Friday, January 06, 2006

Wal-Mart again

Now they are being accused of purposely linking African American DVD title suggestions to online customers who search for "Lord of the Apes" or "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

Honestly, I think this was a complete mistake and misunderstanding because those searches link other titles the shopper may be interested in randomly. There is no puppet master sitting in the same room with the server saying, "Oh look! Another black person is lookin' for the monkey's! Let's make sure they can only watch their own kind on tv!"*

Really, aren't there more important things to zing Wal-Mart for, such as low wages, the amount of employees who are on state funded assistance programs, purposely hiring young people who don't realize they don't have to take that shit anymore, hiring of illegal aliens, sweatshops?

*Complete sarcasm, please don't take that seriously.