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Debunking the Disney Disinformation

Animator Floyd Norman and others stand up to rebut the demonization campaign against "the perfect American."

Chris Queen


January 10, 2014 - 6:00 am
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Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep has proven once and for all that she should stick to acting and stay away from speechifying.

This week at the awards for the National Board of Review, the organizers tapped Streep to give an award to Emma Thompson for her portrayal of P. L. Travers in the delightful Saving Mr. Banks. Instead of merely lauding Thompson for her masterful performance, Streep chose to aim daggers at the memory of Walt Disney, whom Tom Hanks portrayed in the film. Streep managed to trot out all the old saws of disinformation against Disney:

Disney’s reputation has long been dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism, but Streep focused most of her attention on Disney’s treatment of women, calling the legendary impresario a “gender bigot” and quoting longtime Disney animator Ward Kimball, who said his boss “didn’t trust women or cats.”

Streep also accused Disney of supporting “an anti-Semitic industry lobbying group,” believed to be a reference to the Motion Picture Alliance, and quoted a letter purportedly written by Disney’s company to an aspiring female animator which read, in part “Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that task is performed entirely by young men.”

Of course the antisemitism charge has been repeated over and over by the Left. In Streep’s case, if she is referring to the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, she is sadly mistaken. That organization consisted of conservatives in Hollywood who were committed to stamping out Communist influence and, well, preserving American ideals.

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Agreed that Disney's not very likely to have been misogynist (I doubt his daughters or his wife would have even died natural deaths or go beyond childhood had he been that), and since he hired Jewish people and Blacks, not to mention made donations to groups belonging to the former ethnicity, its unlikely he had any ill will to those groups.

I am deeply concerned with the actions of the current people running Disney though, as they are at least ethnically Jewish, yet they are promoting anti-Christian rhetoric (GCB and ESPN's recent behavior are good examples of this) as well as various leftwing talking points (seen with Gay Days, and possibly the likely feminist propaganda that was in Beauty and the Beast) and supporting Clintonian Democrats even when such support wouldn't even bring profit to Disney at all (such as suppressing the Path to 9/11 to such an extent that they can't even sell the rights to another company to publish a DVD release), and thus qualifies as bad business practice.

A brief question to Mr. Queen, though: Can you verify if anything in the book "Disney: Betrayal of the Mouse" stands to close scrutiny or is otherwise made by a Communist front group and using Commie talking points? I once saw the book among a book sale at my Japan Club (one of the students in the club brought the books along while she was planning to sell them or donate them and we got to take a look), and I wanted to know whether any of the negative statements passed the litmus test or were otherwise propaganda.
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Karma is come correct her calumny and crooked nose.
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I am so very happy to have learned this! I'd accepted the nasty stories about Disney for a long time, but sadly (without the Lefty triumphalism). It'll be good not to believe them anymore.
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Excellent and definitive rebuttal.
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