Subject: Re: Disney vs. LA Times
On 11/7/2017 9:19 AM, Obveeus wrote:
> To sum it up:
> The Los Angeles Times wrote a story about Anaheim not benefiting from
> the tax credits given to Disney's Park system.
> Disney has retaliated by denying Los Angeles Times reporters access to
> advance screenings of Disney films like THOR RAGNAROK.
> In counter-retaliation, the National Society of Film Critics, the Los
> Angeles Film Critics Association, The New York Film Critics Circle, and
> the Boston Society of Film Critics have banned all Disney films from
> their award eligibility.
> The writer of this article claims that banning a Los Angeles film critic
> from advanced screenings of the film is a violation of the First
> Amendment. You'd think that journalists would have at least some
> understanding of what the First Amendment is about...and as a hint, it
> isn't about a journalist's 'right' to see movies before the rest of the
> public can see them.
Well, it does sound like a violation of the *spirit* of the First
Amendment. Generally, press-events ought not hand-pick the press.
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