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  • Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

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    Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

    Should work for about a week until people find something new to complain about.
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    • #3
      Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

      As much as I disagree with people distorting truth, I don't disagree with it to the point I would boycott Disney. Especially Disneyland.

      But I guess the big question is how hard will Disney be hit with this altercation?

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        Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

        Originally posted by Disney Wrassler View Post
        As much as I disagree with people distorting truth, I don't disagree with it to the point I would boycott Disney. Especially Disneyland.

        But I guess the big question is how hard will Disney be hit with this
        I don't think it will be very hard.

        National Geographic has a really insightful piece on 9/11 that my parents and I watched about a year ago - and the ended up buying it. Not sure if I mentioned it, but my Dad and MOm knew the pilot of the plane that crashed into the Pentagon.

        I have met a few people that were in the South Tower who work for the New York sector of my company.

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          Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

          It doesn't look like ABC's 9/11 docudrama made much of a ripple. In the overnight ratings, it tied with the repeat of CBS's real 9/11 documentary, but both got trounced by the Colts/Giants game on NBC.

          I question whether as many people would've watched The Path to 9/11 (making it fall farther behind CBS) if there hadn't been such an uproar.

          A boycott is kind of irrelevant. People didn't watch. That's boycott enough.
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          • #6
            Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

            Originally posted by disneytim View Post
            It doesn't look like ABC's 9/11 docudrama made much of a ripple. In the overnight ratings, it tied with the repeat of CBS's real 9/11 documentary, but both got trounced by the Colts/Giants game on NBC.

            I question whether as many people would've watched The Path to 9/11 (making it fall farther behind CBS) if there hadn't been such an uproar.

            A boycott is kind of irrelevant. People didn't watch. That's boycott enough.
            Which further pushes my belief that most Americans just flat out don't care.

            It probably didn't help that there were no commercial breaks in the 3 hour film.

            I don't see why people should boycott Disney or any company over this. It's a dramaticization, and warnings came up all through the airing that explained so.

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            • #7
              Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

              Wow, so you have extreme conservative fundamentalists boysotting Disney at the drop of a hat (here, I'll drop one: "Gay Days!!!").
              Now the left-wing has joined in to protest because of this.

              I agree that it is futile (a waste of time and effort) to boycott and that ratings will be punishment enough.

              If ABC shows a program and no one watches, does it make a sound?

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                Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

                Originally posted by Soulquarian View Post
                Which further pushes my belief that most Americans just flat out don't care.

                It probably didn't help that there were no commercial breaks in the 3 hour film.

                I don't see why people should boycott Disney or any company over this. It's a dramaticization, and warnings came up all through the airing that explained so.
                There's a difference between creating a fictional story with imaginary characters that uses real events as a backdrop and what "Path to 9/11" did. The mini-series shows real people doing things they did not do.

                Even with the three disclaimers, audiences would find it extremely difficult to separate the fact from the fiction in the mini-series. And, while the show did not draw much of an audience, the presentation still will occupy five hours of prime-time network television by tonight. Disney's broadcast license is a privilege that represents a public trust, and I believe the company abused that trust with this presentation, which strangely was aired commercial-free.

                Disney spent more than $40 million on the production and is presenting it without advertising for five hours in prime-time over two nights all to jeopardize the goodwill associated with the Disney and ABC trademarks and endanger the broadcast licenses of ABC and its affiliates, plus invite a consumer boycott. Who actually paid for this?

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                  Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

                  Originally posted by Soulquarian View Post
                  Which further pushes my belief that most Americans just flat out don't care.
                  Bingo.

                  Count me among those who don't wish to relive the events of five years ago (some need to, and that's fine--it's a personal choice). I've tried not to tune in to the constant rehashing of events that we're being force fed this week and it's getting tiresome.

                  The furor over The Path to 9/11 is a tempest in a teapot. The docudrama will be long forgotten before the real events of 9/11 stop resonating.
                  Last edited by disneytim; 09-11-2006, 03:57 PM.
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                    Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

                    Originally posted by PragmaticIdealist View Post
                    Disney spent more than $40 million on the production and is presenting it without advertising for five hours in prime-time over two nights all to jeopardize the goodwill associated with the Disney and ABC trademarks and endanger the broadcast licenses of ABC and its affiliates, plus invite a consumer boycott. Who actually paid for this?
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                    • #11
                      Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

                      I think that there is just too much 9/11 stuff on all the time. I mean for months on end this year there has been movies made, re-runs of 9/11 broadcasts aired for the last few months on stations like History Channel & A&E, etc. I think it is just a bit to much.

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                        Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

                        I love the Idea. Boycott the Parks! let's hope the line for "Peter Pan" and "Dole Whip" will now be tolerable.
                        ..and take the advice tendered below and thank you for patronizing Shrunken Ned, the jungle's only self service witch doctor.

