Coverage of Disney vs. desantis skewed
Your front page story ‘Disney vs. DeSantis’ it is biased and unprofessional. The special arrangements made for Disney were a good program that has been beneficial to all parties. Typically, such incentives are offered to companies for defined periods to help defray development costs. It’s not in Florida’s best interest to have special arrangements go on forever.
The role of the Disney Board of Directors is to administer company policy in the best interest of shareholders and customers. It is a for-profit business, not a political action entity. Unfortunately, Disney has entered into a fringe awakening policy that has run afoul of state law, many customers, and shareholders. Clearly a no-win situation.
The Post story is written as a conflict between Disney and DeSantis and not a complete review of all independent districts created before 1968. A professional newspaper would approach each story objectively with all sides equally informed.
Charles Lyday, Boca Raton
The once-loved theme park also ‘woke up’
Once again, another example of Republican hypocrisy. First, they give corporations a voice in the political process through “Citizens United.” Now, they stifle that voice when it differs from Republican views, as happened with the Disney corporation, stripping it of the special status it enjoyed for more than 50 years. This measure will cost the taxpayers of Orange and Osceola. I wonder if Governor DeSantis realizes that he ruined his own children’s childhood memories. Others have been banned from Disney properties for less.
I didn’t know Mickey and his friends were Democrats until Gov. DeSantis’s campaign pointed it out. It is logical. Mickey and Minnie have a common law marriage. Donald Duck is a near-nudist with no pants. Daisy Duck and Minnie have feminist attitudes and Tinker Bell has been an icon of the LGBT community for years. Tiana and Pocahontas speak for the Black and Native American communities, while Mulan, Elsa, Anna, Stich, Olaf, Jasmine and Aladdin symbolize the democratic acceptance of immigrants. Only Dumbo seems to be in the Republican camp, and I think he wants to use his big ears to run away from the Republican circus.
Karen Zaremba, Lantana
Disney needs to rethink Republican support
Unlike numerous much-needed public reforms, it took the governor and his Republican lawmakers a day to repeal a law that allowed Walt Disney World to run private governance over its properties. It was to punish Disney for not going along with its draconian “Don’t Say Gay” law. With this spiteful legislation taking effect in 2023, perhaps Disney should publicly donate all the funds it usually gives to Republican candidates to Democrats for the midterm elections.
It is very clear that Republicans do not legislate for the majority of working and middle class citizens. The Democrats do and would be jubilant to repeal that horrible law and allow Disney to continue to be Florida’s largest employer and contribute billions of dollars in revenue to Florida’s coffers. It’s easier than moving to another decent state.
jude smallwood, royal palm beach
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