Disney vs. DeSantis coverage biased
Your front page story ‘Disney vs DeSantis’ is biased and unprofessional. The special arrangements made for Disney were a good program that has been beneficial to all parties. Normally, such incentives are offered to companies for defined periods to help defray the costs of development. It is not in Florida’s best interests that the special arrangements remain in place forever.
Disney’s Board of Directors role is to manage company policy in the best interest of shareholders and customers. It is a business for profit not a political action entity. Unfortunately, Disney has entered into a fringe woke policy that has pitted itself against state law, many customers and shareholders. Clearly a no-win situation.
The Post story line is written as a conflict between Disney and DeSantis and not the complete review of all independent districts created before 1968. A professional newspaper would approach every story objectively with all sides equally reported.
Charles Lyday, Boca Raton
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Once-loved theme park too ‘woke’
Yet 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 viewpoints, as with the Disney corporation, by stripping it of the special status it enjoyed for over 50 years. This move will cost Orange and Osceola taxpayers. I wonder if Gov. DeSantis realizes that he ruined the childhood memories for his own children. Others have been banned from Disney properties for less.
I didn’t know Mickey and friends were Democrats until Gov. DeSantis’ campaign pointed it out. Stands to reason. Mickey and Minnie have a common law marriage. Donald Duck is a quasi-nudist without pants. Daisy Duck and Minnie have Feminist attitudes, and Tinker Bell has been an icon of 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 democratic acceptance of immigrants. Only Dumbo seems to be in the Republican camp, and I believe he wants to use his huge ears to fly from the Republican circus.
Karen Zaremba, Lantana
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Disney needs to rethink GOP support
Unlike numerous much needed public reforms, the Governor and his GOP legislators took one day to repeal a law allowing Walt Disney World to operate a private government over its properties. It was to punish Disney for disagreeing with their draconian “Don’t Say Gay” law. Since this spiteful legislation goes in effect in 2023, perhaps Disney should publicly donate all the funds it usually gives GOP candidates to Democrats for the mid-term elections.
It’s very clear that Republicans don’t legislate for the majority middle and working class citizens. The Democrats do and would be jubilant to overturn that horrible law and permit Disney to continue being the largest employer in Florida and contribute billions of dollars in revenue to Florida’s coffers. It’s easier than moving to another worthy state.
Jude Smallwood, Royal Palm Beach
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism