Silver City, NM- The Mustang, the student-led news source for Western New Mexico University has been bought out by the Walt Disney Company. The Walt Disney Company is a multinational mass-media company known for their films, television, music, theme parks and much more. The Walt Disney Company recently bought off 21st Century Fox from Rupert Murdoch’s company News Corp, which owns the majority of published print media.
With the purchase of The Mustang, the Walt Disney Company hopes to break into the news industry, blending sponsored news content with their characteristic wholesomeness.
“Our hope for Disney’s The Mustang is that it will fun for the whole family,” Mustang Editor Eric Lowe said.
Lowe informed the paper that changes readers can expect to see in future articles include a “reimagining” of current events.
“The world sucks right now,” Lowe said. “We at Disney’s The Mustang want our readers to see the world through rose-tinted glasses. Take the 1995 film Pocahontas; the true story of British colonization and the impact that it had on ten year old Pocahontas and the Powhatan tribes is violent and awful. The Disney version is a romantic musical that won two Academy Awards and sold a ton of clothes and toys. If we can do that with current events, and maybe sell a little merchandise on the side, we’ll be set.”
One example Lowe gave of the new initiative involved the upcoming 2020 election.
“If President Trump we to be voted out of office in 2020, we would tweak our version of the story to have his campaign end with him falling from a very high place, much like Gaston in the 1991 film Beauty and the Beast or Scar in the 1994 film The Lion King or Judge Frollo in the 1996 film The Hunchback of Notre Dame…” Lowe proceeded to name off several more examples.
When asked whether or not such a decision was ethical, Lowe simply shrugged.
The Mustang, ehem, Disney’s The Mustang will begin putting out sponsored content on April 1st.
Before closing the interview, Lowe wanted to reassure the readers that this satirical article was part of an April Fool’s joke and expressed his hope that the readers would enjoy the rest of the “sponsored content” that The Mustang would release throughout the day. He also hopes people take a minute to research the true story of Pocahontas and wonder who’s idea it was to actually turn that into a Disney movie.
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