Subject: Re: Disney vs. LA Times
On 11/8/2017 10:42 AM, william ahearn wrote:
> On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:24:39 AM UTC-5, moviePig wrote:
>> Well, it does sound like a violation of the *spirit* of the First
>> Amendment. Generally, press-events ought not hand-pick the press.
> Not even close. The press has no "right" to attend an activity sponsored by a corporation.
Not if it's a wedding or a vacation holiday. But the impending release
of big movies are by definition a matter of public interest, and timely
reporting on them is the livelihood of a press segment. While it seems
(somewhat) reasonable that studios may occasionally cherry-pick certain
reviewers for an *extra*-advanced screening, the usual press-only
Monday(?) screenings seem more subject to the aforementioned "spirit".
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