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  • M16A1 RIFLE COMIC, 1968

    07/10/2012 6:08:51 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 64 replies
    retronaut ^ | 7 10 12
    “US Army Preventive Maintenance Manual for the M16A1 Rifle, published by PS Magazine in a comic book form. The idea was that young, uneducated soldiers were more likely to read comics than boring military manuals. This one was illustrated by the prominent comic artist Will Eisner.”
  • New Video Shows Eisner Hitting Other Protesters

    04/21/2012 2:28:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/4/12
    A new video released Friday shows that Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner, the commander who was dismissed from his position after an edited video showed him using force to restrain a protester, may have hit four other protesters – including women riding bicycles – during the same incident. ..... It should also be noted that the video consists of two clips filmed and edited by Palestinian Authority television, a fact which may suggest it was edited, as was the original video depicting Eisner, to remove some of the protesters’ provocations. The new video shows protesters arriving on bikes to confront Eisner...
  • Eisner Legislative Alert (Summary of Healthcare Legislation)

    03/31/2010 8:46:19 AM PDT · by bigbob · 7 replies · 571+ views
    Eisner Accountants and Advisors ^ | 3/30/2010 | Eisner LLP
    President Obama has signed into law additional historic health care reform legislation, H.R. 4872, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act; this legislation was passed by the Senate and House on March 25, 2010. Previously the President signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which incorporated H.R. 3590 passed by the Senate on December 24, 2009 and by the House on March 21, 2010 (see Eisner Legislative Alert dated March 25, 2010). The new legislation reconciles the earlier legislation with most of the health care changes desired by the House and also ends governmental subsidies to banks in connection...
  • Nick at Nite Blight

    09/25/2009 6:09:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1,259+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2009 | Brent Bozell
    During his 20-year reign at Disney, Michael Eisner's commitment to family values was viewed with suspicion by many. The worries apparently were well-founded. His animation studio, Tornante, has a new clay-animated cartoon on Nick at Nite called "Glenn Martin, DDS." Eisner and Nick at Nite executive Cyma Zarghami claim it's a show for the entire family. Even TV critics -- the crowd always wanting to applaud anything pushing the cultural envelope -- think it's outrageous to make that claim. "You know you're in for a bumpy ride when the first joke has to do with killing prostitutes," wrote Mike Hale...
  • How Bogus Letter Became a Case for War

    04/03/2007 5:54:30 PM PDT · by visitor · 43 replies · 1,684+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 3, 2007 | Peter Eisner
    It was 3 a.m. in Italy on Jan. 29, 2003, when President Bush in Washington began reading his State of the Union address that included the now famous -- later retracted -- 16 words: "The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." Like most Europeans, Elisabetta Burba, an investigative reporter for the Italian newsweekly Panorama, waited until the next day to read the newspaper accounts of Bush's remarks. But when she came to the 16 words, she recalled, she got a sudden sinking feeling in her stomach. She wondered: How could the...
  • Robert Iger (ABC President) Political Donations List

    09/07/2006 10:49:38 PM PDT · by SideoutFred · 32 replies · 2,245+ views
    Open Secrets ^ | 9-7-2006 | Me
    Shocking /sarc
  • Eisner to Host CNBC Prime-time Series [Tuesday show draws a ZERO rating]

    03/30/2006 11:01:01 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 1 replies · 212+ views
    MediaWeek ^ | JANUARY 10, 2006 | Anthony Crupi
    Who cares about this article? Skip to the punchline in the comment below... Michael Eisner is beginning the next stage of his career, signing on with CNBC to host a prime-time series on the business news network. The bimonthly, one-hour Conversations With Michael Eisner is expected to debut later this year, although no hard premiere date has been set. While details were sketchy, NBC Universal characterized Eisner’s program as “freewheeling and probing,” adding that the show will “focus on the importance of creativity and innovation in all pursuits, from business to politics to entertainment.” The show will be produced at...
  • Eisner's CNBC Debut Fails To Draw Big Audience (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    03/29/2006 5:42:01 PM PST · by abb · 15 replies · 660+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 29, 2006 | Joe Flint
    Former Walt Disney Co. chairman Michael Eisner's new career as a talk-show host got off to a slow start on Tuesday night, as a disappointing 96,000 viewers tuned in to watch his debut on cable network CNBC. "Conversations With Michael Eisner" had about 80% fewer viewers than the program that preceded it Tuesday, a repeat of NBC game show "Deal or No Deal," according to Nielsen Media Research. Mr. Eisner's audience was down 21% from the 121,000 viewers who tuned in on average to watch a re-airing of Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" in the same time slot. Mr. Eisner did...
  • EISNER: FROM MICKEY TO M.C. (slapdown: from Disney CEO direct to cable)

