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Does love trump evil?

Ty Inc. and Target have both been busted for shameless horrible behavior.

A few people blogged it, but most people ignored it.

These incidents are far worse that Wal-mart’s blogging fiasco, the fact that Whole Food’s CEO is a serial liar, or the other things that get bloggers’ shorts in a bundle. 

Do brands that we like get a free pass from the blogosphere?  Is Target allowed to lie to us because we like their style?  I’m totally flummoxed by the double standard.

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  1. Ed Kohler February 1, 2008 at 9:30 am #

    I’ve had the opposite reaction to Target’s moves. I think they’re held to a higher standard since they position themselves as being so perfect and brand-controlled.
    The Facebook story you cite above made it to the lead story in Target’s hometown paper, the StarTribune. And the NY Times wrote in their business section earlier this week about Target snubbing bloggers.

  2. Andy Sernovitz February 1, 2008 at 9:39 am #

    But that’s nothing compared to the thousands of articles and blog posts about Wal-mart’s blog problems.

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