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The Black Guardian

In Reply To
Trent Trueheart

Subj: Re: How isn't it?
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 at 01:32:50 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: How isn't it?
Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 at 11:03:39 pm EST

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> > I'm just kidding, there is text.
>
> Thats not a funny joke. I'm lucky I saw it.

Yeah, sorry about that. I'm kinda being a dick on this issue today because I'm sick of people who hate the writers for striking.

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> > One of the issues is home video residuals, the formula hasn't changed in over 20 years. Perhaps salary was the wrong word. But I don't want to say bonus either. Ah, truth is there really isn't anything to compare it to for most people.
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> > - TT
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> Exactly, which is another reason why the writers' strike is failing to get sympathy from the average person. I think the writers side is desperately trying to win us over, while the producers side is really keeping quiet.
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> I wonder what the general publics perception of this strike is? Most of the people I know aren't even aware that a strike is happening.

I've seen a couple of polls that indicate that the public is on the writers side. Of course, that's a month and a half into the strike. In two or three months, it could swing the other way.

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> Personally, I'm against this strike, and always have been, for numerous reasons.

> > Exactly, which is another reason why the writers' strike is failing
> > to get sympathy from the average person. I think the writers side
> > is desperately trying to win us over, while the producers side is
> > really keeping quiet.
> >
> > I wonder what the general publics perception of this strike is?
> > Most of the people I know aren't even aware that a strike is
> > happening.
>
> I've seen a couple of polls that indicate that the public is on the
> writers side. Of course, that's a month and a half into the strike.
> In two or three months, it could swing the other way.

Indeed. The most recent one I've heard about shows about 60% support the writers, 14% support the studios, with the rest not caring/undecided. This was as recent as last week. Plus, by polls, more than 84% are aware of the strike. This poll was taken a week into the strike. I'd imagine a lot more know about it by now.

I initially supported the writers, but while I still think they deserve more than what they're getting, I'm growing more and more appalled by the tactics of the WGA, particularly its leaders. There are reports that as far back as a year before the strike, the leaders of the WGA were unwilling to accept any offer, regardless of what it was. There are reports of the WGA mistrepresenting the facts.
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