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Trent Trueheart

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mtyoung

Subj: Re: Curious to your reasons
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 at 07:39:47 am EST
Reply Subj: Curious to your reasons
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 at 01:22:27 am EST

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> > > I'm just kidding, there is text.
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> > Thats not a funny joke. I'm lucky I saw it.
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> 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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So, assuming you support the writers, may I ask why?

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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.
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> 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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I haven't seen any polls of viewers, but I would assume the majority of America either doesn't know about the strike, or just doesn't care. If I had to guess, I would think that most people are against the writers, just as they would be when/if pro athletes strike.
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> > Personally, I'm against this strike, and always have been, for numerous reasons.

> > > > 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.
> >
> So, assuming you support the writers, may I ask why?

Well, first and foremost, I think they deserve most of what they're asking for. I rarely watch unscripted television, so writers are important in my viewing habits.

Secondly, I know they're probably going to lose. The last two strikes haven't gone the writers way and I really doubt that this one will. Although I understand why the went on strike so early, they really should have waited until the end of June so the actors could join them (and the directors, if they hadn't renewed their contract by then). I don't know if the separate strikes (because I'm sure the writers will give up long before the actors strike) was a good idea because it does hurt the little guy more than a single strike. I don't know how long the actors will strike before the studios finally give in, but if the writers are on strike for 5-6 months and the actors strike lasts 3-6 months, everyone else is going to be out of work for way too long.

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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.
> > > >
> > > > - TT
> > >
> > > 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.
> >
> I haven't seen any polls of viewers, but I would assume the majority of America either doesn't know about the strike, or just doesn't care. If I had to guess, I would think that most people are against the writers, just as they would be when/if pro athletes strike.

I don't think you can compare the two. An athlete who makes the league minimum pulls in a lot more than the average writer. And there are a lot more million dollar athletes than writers. Also, not everyone watches sports, but nearly everyone watches scripted television.

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


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