Monday, April 10, 2006

Wal-Mart - Just Greedy

[T]his week, the mega-retailer stood its ground and resisted calls from the American Family Association to refuse to sell the "Brokeback Mountain" DVD.

Wal-Mart even promoted the DVD in displays featuring the gay characters portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger.
Some will say that Wal-Mart is just greedy and knows a hot-selling product when it sees it. But the behemoth is uber-popular in the red states where the American Family Association and other so-called Christian groups hold lots of influence.

So, just this once, kudos to Wal-Mart.

Emphasis mine. Isn't that what capitalism is all about? Providing people what they want? Wal-Mart just happens to do it at a lower cost than most people. Now when you consider that Wal-Mart has historically caved to RedState conservatism by keeping some products off the shelf, perhaps some kudos are in order.

Kudos for allowing greed to finally win out!

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