Public Apology.

As someone pointed out on Gothamist, the flyer I wrote about below was NOT created by Wal-Mart and instead created by a group called Wal-Mart Watch. Had I read the entire flyer and visited the Web site prior having written both Jake at Gothamist and the post below, I’d have realized that they seem to be more Pro-Union (at least when it comes to massive corporations such as Wal-Mart) and not pro Wal-Mart at all.

I feel the need to write as much because I did not do the fact checking prior writing on here as well as writing to Jake. And that’s irresponsible. This type of error is precisely why individual bloggers are deemed as untrustworthy and dishonest, opinionated and therefore not to be taken seriously. I am sorry to have added fodder to this belief.

I will say, however, that the last time I fell for something at Grand Central Station, it was related to a Viagra stunt. That was entirely sneaky. This, apparently, was not.

While the guy standing outside was indeed obviously against having a Wal-Mart come to New York City, the page I was given did not state this. Hence, my initial confusion. Hence, my immediate belief that I had been duped once again.

I apologized to Jake, personally, and I would like to apologize to anyone who read this and believed, even for a second, anything other than the truth.

4 Comments

  1. Why are you apologizing for passing along a tip that, without being checked, was published?

    That’s insane.

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  2. Because I don’t want to be seen as someone who distributes false information. And, this time, I did just that.

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  3. You don’t have to apologize.

    Even if it were something bad – like )insert something bad i would probably say here(

    You’re a blogger, not a reputable news source (if there was such a thing).

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  4. Bloggers are sometimes considered to be a good source. More for just social commentary. Icing on cake or flower arrangements at soirees for the news.

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