Emailers protesting Wal-Mart support for Al Sharpton’s group, the National Action Network, are getting the following response:
Walmart supports the National Action Network (NAN) as part of an ongoing effort to partner with national organizations that support issues and initiatives of importance to our customers, and the communities we serve.
Our support for NAN is focused on addressing health and wellness issues and other issues important to our customers and associates. Our company will continue to support organizations that can further our mission to help people live better.
Emails to PepsiCo are getting this reply:
As a global consumer products company that serves all people, we support many not-for-profit organizations with a variety of missions. The leaders of these organizations may at times have points of view that do not necessarily represent those of PepsiCo. I want to assure you that this Company does not endorse those individual viewpoints, political or otherwise.
Meanwhile, Sharpton is threatening to sue Rush Limbaugh, claiming that he had nothing to do with the Crown Heights riots or the Freddie’s Fashion Mart massacre, referenced by Limbaugh in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that appeared over the weekend.
For the truth about these incidents, as well as the Tawana Brawley hoax, see NLPC’s Special Report released earlier this year titled Mainstreaming Demagoguery: Al Sharpton’s Rise to Respectability. Click here to download 50-page pdf version.