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Subject: Re: Disney vs. LA Times
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moviePig<pwallace@moviepig.com> wrote:
>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.

Only to someone who believes he has the write to twist the meanings of
ordinary words in order to make himself sound more profound, without
actually communicating.