Wal-Mart throws down the gauntlet
Filmmaker Robert Greenwald contacted Wal-Mart's corporate offices this week in an attempt to give Wal-Mart's CEO a chance to answer the criticisms that are brewing in his upcoming film, "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price." The PR representative, who, according to Robert, is a very gracious woman, called back to decline, saying that they were certain he would only bash the executive in the interview, because of funding sources: "She was not having any of it, they had made the decision, they felt certain that I had to do a wal-mart bashing film because, get this, OF MY FUND RAISING." The real kicker, though, is this statement: if they are able to get distribution for the film, Wal-Mart "will be very aggressive in getting our side of the story out."
What?! Wally World is starting to shake in their boots a little bit, methinks. If you can help out with the movie at all, go here. For information about what you can do to stop Wal-Mart in your town, head over to Wake Up Wal-Mart for stories, actions and more.