Thursday, June 18, 2009

Another Disney Boycott?

First of all, google "boycott disney" and you'll find plenty of search results. The array of people that have an issue with Disney is long and wide!

Now I'm not a *boycott* kinda guy by any stretch, but after reading the latest egregious maneuver by the Disney Corporation....

From Drudge this week:

Wed Jun 17 2009 15:15:00 ET

ABC is refusing to air paid ads during its White House health care presentation, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, including a paid-for alternative viewpoint!

The development comes a day after the network denied a request by the Republican National Committee to feature a representative of the party's views during the Obama special.

Conservatives for Patients Rights requested the rates to buy a 60-second spot immediately preceding 'Prescription for America'.

Statement from Rick Scott, chairman of Conservatives for Patients Rights:

"It is unfortunate - and unusual - that ABC is refusing to accept paid advertising that would present an alternative viewpoint for the White House health care event. Health care is an issue that touches every American and all potential pieces of legislation have carried a pricetag in excess of $1 trillion of taxpayers' money. The American people deserve a healthy, robust debate on this issue and ABC's decision - as of now - to exclude even paid advertisements that present an alternative view does a disservice to the public. Our organization is more than willing to purchase ad time on ABC to present an alternative viewpoint and our hope is that ABC will reconsider having such viewpoints be part of this crucial debate for the American people. We were surprised to hear that paid advertisements would not be accepted when we inquired and we would certainly be open to purchasing time if ABC would reconsider."


First of all, Disney has a fiduciary obligation to its shareholders to maximize advertising revenue.

Secondly, realize that the thugs have already won. Drudge hasn't stirred up a movement for *balance* on their program; he's only carved an opening for a token, soundbite commercial or two.

Again, I'm not a boycotter by any stretch, but this *news* really got my blood boiling. I sure wish I had an upcoming Disney stay that I could cancel - but I don't. So I decided to, in typical 'old bag' fashion, WRITE A LETTER drenched in my own self-righteousness.

That'll show 'em!!!

AND, I decided that I have to do something more. I will boycott ABC (Lost is over) and ESPN.

Then I remembered that the 2009 US OPEN at Bethpage (golf) starts today, and can only be seen on the All Barack Channel networks....

Alright, personal boycott commences next week!

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