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Another FOX Attack On Robert Greenwald's WalMart Film

Reported by Deborah - November 16, 2005

Robert Greenwalds film Wal Mart- The High Cost Of Low Price has opened this week with over 7,000 screenings nationally and internationally. Held in private homes, community centers, churches and neighborhood pubs, there have been reports of record turnouts everywhere. Last night Byron York, National Review, joined Brit Hume on Special Report to discredit the documentary. 11/15/05

Here is a transcript of Hume interviewing York about what he discovered during his investigation of the film. York claimed that the story told about H&H Hardware was not true despite what the owner of the business said in the film.

Jim Gilliam, the Producer, had this statement in response to York's allegations.

It's actually quite difficult to pin a store closing directly on Wal-Mart. It can be argued over again and again what was the real and true cause for the store closing. But this story was incredibly clear cut, and a poignant example of the Wal-Mart effect. The Hunters were preparing for Wal-Mart's arrival, and seeking a loan to compete... they went to the bank, who devalued their property and wouldn't do it... their reason? When Wal-Mart comes to town, there will end up being a bunch of empty stores that no one can sell.. So the bank actually SAID it was because of Wal-Mart.. doesn't get any more direct than that. The Hunters weren't even given the chance to compete. The mere annoucement of a new Wal-Mart is enough to shut businesses down.

comment: Wal Mart will spend millions trying to fight the Greenwald film but it will be money down the drain. Wal Mart-The High Cost Of Low Price will will not dissappear in a few months because Robert Greenwald has started a movement that will continue while he moves on to the next project. No wonder Wal Mart is so scared.

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