Iger to Markey on MagicBand: Your statements are "ludicrous and utterly ill-informed"

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

[Ed. note: While I generally try to just pass the news along, I've long since made it a habit to point out that Ed Markey is an attention whoring moron that appears hell bent on regulating the amusement industry, even when no one else in Congress is interested. For that reason, it brings me great joy to see Bob Iger stop just short of calling him, well, an attention whoring moron. -J]

Walt Disney Co. chairman-CEO Robert Iger is pushing back against Rep. Edward Markey's concern that a new theme park wristband program may "have a harmful impact on our children," calling the Massachusetts lawmaker's public statements "ludicrous and utterly ill-informed."

From Iger's letter:

We are offended by the ludicrous and utterly ill-informed assertion in your letter dated January 24, 2013, that we would in any way haphazardly or recklessly introduce a program that manipulates children, or wantonly puts their safety at risk.

It is truly unfortunate and extremely disappointing that you chose to publicly attack us before taking the time to review our policies and/or contact us for information, which would have obviated the need for your letter. Had you or your staff made the slightest effort, you would have found most of the answers to your questions already existed and were publicly available online at http://corporate.disney.go.com/corporate/pp.html and https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/my-disney-experience/privacy-policy/.

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