Bravo Walmart! Brilliant response to New York Times hit piece a classy punch in the gut

The world’s largest retail corporation also has a sense of humor.

Walmart’s Vice President for Corporate Communications, Dave Tovar, penned in red on the company’s blog, a scathing rebuttal to columnist Timothy Egan’s hatchet job which appeared on the Op-Ed page of Sunday’s New York Times.

Tovar used facts to refute Egan’s derogatory claims that Walmart was a “net drain on taxpayers,” that its “humiliating wages force employees to look to food stamps”and a multitude of other incorrect facts and erroneous conclusions. Tovar jovially made chopped liver of the column, as you can see below.

He begins with a sarcastic salutation to the author, Timothy Egan, suggesting some revisions were in order for the sake of accuracy:

Tim – Thanks for sharing your first draft. Below are a few thoughts to ensure something inaccurate doesn’t get published. Hope this helps. –  WMT

For a larger version of the smackdown, click here

Walmart response
Walmart response


Former political news reporter Richard Berkow lost his idealism in the Kennedy years, and his innocence in Vietnam, Lebanon, and the Soviet Union. He hasn’t mellowed since, and can be harassed at [email protected]


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