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NewsBusters has long documented how ABC “News” has whored itself out to parent company Disney to promote its corporate products, everything from their streaming service Disney+ to films like Mulan. But this week, ABC showed what their priorities were when they gushed about Disney announcing a Lion King prequel was in the works, while at the same ignoring the announcement that they would be laying off 28,000 theme park and cruise ship employees.
Disney’s layoff announcement was released Tuesday and ABC’s World News Tonight completely ignored it. In contrast, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News each gave it airtime in the form of news briefs.
“Some crushing job news tonight that's being blamed on the pandemic,” reported CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell that evening. “Disney says it is laying off 28,000 workers nationwide at its theme parks, stores, and cruises. Two-thirds are part-time employees. The company says there's too much uncertainty about when business will rebound to keep a full staff.”