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Subject: Re: Disney vs. LA Times
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Subject: Re: Disney vs. LA Times
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From: moviePig <pwallace@moviepig.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2017 10:24:32 -0500
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On 11/7/2017 9:19 AM, Obveeus wrote:
>
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-mov-disney-cr... 
> 
> 
> 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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