    01/11/2006 3:32:16 AM PST · by Liz · 20 replies · 415+ views
    NY POST ^ | January 11, 2006 | TIM ARANGO
    Get ready for Michael Eisner, talk show host. Eisner, who vacated his CEO post at Disney last year after a shareholder revolt, has landed his first post-Mouse gig — he will host a twice-monthly talk show on CNBC titled "Conversations with Michael Eisner." Eisner stepped down as CEO of Disney last September — but his exit was not his choosing......forced out after an aggressive push for his ouster by Roy Disney, nephew of company founder Walt Disney. Ex-General Electric boss Jack Welch has co-hosted CNBC's morning show "Squawk Box," and former Vanity Fair and New Yorker Editor Tina Brown had...
  • Eisner Signs Off With A Low-Key Farewell

    09/27/2005 8:46:45 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 9 replies · 510+ views
    Variety ^ | 9-27-05 | MICHAEL SCHNEIDER
    Eisner signs off with a low-key farewell Speech marks end of Mouse House tenure By MICHAEL SCHNEIDER Eisner spoke of the future, but not his own, at the HRTS luncheon. Call Michael Eisner the anti-Cher: While most aging icons' farewell tours are loud, frenzied and never-ending, the Walt Disney CEO seems determined to go out like a lamb. Of course, no one expected Eisner to turn his firstHollywood Radio and TV Society luncheon into a nostalgia fest, or for him to tell out-of-school tales about certain litigious ex-colleagues. But addressing the crowd Tuesday at the HRTS' first Newsmaker Luncheon of...
  • Beijing, Disney and the Democrats

    09/13/2005 9:27:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 331+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 13, 2005 | Kathleen Wang
    Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong was all smiles at the grand opening of the new Hong Kong Disneyland offering the central government's official blessing. Against the fairytale backdrop of Sleeping Beauty's Castle, the Communist Party official and guest of honor stood Monday alongside Disney executives Michael Eisner and Bob Iger to cut the red ribbon officially opening the $3 billion theme park.
  • Mickey Mouse, Uncle Mao In Joint Marketing Effort (Mickey Mao - Commie Rat?)

    05/31/2005 2:23:56 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 7 replies · 304+ views
    Caltrade Report ^ | 05/27/05 | Not listed
    Mickey Mouse, Uncle Mao In Joint Marketing Effort HONG KONG - 05/27/05 - The Walt Disney Company has teamed up with China's Communist Youth League (CYL) to introduce youngsters throughout the country to the wonders of Mickey Mouse, according to the Sunday Morning Telegraph. The collaboration with the CYL - founded and inspired by Chairman Mao Zedong and privately dubbed "Mickey Mao" by Western diplomats - aims to harness the power of the 70-million strong Communist movement to familiarize kids in one of the world's fastest-growing markets with its character-based products before the planned opening of the Disneyland theme park...
  • Paranoia for Fun and Profit: How Disney and Michael Moore cleaned up on Fahrenheit 9/11.

    05/04/2005 4:44:08 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 15 replies · 557+ views
    Slate ^ | 5/3/2005 | Edward Jay Epstein
    Michael Moore had a problem. By the end of April 2004, he'd finished making Fahrenheit 9/11 but had no American distributor. Mel Gibson's Icon Productions rejected the project back in April 2003. (Moore claims he had a signed contract before Gibson acquiesced to White House pressure. Icon executives deny any such contract existed.) Moore then went to Harvey Weinstein at Miramax. Weinstein agreed to back the movie and signed a contract with Moore to acquire the rights. But in order to distribute the movie, Weinstein still needed the approval of his superiors at Disney. Although he does not discuss this...
  • SHAREHOLDERS: EISNER COWED DISNEY'S BOARD (gave "life partner" godzilla $262M payout)

