For a summer movie promotion, 7-11 has transformed 12 of their locations into stores that sell shoddy, overpriced merchandise run by Third World immigrants.  This has to be the cheapest “transformation” on record.  I mean, what did they really have to change here? But the Washington Post dutifully writes about their publicity stunt here: 7-Elevens Get a ‘Kwik-E-Mart’ Makeover – washingtonpost.com. Because as we all know, the job of every journalist – every newspaper, every radio and television station – is to act as an echo chamber for corporations and government.