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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:47 PM
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Videologblog: Writers Strike (Colbert Report writers)
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 03:51 PM by babylonsister
 
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Colbert Writers Score Big With Strike Parody

Theres one big built-in advantage that many striking WGA members have over the studio honchos theyre feuding with: real creative talent. This clip, made by Colbert Report writers, showcases their flair for parody, reminding producers why theyre indispensable while mercilessly lampooning the executives.

http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/20071116_colbert_w...
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:56 PM
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1. I love them.
They deserve every penny they manage to wrench from the Networks...
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:04 PM
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2. Meanwhile, the writers for the Fox News Half-Hour News Hour...
... are fingerpainting pictures of Dennis Miller with their own feces.

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Bishop Rook Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:46 PM
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3. What else do they have to do?
They've been out of a job for a while now, haven't they?
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Bishop Rook Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:49 PM
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4. I sent this message to Nissan
And I hope to do it to several more advertisers for shows that I frequently watch, like Heroes, TDS, Colbert, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Iron Chef America... etc... And I hope other people will do it too.

This message is sent in solidarity with the current strike of the Writer's Guild of America.

Until the strike is ended and the Writer's Guild's demands have been met, I will not watch any television programs from any stations affiliated with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. I will also refuse to purchase any products that are advertised on these networks, and I will be working to convince all of my friends and family to join me in this.

Nissan is one of the most prominent advertisers of NBC's popular TV drama "Heroes"--and Nissan is, for that reason, included.

The actions of the AMPTP reflect poorly on NBC, and NBC's actions reflect poorly on Nissan. I urge you to either withdraw all advertising from AMPTP-affiliated television stations for the duration of the strike, or to exert pressure on those stations to bring about an equitable solution.

Until that time, I will be urging all my friends and family not to consider purchasing any Nissan vehicles.

Thank you.


We can't just go after the stations. We have to go after the advertisers too. The stations need to have the advertisers calling them and saying "end the strike or we're not buying any more ads."
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