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Commentary: Media Coverage of Wal-Mart

By Jim Wittebols

Buffalo, NY – Much attention has been paid to Wal-Mart in recent months, particularly the role the company plays in the nation's economy. There was a multi-part series on NPR's "Morning Edition," an in-depth article in the New York "Times" and a segment on public television's "Bill Moyer's Now." Commentator Jim Wittebols takes issue with the way some in the media cover the retail giant.

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Commentator Jim Wittebols is a professor of Communications Studies at Niagara University. His "Against the Grain" commentary is a monthly feature of WBFO News.