Best Of Walmart

Baby Nearly Killed By Walmart’s Indifference
“With the heat wave searing American soil lately, it becomes more and more important to not lock your baby in the van in a Walmart parking lot.”

Spinning Walmart: Astroturfing, Edelman, And Why Walmart’s TVs Are Tuned To Fox News
“…chief spokeswoman for the company… keeps on a shelf a framed cover of a 2003 issue of Business Week featuring a story titled “Is Wal-Mart Too Powerful?” The story asked tough questions about Wal-Mart’s influence on the American economy. “I keep that there to remind me never to trust reporters,” she said, without smiling”

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 22
“22 weeks after Walmart agreed to remove shirts bearing Nazi iconography from its shelves, and 10 weeks after getting a letter from Congress demanding the shirts removal, they’re still there.”

LEAKS: Walmart PowerPoint On “3 Customer” Plan
“We enjoy slide 4. On it, Walmart classifies 14% of “The Shopper Universe” as being “Conscientious Objectors.” We guess these are the people who refuse to shop at Walmart on principle.”

Walmart Sells Gay Porn Filled Zune To Little Girl
“Chanell Martin bought her 12-year old daughter a Zune from Walmart, pre-loaded with gay porn. For their part, Walmart blamed Microsoft and gave the family a full refund and a $25 gift certificate.”

Confessions Of A Former Walmart Manager
“…forcing a mother just back from maternity leave to work 22 hours straight, missing your son’s birthday party, and more!”

Krempasky, Walmart Apologist, Responds To Consumerist Outing
“Blogosphere hall monitor for Walmart, Mike Krempasky, took the time to reply to our post disclosing emails we exchanged about a meeting we had several months ago. A meeting he would rather we not discuss, but we did anyway on behalf of the No Respect! podcast. After the jump, his remarks and our ripostes, wherein we ponder the ethics of lying to a PR flack… and whether that’s even technically possible.”

This Is What A Ghost Looks Like
“Someone with enough money to shell out for a Nielsen “BuzzMetrics” account is watching The Consumerist for Walmart mentions. Everyone wave hi to The Watchmen!”

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  1. ottoman1384 says:

    ha, that walmart’s in baton rouge, close to where i live. those crosses are actually across the freeway. they’re right next to a super target.

  2. silencedotcom says:

    Best Walmart picture ever. What a great Flikr find! I spent a good 5 minutes staring at this and laughing.

  3. jmuskratt says:

    Ah, why I’m glad I no longer live in my hometown of Baton Rouge.

  4. matdevdug says:

    Jesus this just blows my mind. I hate wal-mart so much. The biggest reason has nothing to do with local business or anything like that. It is just all such crap that no matter the price it just seems to break right when I get home.

  5. acambras says:

    @jmuskratt:

    Yep, for those of you who aren’t familiar with Baton Rouge, the crosses are in the background — they were put up by a local megachurch a few years ago. As you can see, they pretty much dominate the landscape. I found it a little scary driving into Baton Rouge from New Orleans and seeing these gigantic crosses looming above. Even with a Christian upbringing — so think how weird it must be for non-Christians driving into or through BR.

  6. This picture says all there is to say about Baton Rouge – largely ignorant and intolerant. Individual people are pretty good, but en masse, they don’t tolerate anything that’s not white, SUV-driving, and religious.

  7. 0x12is18 says:

    I just read “Confessions of a Former Walmart Manager.” I know the fact that I typically defend Walmart takes away from my credibility, but having worked for Walmart for 4 years should add some back. :) The writer refers to “salaried department managers” and “hourly employees.” I have never known a department manager who was on salary. It is rare to find people below Assistant Manager (other than Office Associates) who are not hourly. Additionally, Walmart calls their hourly employees “associates,” so to hear a confession from a Walmart manager who doesn’t use that word and instead references “employee” strikes me as odd as well.

    I am not saying these things didn’t happen. You get bad apples everywhere and that is why Walmart sometimes has to retrain managers. I’m just saying that the article struck me as a bit odd.

  8. matdevdug says:

    That is interesting nwogoldberg99.