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Disney's Cynical Pro-Obama Ploy

realdantheman Wrote: Jun 08, 2012 11:52 AM
What a crock!! At the same time that Disney curries political favor from the Obama machine by allegdly eliminating "junk" food ads on thier networks and properties, they most hypocritically sponsor at least two McDonalds restaurants on their properties, one at Epcot near the sothwest corner of the lake, and a super-sized one (ironically) at the Marketplace at Disney West Side where junk food is the sole and only menu items. Additionally, at all their theme parks, other than the highly expensive, allegedly "gourmet" sit-down restaurants, Disney continues to provide only the worst in foods for both adults and children, hamburgers and only everything else fried and super high in fat: (chicken fingers, fries, onion rings, milkshakes, etc.)
Milt37 Wrote: Jun 08, 2012 12:39 PM
You are correct, sir!

The first time I went to Disneyland was in 1964. We had just moved to CA, and I was only 8 yrs. old. Even my Dad, who is no fan of fast-food, was impressed by the food. That was when WALT was still alive and running things. Even then, food wasn't cheap, but reasonable. Most of the concessions were run by Disney, and met high standards.
Last time I went, almost every "eatery" was sponsored by the likes of McDonald's, Pizza-Hut, charged ridiculous prices for bad food. McDonald's even has small stands around the park where you can buy only buy small bags of fries ($3), while you're waiting in line for a ride!
What hypocriascy!

On the heels of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest stupid regulations commanding a shrinkage in the size of sugary drinks in restaurants, movie theaters and stadiums, the Walt Disney Co. has announced it will ban ads for products on its broadcast and online platforms that it has scientifically determined are "junk food" and do not meet the company's nutrition standards.

Curiously, Disney announced that it would begin this new effort immediately -- wait, no, at some time in 2015. So why announce this now? It would seem so that Disney could be praised and honored by first lady...