Robert Greenwald, director of indie-doc Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism, is seeking an audience beyond the liberal elite. His new film, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, currently being edited in "a converted hot-sheets motel" in Culver City, contends that the retail monster not only employs unfair labor and hiring practices, but as "the world's largest DVD retailer", it "exerts [an] outsized influence on American culture."

It still seems a little unclear as to how or why this is suppossed to appeal to the "gun-toting Bush voters" Greenwald claims he's courting in today's New York Times article by David. M. Halbfinger - especially since Greenwald pooh-poohs the idea of equal time for the corporation's side of the story: "I don't feel an obligation, because they are spending $2 million a day now telling their side of the story." But Greenwals insists, "in the Wal-Mart fight, we're seeing that whether you voted for Bush or have an N.R.A. hat, or are all your life Republican, when Wal-Mart comes to town, they build or drive you out of business, or your neighbor, or they put a road where it used to be your front yard - that's an equalizer." A representative for Wal-Mart told Halbfinger that the corporation was unaware that the documentary even existed until they were contacted for his article, and that the company would "certainly question the accuracy or the fairness of a documentary that didn't even contact us."
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