Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Mouse's Goose Cooked By Elephant

Burbank, California - Problems continue to mount for Disney/ABC over its airing of The Path to 9/11 which has drawn scorn from large segments of the public and many historians for its falsification of history and its abuse of the victims of 9/11. In fact, the situation has become so critical that insiders are beginning to wonder if they are witnessing the first signs of a death spiral for the giant corporation that has seen its once wholesome image destroyed in just a few days.

Experts in public relations say that Disney/ABC broke the first rule of corporate etiquette, which is, never align yourself with one political party or group at the expense of all others. Chet Hendricks, president of Image Consultants International said, "I don't know what they're smoking at Disney but it isn't tobacco. By joining with the most radical elements of the Republican Party they have alienated everyone else and squandered all of the good will they have accumulated over the last 75 years. They should have withdrawn that piece of poorly crafted fiction and apologized immediately. Now, they have the worst of both worlds. They are hated by a majority of people across the world, and they didn't even get good ratings. If you are going to make political propaganda, at least make it entertaining. These people are no Riefenstahls."

Adding to Disney's problems are world-wide protests that are growing in intensity. In Belgium, university students staged a mock funeral for Disney's corporate symbol, Mickey Mouse, which they called "A eulogy for a rodent." In France, pranksters are placing urinal cakes embedded with the image of Mickey Mouse in public urinals everywhere. And, in Germany, thousands of protesters dressed as cats marched around the Bundestag carrying signs that said, "Der rat ist kaputt."

Perhaps no one described Disney's dilemma better than Niccolo Machiavelli who said, "If you lie down with elephants, sooner or later you are going to get dumped on."

3 Comments:

Anonymous Masala said...

How could Mickey do this to us? Mouseketeers the world over are in mourning.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another "ustobe" symbol of "American Kindness" turned into an object of derision, scorn, and even hate by the "compassionate CHRISTIAN Crazies of the HORORWITZ UNDERGROUND"!
Praize de laud, an' pass da CLUSTER BOMBS: da Ol Souf iz rizen up agin!

Sorry mickey: it wuz fur da kauz, ya see?

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Plisko said...

You can see a nice snarky "docudrama" about this little mouse here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIfJphwj_NM

8:05 PM  

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