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                          Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

                          So... according to the petition... the only fictions were those that depicted Democrats in a bad light? This production was a hatchet job by "right wing Republicans" meant to scare the public into voting conservative? Otherwise, it was 100% accurate?
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                            Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

                            As a matter of fact, they only cut about 70 seconds of footage from the film in response to Democratic uproar. They checked their facts with the 9/11 commision report and other sources. I found out that Iger was even threatened to have his broadcasting licence taken away if he aired the film. If you need any more proof of left wing media bias then you're crazy. The events discussed about missing chances to take down Bin Laden during Clinton's administration really happened and people like Madeliene Albright were in part responisble. Good for Iger and not being afraid to pull this off the air. If Disney can produce Fahrenheit 9/11 then why can't they use half of their docudrama to tell what really happened under Clinton's administration.

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                              Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

                              Originally posted by Jackdack View Post
                              As a matter of fact, they only cut about 70 seconds of footage from the film in response to Democratic uproar. They checked their facts with the 9/11 commision report and other sources. I found out that Iger was even threatened to have his broadcasting licence taken away if he aired the film. If you need any more proof of left wing media bias then you're crazy. The events discussed about missing chances to take down Bin Laden during Clinton's administration really happened and people like Madeliene Albright were in part responisble. Good for Iger and not being afraid to pull this off the air. If Disney can produce Fahrenheit 9/11 then why can't they use half of their docudrama to tell what really happened under Clinton's administration.
                              I must be missing something then. Exactly what proof did this anti-democrat rant provide that proves media bias?

                              It would appear that, if anything, airing this fiction dispels the myth of liberal media bias, doesn't it? It was paid for by a supposedly left wing media corporation and aired without commercial interruption. How on earth could that have happened?
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                                Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

                                Harry Reid sent the veiled threat regarding the broadcast license. He is not a part of the media. He is a Senator. While this does show bias, it's not media bias. Just good ol' fashioned toxic partisanship.

                                Both sides do it and it only serves to gum up the works so nothing ever gets done.
                                "Yesterday, a man walked up to me and said, 'Isn't it a shame that Walt Disney couldn't be here to see this?' and I said, "He did see this, that's why it's here."
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                                  Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

                                  Originally posted by Tom Chaney View Post
                                  Just good ol' fashioned toxic partisanship.
                                  I can't think of a better description of this documentary than "toxic partisanship". That it was responded to in kind shouldn't come as a surprise.

                                  Personally, I view this mini-series as a political ad and feel that the democrats should be allowed the same amount of commercial free time before the elections. I bet they could twist the facts just as well. And I bet the uproar would be equally audible. In fact, in the case of Reagan's show, it was.
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                                    Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

                                    It doesn't look like ABC's 9/11 docudrama made much of a ripple. In the overnight ratings, it tied with the repeat of CBS's real 9/11 documentary, but both got trounced by the Colts/Giants game on NBC.
                                    Wow, is that what kind of people we are? We can vote for American Idol, but we can't vote for the president? We can watch a football game, but can't sit down with the family and remember the tragic events that killed thousands of innocent Americas? It's disgusting and really sick to know that.

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                                      Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

                                      Originally posted by DisneyMickey View Post
                                      Wow, is that what kind of people we are? We can vote for American Idol, but we can't vote for the president?
                                      How is watching this mini-series a vote for the president? And are you suggesting that anyone that disagrees with the president is bad? Do we all have to share the same views?

                                      And just to make something perfectly clear...

                                      Many of us who are vocal in our distrust of the president did not always feel this way. When 9/11 occurred, we were with the president. We thought it was the right thing to go into Afghanistan and hunt down that that did this. I still feel this way. When the president showed strength and resolve by an immediate military response, I was right there with him. Without hijacking this any further, suffice to say that later events caused us to rethink our support for his leadership. Last I heard, we have the right to do that in this country. It's one of the things that makes us great.

                                      We can watch a football game, but can't sit down with the family and remember the tragic events that killed thousands of innocent Americas? It's disgusting and really sick to know that.
                                      There are many reasons that someone wouldn't want to watch this, none of them disgusting or really sick. For some people, it is still too soon. For some, they prefer facts when it comes to 9/11, not editorializing. Still others may have commemorated the day with their family in any number of ways other than watching a TV show. Some placed flowers. Some sat in quiet reflection. That's what I did. I didn't need to see any footage or a tv show to recall the events of that day as vividly as if it were yesterday. I didn't need a show to remind me of my childhood friend, a NYC firefighter, who I didn't hear from for almost a week and the tears of relief that followed. I also vividly recall him telling me of a mutual acquaintance who was also a firefighter and didn't quite make it out.

                                      Please don't suppose that just because someone didn't watch this show means that they don't remember. Trust me, we remember.

                                      I'm sorry but, with all due respect, I find that particular attitude that you expressed in your post to be quite offensive.
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                                        Re: Disney Boycotts Organized in Response to "Path to 9/11"

                                        I watched a few hours of National Geographic's documentary. It is truly great (and sometimes unwatchable) stuff: with survivors, widows, last pictures of fireman going up taken by people walking down, video footage of leapers and of the dust cloud rolling down the street. All in chronological order.

                                        Why make a fictionalized drama, when the real thing is available?

                                        One thing that was updated that I think was different: I thought the "let's roll" guy on 93 was talking to a dispatcher, who then called the wife afterward. In this new version, he's now talking to his wife. Maybe I wasn't paying attention last night (playing three tables of poker online).

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