Meryl's comments about Walt Disney are completely uninformed.
She alleged that Walt "supported an anti-Semitic industry lobbying group."
The group she's referring to is the Motion Picture Alliance, founded to fight communism in Hollywood. It was founded by a group of 20 - the who's who of Hollywood - and 3 of the founders were Jews : Victor Flemming, Cecil B DeMille, and Ayn Rand, who wrote their publications. Ronald Reagan was a member as well. Walt disowned the group a few years later, and I imagine that's when Victor, Cecil and Ayn left as well.
He hired his first Jewish employee in 1925 - 3 years before Mickey Mouse came on the scene. Not a single Jewish employee, and there were many, ever considered him anti semitic.
She quotes Ward Kimble as saying "he was suspicious of Women and Cats"? This is the scene: Walt standing in the corner looking suspicious as he watches his wife and 2 daughters play with their cats.
And labeling him a sexist based on a form letter written in 1938? That's just ludicrous.