After a show of solidarity from America's critics, Disney caves on blacklisting the LA Times from movie screenings


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/11/08/zip-a-dee-doh.html


#2

Aside from getting one elected to the Presidency of the United States?


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“We’ve had productive discussions with the newly installed leadership at The Los Angeles Times regarding our specific concerns, and as a result, we’ve agreed to restore access to advance screenings for their film critics,” Disney said in a statement.

Man, that is some Sir Humphrey Appleby grade weasel words.


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Funny how ABC News doesn’t mention word one about this whole brouhaha. Still trying to bury the story under the rug…


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I hope that this fiasco encourages other investigative journalists to focus on Disney on purpose with the intention of having them react in the same way. Gotta love free advertising, thanks Disney.


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“So, Barbara, what do you have to say about this so-called Streisand Effect?”


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This is the state of modern corporate governance. They want everything, and you’d better damn well smile when they take it from you, or else. For a long time, they were content to pull the strings in DC, but now that we have installed the oligarchs themselves in the White House and the cabinet, it should come as NO surprise that the government is resembling this.
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the spectacle of one of the largest corporations on earth responding to accusations of bullying with more bullying was so unseemly

I kind of remember a kid’s movie with a theme of how bullying is wrong and whatnot. Forget what studio made it. Disney maybe?


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Someone really ought to start 3D printing Barbra statuettes to hand out to these folks.


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It’s like a Darwin award but for people’s careers or reputation


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