Fired Walmart Spy Says He Felt Pressured To Find The Information Leak

The employee fired after the FBI started investigating Walmart’s alleged monitoring of the emails and txt messages of a New York TImes reporter says he felt pressured to plug Walmart’s information leak:

“Our job was to plug any information hole,” Gabbard, a systems technician, said in the Journal. “That was the primary reason for our team to be there.”

Both Gabbard and his boss were fired. —MEGHANN MARCO

Fired Wal-Mart worker says he felt pressured: report [Reuters]
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  1. ConsumptionJunkie says:

    Oh, my!

    Someone better call that Edelman DOUCHE-BAG, Mike Krempasky.

  2. mad_oak says:

    WHAT BULLSHIT!!! They fire the technician and his supervisor!!! Thats like prosecuting Lt. Colonel Ollie North for the Iran-Contra affair. Lt Colonels might be able to wipe their ass without orders… but they don’t start trading arms for hostages without orders from generals with a couple of stars. Same with this technician, no F’ing way his ‘intercepts’ weren’t ordered by and being read by the board of directors…

  3. healthdog says:

    I believe that the tech may have been pressured, but he still did something that he should not have touched with a ten foot pole. I would have refused the assignment. Ollie North and Scooter Libby are no less guilty because higher-ups are also guilty.

  4. mad_oak says:

    @healthdog: Climb down from your high horse before you fall off. Its not your ass and your job on the line.

  5. Grrrrrrr, now with two buns made of bacon. says:

    Wal-Mart has spies now?

    I’ll remember that when I realize I’m being tailed by a monster truck.

  6. healthdog says:

    I like my high horse. I’ve been fired for refusing to screw over a customer, and I sleep really well at night.

  7. jgodsey says:

    are we still believing the line that they weren’t told to do this?