Tuesday, January 09, 2007

KSFO, Spocko, Disney and the Extreme Right

OnLine Media Daily has an excellent summary of Disney's attempt to stifle free speech in support of its hate speech talk radio station, KSFO. In his article Tom Siebert describes a typical day for anyone in the western states who might tune into KSFO:
What they heard was drive-time hosts endorse torture, insult Muslims and enact the execution of journalists. When some advertisers fled, the Disney legal department briefly killed the messenger with a cease-and-desist order, alleging copyright violation.
Siebert points out that Disney is struggling with a great deal of baggage from the last six years of what appears to be a corporate love affair with the values of right wing extremism.
During the Bush administration, Disney has repeatedly shown a willingness to put right-wing allegiance over profit. It disassociated itself from Michael Moore's extremely profitable agitprop documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11." More recently, it aired the controversial "Path to 9/11" docudrama miniseries on ABC television without commercial support when advertisers balked. The program contradicted the U.S. government's bipartisan "9/11 Report" in order to fictionally cast actions of the Clinton Administration in a poor light.
See below on this blog for a list of KSFO's advertisers or you can contact ABC and Disney directly. Zenia Mucha is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for the Walt Disney Company, phone number is (818) 560-5300. Or email, Heather Rim the Vice President of Communications for ABC at heather.rim@abc.com.

Ask them why the value hate speech so much more than free speech?