June 1, 2006

Cheap Shot of the Day, Courtesy of AP

Filed under: Economy,MSM Biz/Other Bias,MSM Biz/Other Ignorance — Tom @ 1:22 pm

This is the first paragraph of the AP’s unattributed report on the good month for retail sales:

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers apparently shook off their worries about higher gas prices during May, shopping with enthusiasm at apparel stores and malls and giving many retailers better-than-expected results. A big exception was Wal-Mart Stores Inc., whose low-income consumers are feeling the biggest financial squeeze from $3-a-gallon gas.

Yeah, only the poor shop at Wal-Mart. Everyone else shops somewhere else. You didn’t know? (/sarcasm)

Cross-posted at Newsbusters.org.



  1. Now they have me confused. If only poor people shop at Walmart and I shop at Walmart that must mean that I’m poor. But that same “news” organization also frequently cries about the tax cuts for the rich. I got those tax cuts. Therefore I must be rich.
    Actually, I think if the gas prices were to top three dollars and stay there it could end up being good for Walmart. People who previously disdained shopping at that retailor may start shopping there to save a few bucks.

    Comment by LargeBill — June 1, 2006 @ 3:50 pm

  2. Vile, Vile MSM (Wal-Mart)

    As new media continues to gain in popularity, and with the advent of Fox News and other outlets that appear to be closer to showing both sides of newsworthy debate, the old crusty mainstream media plods onward, drifting even further to the left and e…

    Trackback by Chuckoblog — June 1, 2006 @ 4:04 pm

  3. #1, your last point is a good one, if gas stays stuck at $3, which I don’t expect.

    Your first point, that the media loves to use the poor as a prop when needed but ridicules the store that they believe caters to the poor (a shaky proposition, but that must be what they think), is dead on.

    Comment by TBlumer — June 1, 2006 @ 4:42 pm

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