Disney-ABC Television’s Corporate Liberal Agenda Bites Back to Hit Them
As everybody knows, The Walt Disney Company – although continuing to have massive box-office hits – continues to be badly hurt by the collapse of its uber-liberal Disney-ABC Television Group. If none of their outfits stop the persistant liberalism going on in most of their operations, then the whole division will be doomed for yet another year, let alone cause even more problems for the entertainment conglomerate. Disney-ABC president Ben Sherwood has destroyed that once-profitable division. And now, they’re showing their utter desperation. Not only is the ABC Television Network suffering from poor ratings, their cable networks are suffering disastrous losses.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Disney-ABC’s youth-oriented cable channels, including Disney Channel and Freeform, are now the latest victims of the massive subscription losses that are plaguing ESPN. Disney Channel, for example, lost over 4 million subscribers in just 3 years. How embarrassing, especially for a network taking the name of a cultural icon such as Disney.
I’ve made this crucial point before, and I will make it again…the persistent and open progressivism (both social and political) of most of these cable channels – and especially ABC (which, incredibly, is continuing to lie about their ratings) – is one of the reasons why they are struggling in the first place, and other analysts have pointed this out as well. if you want proof, then check out these outrageous instances of leftist sleaze from two original shows seen on Freeform, The Bold Type and Young & Hungry:
Jacqueline: Well, I am so happy to see all your bright, shining, young, ethnically, sexually, and gender-diverse faces this morning so we can hammer out the issues that really matter to today’s woman. Lauren, why don’t you get us started?
Lauren: And moving forward to our health section, we have a fantastic article about the best way to broach uncomfortable concerns with your gynecologist.
Richard: I’d like to flag a concern about the word “Punani.”
Lauren: The article specifically says, “Don’t call it your punani.”
Richard: Understood, but in the past, we’ve been criticized by a small but very vocal Indian group who believes that the word has been unfairly misappropriated. I’d rather swap it out and avoid any kind of backlash.
Lauren: Any problems with the word “Vajayjay”?
Kat: Uh, yeah. It’s not 2006.
Lauren: We can skip the next two pages. We had to pull the article over a legal issue.
Kat: Wait, is that the, uh– the lesbian Muslim artist story? We think this will have a huge social-media reach.
Lauren: Unfortunately, it’s a moot point. The artist initially agreed to let us run her photographs, but reneged at the last minute.
Alan: To thrupples.
Manager: Guys, the hotel would like to commemorate your special relationship with a picture of the three of you kissing.
Elliot: Oh, no! I, uh, got a cold. Achoo.
Manager: You know, if I found out you were faking it just to get the free nights, I’d have to charge you.
Alan: Wait one second, mister! How dare you question the moral integrity of this thrupple!
Elliot: Yeah! We’re the real deal.
Yolanda: That’s right, honey. We’re a pudding parfait. Chocolate on the top, butterscotch in the middle, and vanilla on the bottom.
Manager: Oh, good. So you don’t mind proving it by kissing in the kissing booth.
Alan: Not at all.
Elliot: Our Pleasure.
Yolanda: Where’s the tequila? …There you go, honey. Proof is in the pudding. Vanilla, Butterscotch, let’s bounce.
As I mentioned in this space many times before, the poor business decisions being made by Sherwood and the fact that they have alienated potential viewers are putting Disney in an impossible position they can’t control. Not even their surging theme park attendance or the continuing successes of the films released from such businesses as Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm, or even the ongoing comeback of their flagship feature animation division, can save the television division from hemorrhaging money and viewers.
On a side note…this coming Thursday, I will be in Anaheim, California to cover the 2017 D23 Expo, talking about many of the things the company has going in the coming years. Let’s hope that their television division announces something that does not openly push a left-wing agenda and can actually make ABC, ESPN, and their ilk profitable again.