In any case, Working Families for Wal-Mart must not be working very well. WFFWM has started up another website called 'paid critics'. This is a much better website than WFFWM in that it uses the tried and true 'Swiftboating' techniques designed by Karl Rove. In fact, 'paid critics' is actually run by paid critics, some who helped get us involved in the Iraq War, some who used to work for big tobacco and my favorite RedState blog founder and current Edelman PR employee Mike Krempasky (BTW, he is the least evil member of the group, but I voted for him).
To further escalate the Wal-Mart/Union war, we now have an entertaining site called 'a bunch of greedy right wing liars who work for Wal-Mart'. Seriously! You can even vote on who is the most evil greedy right winger (poor Mike is in 5th place, but I'm sure he's working on it when he's not playing poker or shooting pool).
One thing you can count on.....NO ONE at 'paid critics' comes from a 'working family'. These guys are out of work, ex-Republican party operatives doing what they do best. Does anyone believe these guys actually care about actual 'working families'?
We have paid Union members (from WakeUpWal-Mart) fighting $300 billion Wal-Mart, Inc. for living wages and benefits. Asking for fair labor practices. Asking that jobs not be shipped overseas. Then you have these guys:
Taylor 'don't count the votes' Gross,
Rick 'my house cost more than yours' Berman,
Kevin 'RNC' Sheridan,
Lee 'don't raise the minimum wage' Culpepper,
Mike 'I missed the recount riot' Krempasky,
Robert 'Tobbacco is Good For You' McAdam
and Terry 'I don't know Tom Delay' Nelson
These guys are being paid to swiftboat the people who are lobbying for a better life for actual 'working' people. These guys do not make $10 an hour.
By all means, visit 'paid critics' and get the Wal-Mart/Edelman viewpoint from a bunch of guys who you couldn't pay to set foot in a Wal-Mart store. Guy's that don't know the meaning of the word 'fair'. Then visit 'a bunch of greedy right wing liars who work for Wal-Mart' and find out what these guys have done in their past lives in the name of God, country and the almighty dollar.
UPDATE: See comments by Joe Trippi
Why does this blog look so much like a classic Swift-Boat attack? Probably because Wal-Mart has hired many of the same corporate and political operatives involved in past high-profile smear campaigns. Kevin Sheridan, a former spokesman and operative at the RNC, now works for Wal-Mart as consultant from Edelman PR. Terry Nelson, previously a Deputy Chief of Staff for the RNC and National Political Director for the Bush/Cheney 2004 campaign, is currently a strategy advisor for Working Families for Wal-Mart - the group officially behind paidcritics.com and fully funded by Wal-Mart. And then there’s Rick Berman and Bob McAdam, two men who worked hard for Big Tobacco to convince Americans that smoking is good for you. Now they work for or with Wal-Mart on its communications strategy.Additional comments:
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