On Tuesday ex-NBC host Megyn Kelly started a Twitter feud with comedian Sarah Silverman by pointing out something a lot of people have been thinking for a while: why on Earth would Disney cast the hateful, fouled-mouthed Silverman in a kids’ movie like Wreck-It Ralph?
At its peak in the 2000’s, the Disney Channel was a competitive force in the realm of kids’ television. My, how times have changed since then! As this space demonstrated in 2017, Disney Channel and sister network Disney XD have been losing numbers of subscribers to streaming video, according to The Wall Street Journal. They joined in the ranks of other Disney-owned TV brands that have lost viewership, including ABC, ESPN, and FreeForm.
It’s been a long time coming, but Disney finally committed to unveiling it’s very first official gay character. Exciting times, right? Well, for some, not quite. The news hasn’t been as exciting for the lefties against whitewashing and all things cultural appropriation, because actor Jack Whitehall is not gay.
For a summer installment of the entertainment industry’s winners and losers, entries include a successful sequel to a hit Pixar movie having libertarian undertones, Rob Reiner’s latest liberal flop, and a kids’ cartoon of all things joining the grievance industry. And skip down below the first review to avoid spoilers regarding the plot of Incredibles 2!
Readers might recall how, earlier this year, this writer chronicled how far to the left the Walt Disney Company-owned Freeform cable channel (formerly ABC Family and, before that, The Family Channel) has become. But, just when you thought the liberal network couldn’t possibly sink any lower, it did.
To begin Thursday’s edition of HLN’s Unfiltered, host S.E. Cupp walked her viewers through how the liberal media’s double standard for punishing vile comments works. Between Roseanne Barr, Keith Olbermann, Joy Reid, and now Samantha Bee, there were a plethora of examples for her to choose from. But her most stern and forceful condemnation was reserved for ESPN and their parent company Disney for hiring Olbermann despite his membership in what she called the “misogynists’ club.”
Poor Disney -- just another Mom & Pop trying to keep its nose clean in the rough neighborhood of American culture. That’s how Lloyd Greif, a Los Angeles-based investor sees the multi-billion-dollar entertainment conglomerate.
Variety reported on Monday about Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosting a fundraiser next week for six vulnerable Democrat senators. Although the story did point out the irony of Disney pushing for the tax cuts that every one of the senators voted against, it skipped the more controversial detail that the senators would be receiving money from a fundraiser hosted by an executive who pushed for replacing American Disney employees with H1B visa foreign workers.
Whoever owns the news gets a say in what is reported. If the nets prefer audiences to stay in the lala land of fantasy wars, then reality will be ignored.
Ask the hard-working animators and artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios or its sister studio Pixar what good storytelling is, and they’ll give you an unrivaled description. But ask their ideological corporate cousins at the cable channel Freeform, and they will say a good story means graphic sex scenes, vulgar dialogue, and SJW propaganda that makes MTV look like Little House on the Prairie.
The liberal media are so reluctant to give President Trump credit for anything positive his legislation achieves, that they will even keep silent when that legislation directly benefits them.
By now, the shock and awe of Rupert Murdoch’s December 14 sale of 21th Century Fox to Disney has set in, so it’s worth a look back at how Murdoch built Fox into the mammoth film and television force it’s become today. Born in 1931, the Australian-born Murdoch has he left an indelible mark on the media industry. After inheriting his father’s media empire, he eventually acquired a slew of television stations, as well as the iconic movie studio 20th Century Fox from oil magnate Marvin Davis.