New York Times columnist Timothy Egan got an unexpected response from Walmart after he attempted to smear the corporation in a “wildly inaccurate” article.
David Tovar, Walmart’s VP of corporate communications, edited Egan’s piece like a high school English teacher, noting all the errors in red.
“Thanks for sharing your first draft. Below are a few thoughts to ensure something inaccurate doesn’t get published,” Tovar wrote. “Hope this helps.”
After pointing out that Walmart is the “largest tax payer in America” that has hired more than 42,000 veterans this year and pays the average full-time associate $12.91 an hour, the corporation then provided a “better idea for a piece.”
“Could focus on bringing back U.S. manufacturing (Walmart is buying $250 billion in US products over 10 years) and expanding education, training and workforce development programs. i.e. things that will make a bigger difference, not just focusing on starting wages.”
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