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Old 01-29-2013, 08:58 PM   #31
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You have to wonder if Bob Iger felt intimidated by Congress' whopping 14 percent approval rating.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:35 PM   #32
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The problem now is Disney owns the privacy issue. Let one persons private information be leaked, god forbid a kid or 1 cast member abuse some of this information and Eiger is not going to look very good when his reply gets read at the civil suit.. oh wait during the settlement hearing
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:48 AM   #33
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What is this letter about? I'm sorry I've been out of the loop and haven't been caught up to date with things yet lol. I just want to know what everyone is talking about.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:51 AM   #34
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What is this letter about? I'm sorry I've been out of the loop and haven't been caught up to date with things yet lol. I just want to know what everyone is talking about.
Terri, take a look at the information in the first post.


So, I haven't listened to all of the show yet, but I about busted a gut at the intro. It's related.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:13 AM   #35
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Well done Bob Iger !!!!!
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:42 AM   #36
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That's Awesome!! I love listening to the Podcast conversation this week about privacy. Pete is right. The fact that when I look something up online I then have ads about it for the next few days because they are tracking what I am looking at, scares me more then anything else.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:54 AM   #37
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That's Awesome!! I love listening to the Podcast conversation this week about privacy. Pete is right. The fact that when I look something up online I then have ads about it for the next few days because they are tracking what I am looking at, scares me more then anything else.
It would scare me, too, except half the ads are for Disney products!
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Interesting response. I agree with others it is not the tone of letter you would expect from a CEO but I concur with its' sentiments.
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I love it! I would bet that Iger doesn't give two hoots about what Markey thinks of him or the Disney Company, as a whole. And Iger must not think he will get in hot water with his shareholders or guests by saying it. It's akin to a baseball team's manager getting in the umpire's face to challenge a call. It usally gets the team, fans and audience behind him. I might be reading too much into the letter, but it's a possible strategy - one which seems to be working based upon this thread alone I'm behind you, Bob!
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I might be reading too much into the letter, but it's a possible strategy - one which seems to be working based upon this thread alone I'm behind you, Bob!
Ha! That's a good point. When's the last time there was a thread here that was Universally behind a decision made by the Disney CEO? Most likely never.
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Ha! That's a good point. When's the last time there was a thread here that was Universally behind a decision made by the Disney CEO? Most likely never.
I think I'll have to visit this corner of the board more often!! Same as above cannot be said of the other sections of DIS...
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Interesting response. I agree with others it is not the tone of letter you would expect from a CEO but I concur with its' sentiments.
I think it was a response that had to be given bluntly. Markey had essentially called Disney out, in public, with lack of information. What Markey did is cause unneeded concern in the public eye and couldn't even tell the public what the issues really were. Iger had to smack it down and put out a fire quickly and to the point to protect the company.
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I think it was a response that had to be given bluntly. Markey had essentially called Disney out, in public, with lack of information. What Markey did is cause unneeded concern in the public eye and couldn't even tell the public what the issues really were. Iger had to smack it down and put out a fire quickly and to the point to protect the company.
Good point but what I don't get s why did this Congressman have to do this publicly in the first place. If he was truly concerned why didn't he just send a letter in private to Disney? Instead he wants to make a show of it and then we have Bob Iger give what I would say i the greatest response from any CEO.
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Good point but what I don't get s why did this Congressman have to do this publicly in the first place. If he was truly concerned why didn't he just send a letter in private to Disney? Instead he wants to make a show of it and then we have Bob Iger give what I would say i the greatest response from any CEO.
Politicians grandstand. Attacking Disney will ensure publicity. It is not uncommon for politicians from both sides to attack without first trying to ascertain the facts.

This isn't the first example nor, sadly, will it be the last.
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Good point but what I don't get s why did this Congressman have to do this publicly in the first place. If he was truly concerned why didn't he just send a letter in private to Disney? Instead he wants to make a show of it and then we have Bob Iger give what I would say i the greatest response from any CEO.
Power. At least that is how I see it. He wanted everyone to know how much power he had because he had the right to do this. I bet he expected Disney to "bow down" and take it. However, he got more then he bargained for when Iger stood up for the company and called him on it.
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