Watch Wal-Mart’s Protester-Demonizing Commercial “Black LieDay”

Via the Nation, Wal-Mart strikes back against its critics in a mind-bending new advertising campaign:

As activists continue to organize demonstrations at McDonalds, Walmart and other low-wage firms, big protests are planned against retailers for mistreating their workers this Black Friday. In response, consultants are ramping up efforts to marginalize them.

Last night Worker Center Watch, a new website dedicated to attacking labor-affiliated activist groups, began sponsoring advertisements on Twitter to promote smears against the protests planned for Black Friday. “This Black Friday, just buy your gifts, not their lies,” instructs the narrator.

Parquet Public Affairs, a Florida-based government relations and crisis management firm for retailers and fast food companies, registered the Worker Center Watch website. The firm is led by Joseph Kefauver, formerly the president of public affairs for Walmart.

9 Comments on "Watch Wal-Mart’s Protester-Demonizing Commercial “Black LieDay”"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Dec 1, 2013 at 12:26 pm |

    Bow to your betters, Proles! OBEY! SUBMIT!

  2. Earthstar | Dec 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm |

    Justin Bieber is apparently a professional protester now…

  3. The best way to show that you’re not mistreating your workers is to broadcast advertisements bitching about what filthy liars they are.

  4. PrimateZero | Dec 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm |

    Hey Robber Barons, try spending the money you saved on not paying your workers and get some slicker propaganda.

  5. Charmagne Elliott | Dec 1, 2013 at 3:40 pm |

    Wallop the Waltons.

  6. Joseph Mayfield | Dec 1, 2013 at 4:16 pm |

    I’m speechless..

  7. Jonas Planck | Dec 2, 2013 at 7:28 am |

    It takes real skill to make your propaganda look lazier and more smugly self-important than a Steven Crowder video. You have to be TRYING to fail.

  8. gustave courbet | Dec 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm |

    What disturbs me is that this lackluster and lackadaisical propaganda may actually have an audience of smug no-nothings.

  9. Is this a joke from the Onion?

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