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Iowa?

Um, no.

Hollywood:

Striking Writers Say Leno Violated Union Rules, NBC Disagrees

The striking writers union told member Jay Leno on Thursday that he violated its rules by penning and delivering punch lines in his first 'Tonight Show' monologue in two months on NBC the night before.

NBC quickly fired back, alleging Leno was right and the Writers Guild of America was wrong.

Ah, yes.

Normally the liberal National Broadcasting Company is as pro-union as Norma Rae. But when the gruesome realities of leftism come home to roost -- i.e., the network's and GE's, its parent company's, respective bottom lines -- NBC falls all over itself to sing a different tune.

The liberal media is by definition a satire of itself.


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Comments (4)

I sympathize with the write... (Below threshold)
CarlF:

I sympathize with the writers wanting a bigger slice of the pie on successful shows. However, my understanding is that writers of unpopular shows that don't last a whole season if they make it on the air at all are paid the same as writers of shows like Desperate Housewives and Greys Anatomy. Until that problem is fixed, I think the writers should remain out of work and the other workers should cross the picket lines and return to work.

"Nice monologue, wouldn't i... (Below threshold)

"Nice monologue, wouldn't it be terrible if something bad were to happen to it..."

CarlF - "However, my un... (Below threshold)
marc:

CarlF - "However, my understanding is that writers of unpopular shows that don't last a whole season if they make it on the air at all are paid the same as writers of shows like Desperate Housewives and Greys Anatomy. Until that problem is fixed"

I'm far from a defender of unions and damn sure don't support hollywierd writers who make their living pumping out mostly garbage but...

Your analogy is far off the mark. It's like saying you as an auto worker in the plant of GM's #1 selling cars is entitled to more pay than than a worker in a GM plant producing the #10 selling car.

That's crapola on a stick.

Marc - "It's like saying... (Below threshold)
CarlF:

Marc - "It's like saying you as an auto worker in the plant of GM's #1 selling cars is entitled to more pay than than a worker in a GM plant producing the #10 selling car."

Actually, it's your analogy that seems to be lacking. If I have a private studio/network, and I want to have the best writers from the guild make my new show a success, why can't I pay the best writers at the guild any more than I would pay the worst writers at the guild?

You seem to be saying that Toyota shouldn't be able to offer auto workers any more than what GM is paying, even though Toyota seems to be making increasingly more popular vehicles.




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