    03/08/2005 1:59:44 AM PST · by Liz · 33 replies · 1,192+ views
    NY POST ^ | March 8, 2005 | RICHARD WILNER
    Disney shareholders are demanding the media giant's directors repay the company $262 million for failing to properly police the hiring and firing of Michael Ovitz. The total includes $129.8 million in severance paid to Ovitz plus $132.4 million in interest dating from the December 1996 firing, according to court papers filed yesterday which outline the shareholders' closing argument. "The record demonstrates that the [Disney] board recklessly and faithlessly ignored its fiduciary responsibilities by failing properly to assess the terms of [the contract] before hiring Ovitz," lawyers for the shareholders claim. "In fact, the board's misconduct went far beyond mere inattentiveness...
  • How the Tumultuous Marriage of Miramax and Disney Failed

    03/05/2005 11:32:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,048+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 6, 2005 | LAURA M. HOLSON
    LOS ANGELES, March 5 - Partygoers in elegant evening wear scurried to take their seats at tables decorated with delicate white orchids in the grand hall of the Pacific Design Center here. It was the night before the Academy Awards, and perhaps the last affair that Harvey and Bob Weinstein would throw for the 25-year-old Miramax Films. "No event or person will ever break up the brothers Weinstein," Bob Weinstein declared to the assembled glitterati, dismissing critics, he said, who now believe that the Weinstein era is over. Sitting in somber silence, among the nearly 600 guests, were Leonardo DiCaprio,...
  • Book Paints Unflattering Portrait of Disney's Iger

    02/07/2005 6:42:21 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 7 replies · 398+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/7/05 | Claudia Eller, Richard Verrier and James Bates
    ABC entertainment Chairman Lloyd Braun walked into Vincenti restaurant in Brentwood and extended a hand to his boss, Disney President Robert Iger, who did not reciprocate. Instead, Iger warned his lieutenant on that night in November 2003, "I'm going to let you have it." But it was Braun who let fly, according to a passage from a draft of James B. Stewart's upcoming book "DisneyWar." Braun accused Iger of "lack of character; incompetence; taking credit for things you had nothing to do with; and running away from decisions you made." When Braun alleged that his boss hadn't had a hand...
  • Buffet's Second-Class Buffet

    12/25/2004 7:17:26 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 27 replies · 1,212+ views
    Barron's Online ^ | 27 December 2004 | GARY C. BYRNE and SILAS E. BYRNE
    MICHAEL EISNER OF WALT DISNEY may be the most reviled and Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway the most admired CEOs in American business this year. But whose company produces better returns on shareholder equity? Last spring, Eisner was removed as Disney's chairman of the board when more than 40% of shareholders voted against his re-election to the board. Meanwhile, shareholders re-elected Buffett to Berkshire Hathaway's board of directors as the financial press reported details of his comments to an audience convinced of his financial wizardry and panoramic vision for the future. But whose company has been producing better returns on...
  • Disney Charged by SEC Over Director Hires

    12/20/2004 6:36:56 PM PST · by wagglebee · 1 replies · 395+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/20/04 | Kevin Drawbaugh/Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. market regulators charged Walt Disney Co. on Monday with failing to disclose a web of relationships between the entertainment giant and some of its directors and their family members. Amid continued turmoil in Disney's boardroom, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said the Burbank, California-based company agreed to a cease-and-desist order pledging not to violate disclosure rules in the future. No monetary penalty was imposed in the case in which the SEC accused Disney of failing to tell investors that, between 1999 and 2001, it employed three adult children of directors. The children of directors Reveta...
  • Disney Dissidents End Bid to Oust Eisner

    12/04/2004 1:40:32 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 219+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 3, 2004
    Two former board members of The Walt Disney Co., including the son of the company's co-founder, have ended their yearlong campaign to oust CEO Michael Eisner and force other changes at the media giant. Stanley Gold and Roy E. Disney, son of Roy O. Disney and nephew to Walt, said Friday they would not run a challenge slate of directors at next year's board meeting. Friday was the deadline for filing an alternate slate. The two said in a letter to board members that they have accomplished the goals set a year ago when they resigned from the board and...
  • "I wonder if Walt Disney would be proud"(Monday Night Football sleaze rankles FCC Michael Powell)

    11/17/2004 3:54:17 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 121 replies · 3,414+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Nov 17, 04 | AP
    The nation's chief media regulator expressed disappointment Wednesday over the steamy locker room opening to ABC's "Monday Night Football" broadcast. AP Photo "I wonder if Walt Disney would be proud," said Michael Powell, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (news - web sites). ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. The opening, which has generated complaints to ABC and the FCC (news - web sites), featured actress Nicollette Sheridan in the locker room, supposedly dressed only in a white towel. She drops the towel and jumps into the arms of Philadelphia Eagles star Terrell Owens. Sheridan was shown only...