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Hoax Story About Walmart Heiress Supporting Unions Gets Reprinted By USA Toady (Oops, Today)

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The third page of an unbylined report with an early Saturday time stamp credited to “USA Today” carried at the Jackson, Mississippi Clarion Ledger (like USAT, a Gannett Company) claimed that “Walmart heiress Alice Walton expressed solidarity with Walmart’s striking workers.”

Putting aside whether or not an action taken by what the company estimated may have been fifty associates is a “strike” or a “temper tantrum,” the claime was not true. USA Today fell for a hoax. Following the jump are several paragraphs from the Clarion Ledger report and an LA Times writeup identifying the hoax. Additionally, I learned that Alice Walton’s Crystal Bridges Museum was the object of Occupy and union movement protests when it opened a year ago.

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  1. even steven

    November 25th, 2012

    USA Toady! Hahaha… that’s perfect.

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  2. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 25th, 2012

    After the unions and Obysmalcare are done with Walmart Macy’s pricing will be lower.

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  3. Anonymous

    November 25th, 2012

    We know how the news organizations do their lies. Report the lie on page one and then a retraction on the bottom of page 37 (if at all).
    BTW – If you ever get to NW Arkansas, go and take a tour of the Crystal Bridges Museum. If is free admission and well worth a nice afternoon. I am not an “art person” and I still enjoyed it. It is great to have something like this in the “middle of nowhere”.

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  4. moarkdave

    November 25th, 2012

    @Anonymous above was me.

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  5. Carlos The Jackal

    November 25th, 2012

    The only time I’ve read USSR Today is when they slipped it under the door of the hotel room for free.
    After reading some of it, I was sure that’s the only reason anyone would read it.

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  6. Unruly Refugee

    November 25th, 2012

    @moarkdave

    That’s the best part of the state. Eureka Springs is a nice place to spend a weekend too.

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  7. Rick

    November 25th, 2012

    Wonder if USSA Today is going to be in business after Alice gets done suing?

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