February 1, 2005

Jon Stewart on WM

Thanks to reader C. Adam Mitchell who sends in a link to audio and video downloads of Jon Stewart's recent comedic report on Wal-Mart.

Mr. Mitchell found it at Boing Boing which describes the segment:

Lisa Rein has just posted a scathing and high-larious Daily Show commentary on Wal-Mart, in which Jon Stewart rebuts the latest round of feel-good PR from the retail giant.
This description is wrong. The "latest round" of PR? Even Wal-Mart's critics have noticed the lack of a formal PR response to union and activist pressure...

Still, Stewart's opinion of Wal-Mart might be considered tainted. Although it was available on walmart.com, Jon Stewart's latest book was not stocked on Wal-Mart's shelves. Hence, one might reasonably presume that personal motives could combine with left-of-center political ideology... which is all fine, since it's meant to be funny.

More later, after I get to view the show myself...

Posted by Kevin on February, 1 2005 at 11:57 AM