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  •  Let's not forget that Jobs is a big shareholder (0+ / 0-)

    in Disney, who produced Pto9/11.  He was unresponsive to the progressive crowd on that one.  My kudos to Jobs are strictly limited to the products he makes.

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      He kept if off Itunes and I am not sure if the deal/production start for that movie was pre pixar deal.

      "Steve Holt is not a paid blog poster for Hillary '08" - Steve Holt

      by cookiesandmilk on Thu Jun 07, 2007 at 10:27:17 AM PDT

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    •  Oh, sheesh. (4+ / 0-)

      So they made a ridiculous movie. That doesn't discredit everything the Disney Corporation has ever done.

      At the very least, they pander to whomever can help them at the time. Or, more realistically, each division of Disney acts in its own self-interest.

      •  who owns whom (2+ / 0-)
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        disney owns abc or vice versa?  i can't keep all the monopolies straight.  

        i also doubt that jobs, as a shareholder, has much say over creative direction...

        cookies and milk:  are you saying that jobs' shares were in pixar, pre-disney assimiliation?

        "Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise." Thomas Paine, Common Sense

        by Cedwyn on Thu Jun 07, 2007 at 11:08:46 AM PDT

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        •  Disney is the parent company (2+ / 0-)
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          However, it naturally has subdivisions--movies, television, theme parks, news, etc. Sure, there's a corporate structure that has control over all of it, but they're not blatantly Republican as much as they blatantly pander to whomever can help them.

          For every crappy move they make like Path to 9/11, refusing to distribute Fahrenheit 9/11, etc., they've done some progressive things as well; ABC News broke the Foley scandal, Disney theme parks have some pretty progressive policies as far as promoting gay rights and supporting families go, etc.

          Like I said, they do whatever they can to help themselves first and foremost, and sometimes it swings both ways.

      •  sorry dude. (2+ / 0-)
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        I boycotted all Disney channels for 6 months over this.

        The evidence shows that this movie got made and was aired on ABC through political connections and not because of substantive entertainment or news values.  The corporation was unresponsive in the face of massive protests against the blatant inaccuracies that were portrayed in the piece.  The company should have been concerned about the controversial display and potential impact on the goodwill of the company.

        Mr. Jobs should have also used his influence as the largest individual shareholder of Disney and of his strategic partnerships because they could ultimately be impacted by ill will.  

        I have not forgotten Disney's betrayal of the public trust and while I am again consuming some of their products, I'm just laying in wait to stick it to them with maximum impact --that is to say political consequences for their arrogance in the form of reminding law makers of the consequences of abusing the public trust.  Hopefully, lawmakers would respond with a fairness doctrine or standards for how the public airwaves are used.  This being that corporations entrusted with the public airwaves are failing to act in the public interest without supervision.

        --Country before party--

        by chipoliwog on Thu Jun 07, 2007 at 11:09:21 AM PDT

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        •  I guess that's where we differ. (0+ / 0-)

          You think Disney has and/or ever had "the public trust."

          I'm much too cynical for that. As far as I'm concerned, what they have is a "purchased, temporary license to broadcast on network television." How they choose to use it is, fundamentally, up to them, within the bounds of the law.

          As such, you're free to boycott them. I can't boycott ABC since I never watch it. And I'm not willing to let my disdain for Path to 9/11 prevent me watching ESPN.

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