Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday Truly Black

James Wolcott blasts the media for their role in inciting the heathenish mobs that stampede retail stores. One such mob, unable to contain its zeal for sale prices, trampled to death a Wal-Mart employee:

If nothing else, it would be nice if CNBC and the other cable networks would at least stop hyping Black Friday as if it were the Super Bowl, grinning and ruminating about it as if it were some durable and endearing national tradition. Quit treating shoppers loaded with merchandise dragging their fat butts across the parking lot as if they were some hardy breed of buffalo hunter heeding the call of the wild.

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