Morning Links for April 4, 2013
Magic Johnson, Apple's iPhone plans and Walmart. What do they have in common? They're all in today's Morning Links.
Start your pre-Friday in an intellectual fashion by reading some of what we're reading this morning. It's a newsy mish-mash of high and low that will have you reaching for your iPhone and, perhaps, rethinking your grocer.
- Last fall, one of the ATF's sting operations went completely awry. Those mistakes were further compounded when guns, including a machine gun, were stolen from an ATF agent's car. Six months later, the guns are still nowhere to be found. But the Journal Sentinel reports that a new warrant has been filed for text messages that could potentially link a suspect to the crime. As of this morning, no charges have been filed.
- Uh oh. Walmart, which is - as The New York Times reports - the largest retailer and grocer in the country, is having a hard time living up to its espoused fresh-food virtues. According to "employees and industry analysts," the company has laid off so many workers, that it's having a hard time keeping fresh food stocked.
- Magic Johnson tells gossip website TMZ.com that he fully supports his gay son. Johnson says, "I told him, 'Hey, we are here to support you, man. We're going to love you no matter who you are, what you do. We just want you to love yourself.'" Hugs for everyone.