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The Black Guardian

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mtyoung

Subj: Re: How isn't it?
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 at 02:42:04 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: How isn't it?
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 at 01:55:26 am EST

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> 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.

The first poll you mentioned, which shows support, was conducted only in the LA area. So you have to disregard what that poll tells you.

The second poll, which showed awareness, is biased and improper for various reasons. The surveyor doesn't show any information about who he surveyed, only polled 1000 applicants, doesn't say how the applicants were surveyed (online, outside of a mall), etc. Basically, if you've taken a market research and statistics classes, you will see the errors.

Of course, I probably just read something wrong. I'm kinda suprised that this isn't more of an issue with people (since there aren't many polls concerning the matter)

> 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.

I've always hated the writer's strike, being a free market guy myself. To me, I have nothing to gain from their strike, I can only lose television episodes. From a business standpoint, I don't understand the reasoning behind the actions of the WGA.

And interesting link is : http://www.amptp.org/dollarsandsense.html where the AMPTP discuss the financial side of the strike.

> > 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.
>
> The first poll you mentioned, which shows support, was conducted only
> in the LA area. So you have to disregard what that poll tells you.

It was not. It was a USAToday/Gallup poll of American viewers nationwide.

> The second poll, which showed awareness, is biased and improper for
> various reasons. The surveyor doesn't show any information about who
> he surveyed, only polled 1000 applicants, doesn't say how the
> applicants were surveyed (online, outside of a mall), etc. Basically,
> if you've taken a market research and statistics classes, you will
> see the errors.

Yes, the surveyor (Synovate) does. Among the info gathered was age, income bracket, and education. It was conducted online. 1000 applicants is enough.

> And interesting link is : http://www.amptp.org/dollarsandsense.html
> where the AMPTP discuss the financial side of the strike.

Yup.
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