In today’s column, SFGate’s Mark Morford speaks about Wal-Mart’s censorship of magazines and music as an example of their blatant attempt to manipulate American culture. Morford expertly argues that Wal-Mart tries to perpetuate a version of Americana that is bland, hyper-righteous, censored, sexless, and even brainless with its actions. I agree. Somehow intolerance, condemnation, and eternal hellfire don’t seem like good “traditional” family values. It is an excellent article filled with sarcasm and wit, check it out if you have the time.


  1. What do you expect? Walmart’s headquarters are located in the ignorant bliss of the vast wasteland of the United States called the “bible belt.”

    #1 by Meerenai — June 18, 2003 @ 2:34 am

  2. I wouldn’t call the entire Bible Belt a vast wasteland. Nashville, TN, for example, is a very quaint city with lovely people and lively atmosphere. However, Bentonville, Arkansas, home of Wal-Mart, is filled with crackers and rednecks. A vast wasteland indeed.

    #2 by Mr. Norton — June 19, 2003 @ 8:48 am

  3. Ignorance is bliss and generalizations are never fair. Jimmy, we know that you are cool and that there may be more cool people throughout the bible belt. However, it’s fair to say that you are the exception, not the rule.

    #3 by Nugget — June 19, 2003 @ 10:47 am

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