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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Fire Every Striking Hollywood Writer

I'm so sick of the Hollywood writers strike. For starters, we have people in this country doing back-breaking labor while these writers are striking for not getting paid enough to sit around in comfortable lounges, eating pizza and coming up with new ideas. As John Stossell would say, GIVE ME A BREAK! Secondly, it's not just that they don't want to work. It's that they're using the coercive power of the state to prevent others from working. That's terrorism. And given that we're talking about writing, the federal government is violating the First Amendment by forcing companies to negotiate with their union. A case in point:
Letterman, Leno, Conan O'Brien and Craig Ferguson all went back to work last night after being away for a while due to the writer's strike. Letterman and O'Brien came back with full beards which they will only shave off when the strike ends. All four dudes were also instructed by the WGA that they cannot write any material beforehand. They have to do everything off the cuff. Good luck Jay.

Excuse me? Dave Letterman is being barred from writing his own material? For a show he not only hosts but owns? Outrageous. It's time for everyone who likes watching TV to stand up to these Hollywood thugs. If you don't want to do your job, fine. But move out of the way so people who want to write can.