When it's Ray Charles and Starbucks, everyone's all worshipful and eager to lionize the trailblazing marketing minds at work. When it's Garth Brooks and Wal-Mart, oh good God. The world is ending. Society is being taken over by Huns. And worse, it might lead to illegal downloads.
How do the folks in Bentonville do that? Isn't it enough for them to be the world's top retailer? Do they have to interfere with our powers of rational thought and objective analysis too?