Thursday, November 15, 2007

New Poll – Who Do You Support In The Writers’ Strike

You all know where I stand, now this is your chance to say something. All you have to do is to click on the answer you agree with.

What I'd really like you to do, in addition to answering the poll, is to comment here when you vote. I see a lot of comments about the strike on TVSquad, and there's a percentage of them that basically say that the writers are lazy overpaid bums, that unions have outlived their usefulness, and TV will be better off when all we ever see are reality shows. Okay, I made that last one up – it was closer to "TV will survive quite well without writers until the strike ends." And by ends the people who take that view presumably mean "ends with the writers whimpering like whipped dogs and only keeping what the benevolent people at AMPTP permit them out of the goodness of their hearts to keep – this time." Needless to say I disagree with just about all of these positions, but still, Vox populi, vox dei – "the voice of the people is the voice of Dog" as Joey Lucas put it on The West Wing (or rather as the writers of The West Wing put it).

So here are your choices:

  • With the writers 110%
  • Mostly with the writers but AMPTP has some points on their side
  • Can't really decide, both sides have good points
  • AMPTP is right, although the writers may deserve a little something
  • Unions suck, crush the union and make the writers negotiate individually or starve
  • I sincerely have no opinion
  • I don't give a good God damn. With global warming, war, poverty, and corruption why are you wasting your time writing about TV and striking writers

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