Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Triumph of the Elitists

Since we're talking about the new agitprop film called "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of a Low Price" that PARD screened last night, you should know that Fox News reporter Brit Hume interviewed Byron York of the National Review about the movie.

Mr. York has spoken with Don Hunter, the former owner of H&H Hardware in Middlefield, Ohio. H&H is portrayed in the movie as a "Mom-and-Pop" store ruthlessly destroyed by Wal-Mart. The truth is that Mr. Hunter's store closed THREE months before Wal-Mart opened and the closing of the store had NO CONNECTION with Wal-Mart. But Mr. Hunter hates Wal-Mart, so why let the facts get in the way?

Leni Riefenstahl and Sergei Eisenstein would have been proud.

For a compete list of Greenwald's over-exaggerations, goofs, and truth stretching, click here.

1 comment:

April E. Coggins said...

From the FOX article:
"HUME: What is the deal between Wal-Mart and labor unions?

YORK: Well, there is a bitter fight going on, especially after Wal-Mart moved into the grocery store business. It began fighting with United Food and Commercial Workers Union, so there is a lot of fighting back and forth. Robert Greenwald, by the way, the director of this film, says that no union money was used to make the film, although there are a number of union groups that are promoting the film."

Gee, that sounds VERY familiar! The United Food and Commercial Workers or UFCW, local 1439, speaking at a PARD event last night. Nah, they don't have any union connections.