The LA Times isn't holding back on letting everyone know why they don't have a review of the new Disney film Thor: Ragnarok. According to the Times, Disney has blacklisted the paper over an investigative report it published on Disney's business and political practices with the city of Anaheim.
Disney didn't like the Times' recent two-part story detailing Disneyland's business ties with the city of Anaheim.— Glenn Whipp (@GlennWhipp) November 3, 2017
Is this how Bob Iger would react to reporters asking touch questions should he run for office?— Glenn Whipp (@GlennWhipp) November 3, 2017
Retaliatory banning of press is not a good look & happens more than you think. The LA Times/Disney thing is a high profile example of that.— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) November 3, 2017
There was talk about playing hardball with Disney. If the company doesn't want to include the LA Times at film screenings, maybe other papers shouldn't review Disney movies at all.
With two media giants clashing, we'll have to wait and see what happens.