Offended Bob Iger Responds to Congressman Markey on MyMagic

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  1. MickeyMinnieMom

    MickeyMinnieMom If you ticket it, they will come... ;)

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    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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  3. LilyWDW

    LilyWDW Going to My Happy Place

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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.
     
  4. EastYorkDisneyFan

    EastYorkDisneyFan DIS Veteran

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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.
     
  5. jcb

    jcb always emerging from hibernation

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    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.
     
  6. LilyWDW

    LilyWDW Going to My Happy Place

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    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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