Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Falling Apologies at Wal-Mart

Days after banning the sale of the Pensacola News Journal from its stores because management disliked disparaging comments by one of its columnists, AP reports that Wal-Mart has relented and once again will allow sales of the paper in its stores and from newspaper boxes on its property. From AP:

"We did make an error in judgment by removing the papers from our stores," Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokeswoman Sharon Weber said in an e-mail from company headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. "They should be available in our stores by the end of the week."

Market pressure wins out over censorship.

posted by Patrick Ross @ 3:30 PM | Free Speech