The Pensacola News Journal reports that "the store ordered us off their property, told us to come pick up our newspaper racks and clear out. So we did."
Just two days later, Wal-Mart's corporate headquarters in Bentonville lifted the ban and apologized to the paper.
"We did make an error in judgment by removing the papers from our stores," Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokeswoman Sharon Weber told the paper in an e-mail.
Weber did not discuss the fate of the manager who ordered the ban.
Maybe Wal-Mart's kinder, gentler PR strategy hadn't been communicated all the way down the chain.
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|Comment:||PR gaffe.(Wal-Mart Stores Inc. lifts ban on newspaper for its criticism)|
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|Date:||Aug 1, 2005|
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