Thursday, November 10, 2005

A New Weapon for Wal-Mart: A War Room

This begs the question "What are you afraid of you big baby?" I think this bully is tired of getting laughed at and is about to kick some butts.

Wal-Mart is taking a page from the modern political playbook. Under fire from well-organized opponents who have hammered the retailer with criticisms of its wages, health insurance and treatment of workers, Wal-Mart has quietly recruited former presidential advisers, including Michael K. Deaver, who was Ronald Reagan's image-meister, and Leslie Dach, one of Bill Clinton's media consultants, to set up a rapid-response public relations team in Arkansas.

Read this article by Michael Barbaro of the New York Times on the Common Dreams blog.

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