Skip to comments.Walmart’s Response To The New York Times Is Great
Posted on 06/23/2014 8:08:06 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
Walmart, the nations largest retailer, recently decided to go into the newspaper editing business.
The Arkansas-based company responded to an article from New York Times columnist Timothy Egan, titled The Corporate Daddy by doing the work that it felt Egans Times editors should have done.
Thanks for sharing your first draft, reads a red-inked note from Walmart, which is known more for its low prices than its snark.
Below are a few thoughts to ensure something inaccurate doesnt get published, continued the note, which was posted at Walmarts blog and is attributed to David Tovar, Walmarts director of corporate communications.
The retail giant apparently couldnt resist sarcasm after it found what it considered numerous problems with Egans piece in which he criticized the company for paying its 2.2 million employees what he called humiliating wages.
Walmart is a net drain on taxpayers, wrote Egan in the missive, adding that the company forces employees into public assistance with its poverty-wage structure.
We are the largest tax payer in America, Tovar wrote in his edit. Can we see your math?
We see more associates move off of public assistance as a result of their job at Walmart, Tovar wrote.
Egan argued that most advanced nations look for ways to boost the middle class but that the U.S. had ceased doing that. Witness the G.I. Bill, which helped millions of returning soldiers get a lift to a better life, wrote the Times columnist.
Did you know? Tovar quizzed. Walmart has hired more than 42,000 veterans this year.
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Even this D voting author rips on the silliness of the NYTs
It’s about second chances at the margin. It never was supposed to be about luxury. Want luxury, find a job at Neiman-Marcus or something, if you can.
Beware Greeks even when they bear gifts... the limiting factors this writer sees is generalized overpopulation rather than an imbalance, and a blinkered view about energy production potential. (However, at least global warming worries are not being harped on here.)
The Crimes — like so many of its Woodstock-influenced brethren — believes in returning to an artisan/craft economy like in Middle Ages Europe. Big corporations are the enemies of small-scale producers because monoliths can leverage their market positions into economies of scale and keep costs lower than their competitors. That’s what drives the mom-and-pop shoppes out of business.
It’s cruel, but it’s economic Darwinism in action. And it results in noticeably lower prices to consumers.
Oh, that was irony, the Times.
Mom-and-Pops still can find niches. The old fashioned variety store has been superseded by low margin high volume retailers. But that’s not all the things that are attractive to sell.
Walmart could go a long way to increasing the manufacturing in this country by buying more American products.
Timothy Egan (born November 8, 1954 in Seattle, Washington. He currently lives in Seattle and contributes opinion columns as the paper's Pacific Northwest correspondent.
"I am mostly happy with my life. I have all the food I could ever need, reasonably clean drinking water, my income is in the top 1% of the worlds population, I live in a nice home, I have personal transport that will take me anywhere and at anytime I so choose. In general, life is good. Of course, and as mentioned above, those pesky little issues going on in this country and throughout the world need to be nipped in the bud, pruned down to a more manageable state, and most important, some type of organic bug spray must be applied. I will get to those uncared for rosebushes in time, one by one providing my opinion on the topic at hand. Perhaps even some solutions."
Former NYT Reporter: GOP ‘Working To Make Life Miserable For Millions’ by Fighting Obama-care, Minimum Wage
By Clay Waters | June 22, 2014
Timothy Egan, the liberal New York Times reporter turned ultra-liberal columnist, flashed hostility to Wal-Mart (and capitalism in general), as well as a broad ignorance of economics in his latest Sunday Review column, “Corporate Daddy.”
For some time now, Republicans in Congress have given up the pretense of doing anything to improve the lot of most Americans. Raising the minimum wage? They wont even allow a vote to happen. Cleaner air for all? They may partially shut down the government in a coming fight on behalf of major polluters. Add to that the continuing obstruction of student loan relief efforts, and numerous attempts to defund health care, and you have a party actively working to make life miserable for millions.
Former NY Times Reporter: Tea Party Are 1850s ‘Know Nothings’ and ‘America’s Worst Idea’
By Tim Graham | October 4, 2013 | 08:04
As often happens, the most fiendish liberal columnists spent most of their careers as objective reporters, and when that weakly attached lid of restraint is finally lifted, the real leftist comes out screaming and ranting.
Witness Timothy Egan at The New York Times, whose latest column is less-than-creatively titled “Wrong Side of History.” Egan called Tea Party Republicans Americas Worst Idea and somehow conflated conservatives to anti-Catholic Know Nothings. What if youre a Tea Party Catholic? Their only real fight is with progress.
