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Subject: Re: Disney vs. LA Times
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From: moviePig <pwallace@moviepig.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2017 09:26:29 -0500
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On 11/8/2017 11:49 PM, BTR1701 wrote:
> Lewis<g.kreme@gmail.com.dontsendmecopies> wrote:
>> In message
>><137561359.531859799.215523.address_is-invalid.invalid@news.giganews.co
>>> BTR1701<address_is@invalid.invalid> wrote:
>>> moviePig<pwallace@moviepig.com> wrote:
>>
>>>> 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.
>>
>>> The movie industry has no duty to provide reporters a livelihood.
>>
>> If you think that it's OK for a multi-billion dollar company to try to
>> pervert the news by punishing the press they don't like then you are
>> very much mistaken.
> 
> For all definitions of 'okay' equal to 'legal', no I am not mistaken. What
> Disney did by barring the Times from their own private events did not
> violate any federal, state, county, or local law, statute, regulation or
> constitutional provision.
> 
> You may not like it or think it's 'okay', but Disney had every right to do
> it.
> 
> The remedy, of course, is for all the other media outlets to boycott Disney
> in return, which is what they did, and which is what induced Disney to back
> down.

The dismay is that Disney's barring the Times is plainly 'not okay' yet 
this fact was lost upon those controlling a multi-billion dollar public 
relations industry like Disney.  Their action resonates much too 
strongly with the modern theme of finding low IQs in high places.

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