: Robert Greenwald, who made Outfoxed, is now going after Walmart and is asking the public for contributions of video and photo and stories and is recruiting people to be field producers and even to host screenings of the finished flick… and also, of course, he’s asking for money. Some way say it’s citizen journalism blowing the lid off the box with a smart mob, others may call it a new-media lynch mob. In any case, it’s a clever means of recruiting the audience to get behind the camera. To paraphrase Jay Rosen: Now the writers are readers, the readers are producers. [via Bill Doskoch]
: By the way, I hate shopping in Walmart — the place scares me viscerally — but I don’t think it’s evil just because it’s big. I also have — stupidly, perhaps — avoided buying Walmart stock because I believe that in the history of retail — see department store chains of the past and see most any consumer electronics chain — there has always been a tipping point when a chain gets too big. Will that day come for Walmart? I think it will tip of its own weight. That’s just a guess but that’s why I don’t think Walmart (or Clear Channel or Microsoft) is an evil empire that needs to be toppled. The market takes care of that.