The Jonas Brothers sat backstage recently at the El Rey Theater here, politely answering questions from a small cluster of reporters about their new CD. Publicists conducted SWAT-team surveillance.
In the end nobody had the temerity -- or the opportunity, since the interview session was cut short -- to ask the tough question: Are the Jonas Brothers fizzling as a full-blown Walt Disney Company franchise?
It's a notion that Disney, the world's largest media company, thinks is ludicrous.
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