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Monday, April 23, 2012

Why we need newspapers

Sunday's New York Times 4/22 has a three-page-expose of the Wal-Mart scandal. It's appalling beyond words. Here is a company boasts of its virtue and censors the books it sells, but allows megamillions in bribes to be paid to officials in Mexico. To make matters that much worse, they covered it up. Here is a good example of Sin with a capital S--everyone has heard the truism that the cover-up is worse than the crime, but everybody keeps covering up anyway.

If the Times had not spent months on this story, we never would have known about it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/business/at-wal-mart-in-mexico-a-bribe-inquiry-silenced.html?_r=1

Thomas Jefferson wrote that he'd rather have a newspaper without a government than a government without a newspaper.