, 2005

"Wal-Mart Honored for Corporate Citizenship": Not a typo, not a joke!

When I read the headline "Wal-Mart Honored for Corporate Citizenship" I expected one of two things:
1. Some overzealous reporter took The Onion seriously OR
2. An editor left out the word "worst".

But it appears to be a legitamate Wal-Mart press release. It looks like the honoring organization, the National Confectioners' Association, primarly considered volume of charitable giving.

Of course Wal-Mart makes so much money that its easy for the volume of their giving to be large. This obviously didn't take into account Wal-Mart's actions, and comparisons of communities to Nazis.

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