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Tue Nov 7, 2017, 08:58 AM

Journalists boycott Disney films in solidarity with the L.A. Times

ournalists are boycotting coverage of films from Walt Disney Studios in order to show solidarity with the L.A. Times, which is being blocked by the company.

Entertainment sites like The A.V. Club and Flavorwire, as well as a pop culture writer for the Washington Post, said they would curb their Disney coverage until the ban of the Times was lifted.

"It's a dangerous precedent that Disney is setting: Write an unfavorable story—one that Disney hasn't disputed factually, even—and it will blacklist your publication, punishing independent journalism by using its massive corporate influence," wrote A.A. Dowd, the A.V. Club's film editor.

Last week, the Times explained in an editor's note that Disney's films were not included in its annual Holiday movie preview because of a story the Times published in September that examined the business relationship between the company's Californian theme park -- Disneyland -- and the city of Anaheim.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/06/media/disney-la-times-boycott/index.html

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HAB911 Nov 2017 OP
Stuart G Nov 2017 #1
HAB911 Nov 2017 #2
Stuart G Nov 2017 #3
HAB911 Nov 2017 #4
progressoid Nov 2017 #6
Baitball Blogger Nov 2017 #5

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 09:40 AM

1. Disney has made an "error". Now people will find out things that most people do not know

Disney was ant-union..prevented unions from forming.
Disney was anti women. Women never advanced in the company. For many years women were always kept at the very lowest levels.
Disney paid one third of what other animation companies like Warner Bros paid..Walt thought that anyone who worked for Disney, had the "honor" of it, and he didn't have to pay what other animation companies paid...(except for the lead animators/directors. who were in charge of the full length films. Those 7 directors were paid well.
There is more, but that is enough, and it too is ugly.

Disney taking on the LA Times is not wise. The LA Times will dig up the dirt on Walt Disney and his companies history. It won't be pretty and will cost the company in the long run. Why? Most people do not know the "dirt" and the "dirt" on Disney will make this story about Anaheim look like a minor story about attendance at a football game.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 09:45 AM

2. This could even make the situation for ESPN worse

which would make me happy

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 09:53 AM

3. The history of Disney is truly ugly, He was an anti semite/anti woman and Nazi sympthizer.

Now, you do not have to believe me, read this article about what Meryl Streep, and a grand niece of Walt Disney say about Walt Disney...Hit this link, this is very nasty about Walt and it is the truth.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/walt-disney-s-grandniece-backs-up-meryl-streep-s-racism-claims-anti-semite-check-misogynist-of-9064138.html

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 10:23 AM

4. +++++++++++

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 01:21 PM

6. That dirt has been available for decades. Most people don't care.

They just want to be entertained.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 10:33 AM

5. Somewhere in that article, is there anything about Disney once thinking about

purchasing Fox News? Universal would have benefited from that boneheaded move.


Fox held talks to sell most of company to Disney: CNBC

(Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox has held talks to sell most of its film and television assets to Walt Disney Co, which would gain new programming and expand its international reach, CNBC reported on Monday.

Fox’s shares jumped 9.9 percent to close at $27.45 on Nasdaq, and Disney shares climbed 2.0 percent to $100.64 on the New York Stock Exchange.

The two sides are not currently talking, but had held talks in the last few weeks, CNBC reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fox-walt-disney/fox-held-talks-to-sell-most-of-company-to-disney-cnbc-idUSKBN1D62GU

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