Saturday, January 31, 2009

What Rubbish--Springsteen: Wal-Mart Deal a Mistake

What total dross. Bruce Springsteen is a hypocrit.
The Boss is owning up to a mistake. In an interview with Sunday's New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn't have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest hits CD.

Some fans were critical because Springsteen has been a longtime supporter of worker's rights, and Wal-Mart has faced criticism for its labor practices.

Springsteen told the Times that his team didn't vet the issue as closely as he should have, and that he "dropped the ball on it."
OK, let's review the facts here:

Bruce Springsteen and/or his people make an EXCLUSIVE deal with Wal-Mart to sell a CD.

Wal-Mart is the nation's biggest retailer.

Some union official gets bent out of shape because Wal-Mart is a non-union store and brings it to Springsteen's attention and Springsteen is a big supporter of union rights.

So Springsteen calls the deal a mistake.

Come on!!. It is not like Springsteen and his people don't know about Wal-Mart. We are not talking about some mom and pop, three store music chain in rural North Dakota. This is the biggest retailer in the country and it is exclusive.

That is not a mistake. Springsteen just needs to own up to the fact that he made a deal to make money. There is nothing wrong with that and I don't begrudge Springsteen making the deal. But to call the deal a mistake is a lie and he knows it.

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