Do you suppose the Plain Dealer would have run this full-page advertisement for Wal-Mart? I’d like to think not, but we all know how desparate newspapers are getting thsese days. The Washington Post reports this morning in Wal-Mart To Apologize For Ad In Newspaper that the folks at the Arizona Daily Sun didn’t have any problems. Under a picture of a Nazi book burning in 1933 the Wal-Mart-approved text reads:
Should we let government tell us what we can read? Of course not . . . So why should we allow local government to limit where we shop?
The issue, of course, is a pesky Arizona zoning ordinance that would G*A*S*P prevent Wal-Mart from exanding a local store to include a grocery. Sound familiar?
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