Former New York Times Reporter Egan Mocks GOP’s ‘Crazy Caucus’ in Congress
By Clay Waters | May 3, 2013 | 13:43
Timothy Egan, former liberal reporter for the New York Times, hit his usual topic (those wacky Republicans) in his Thursday online column, the wittily titled “House of Un-Representatives.”
After mocking Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert for repeating a claim that caribou like to nuzzle up to an oil pipeline targeted by environmentalists, Egan noted that Gohmert “has said so many crazy things that this assertion passed with little comment.”
Caribou nuzzling up to an oil pipeline in Alaska
Former New York Times Reporter Egan Riles the ‘Broadcast Bullies’ of the Right Once Again
By Clay Waters | February 1, 2013 | 15:02
New York Times reporter turned left-wing online columnist Timothy Egan riled the right again in his Thursday evening entry, “Right Flight.” Egan, who showed clear liberal slant when he covered the Pacific Northwest for the Times, has previously smeared Rush Limbaugh as like “salt on a slug,” a “clown,” and “a swollen, sweaty man.” On Thursday, Egan claimed Limbaugh “has lost significant advertisers and whatever respect he still had among a handful of decent Republicans” for his remarks about Sandra Fluke (Egan left out Limbaugh’s apology).
After bashing the Drudge Report (shocking), Egan went through his list of “fringe,” “broadcast bullies” on the right.
Timothy Egan, Former NYT Reporter, Takes on ‘Wacko’ GOP Congress, ‘Tea Party Extremists’
By Clay Waters | January 4, 2013 | 17:43
Timothy Egan, former liberally biased New York Times reporter who now pens left-wing column rants for the Times in print and online, posted his “wish list of better tomorrows” for 2013 on Thursday. They sounded a lot like the same old left-wing ranting Egan has been doing since he stopped reporting for the paper around 2006.
The view from one Washington, with its self-inflicted and phony political crises, offers no hope. Lets start 2013 by stating the obvious and repeat until fixed: the Republican House of Representatives is beyond broken, stuffed with politicians who lack the ability to divide up juice boxes in a kindergarten. Three-fourths of Americans think they are harming the rest of us. Dereliction of duty was Gov. Chris Christies apt phrase, referring to the failure to vote on promised aid for hurricane relief.
Classy Egan in NYT: ‘If Intelligence Were Contagious, [the GOP] Would Be Giving Out Vaccines For It’
By Clay Waters | August 24, 2012 | 14:33
Don’t believe in global warming? Are you pro-life? Then you’re an idiot, says Timothy Egan, a former liberal New York Times reporter turned left-wing Times columnist. In his Friday online column “The Crackpot Caucus” he said of the Republican Party: “...if intelligence were contagious, [the GOP] would be giving out vaccines for it.”
Egan strings together quotes of some congressional Republicans making missteps on matters of science and religion, before lumping creationist Republicans with pro-lifers and climate skeptics into one big bag of GOP anti-science stupidity.
The Horror: NYT’s Timothy Egan Forced to Watch Fox News
By Clay Waters | June 15, 2012 | 13:09
I only am escaped alone to tell thee: Timothy Egan, a liberal reporter turned columnist for the New York Times, was forced to watch Fox News at the gym and lived to tell his readers about the horror in a Thursday post at nytimes.com, “The Clown and the Cop.”
Trapped with a Fox News big screen in my stable of fellow trotters at the gym a few weeks ago, I took in the worldview that may give the White House to Republicans this year. After burning 400 calories, I was ready to torch the capital.
I know that every business is worried about pissing off a potential customer, but that single customer that you piss off just might bring in 5 other customers into your store, for seeing that you have the fortitude to stand up for yourself.
NYT’s Timothy Egan to ‘Grumpy...Cranky...Bitter’ Tea Party Movement: Just Die Already
By Clay Waters | June 4, 2010 | 15:26
Timothy Egan, liberal New York Times reporter turned very liberal Times online columnist, thinks that Americans will be better off when the old, tired, hypertensive Tea Partiers depart the scene for good and let the lively youth take over saving the world, in “Save Us, Millennials,” also featured in Friday’s print edition.
When an electorate is red-faced and fist-clenched, when the collective national blood pressure is 160 over 100, when the big issues of the day are mired in tired minds, it’s time to turn to the great, renewable resource of any vibrant democracy: the kids.
The millennials, that echo boomer generation born after 1982, have not been heard from of late, ever since proving that they could pull away from their Facebook pages long enough to help elect a president.
We’ve been led to believe that the grumpy, the cranky and the bitter will drive the midterm elections in the fall. You would never know, with nightly images of jowly Tea Partiers and their inchoate discontents, that people ages 18 to 29 years old made up a larger percentage of the 2008 electorate than those over 65.