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Wal-Mart Hatred

On Black Friday, a timely day to resurrect this episode of Penn & Teller’s Bullshit, defending Wal-Mart against the political stooges, unions, anti-capitalists, competitors and Left-leaning activists aligned against the retail chain.

This is one of the best takedowns ever of Robert Greenwald, the lockstep propagandist masquerading as a documentary filmmaker, who created Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, among other works. Greenwald assails Wal-Mart for opposing unions, but as Penn & Teller note, he’s never used union crews on his low-budget, agitprop movies. It brings to mind what William F. Buckley once told a detractor, “I won’t insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.” (Caution: NSFW, owing to language and nudity) H/T iOwntheWorld

UPDATE: A nationwide boycott against Wal-Mart fizzled out today. Shoppers came out in droves, and as few as 50 Wal-Mart employees — out of a workforce of 1.3 million — staged walkouts. A union-backed group, Our Wal-Mart, was leading the fight and garnered plenty of media coverage, but apparently its support was all Astro-Turf.

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  1. Of course the Union workers didn’t cause any disruptions, you expect them to get up that early?

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