WRITERS vs. THE MAN !
"We are watching a poorly staged rendition of Wag the Dog , interpreted for the morbidly stupid and performed by the criminally insane." - Jules Carlysle
You see how writing is crucial ?
The writers strike resolution will determine how creative minds will be paid in the future. Intellectual property and publishing rights are supposed to be sacred in civilized nations. When money is generated by content consumption, creators should be justly compensated. An Internet based cyber-economy anyone ?
For anyone keeping track…
ADVANTAGE COLBERT ! Although Stewart's return was neatly excused, Colbert is such a improv master, his shows are transcendent while Jon's plainly showed that to get rid of writers all the remaining staff had to become... well... euh... writers ;)
As far as our darling strikers go, Gonzo certainly had a way with words...
"The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason. There's also a negative side. " - Hunter S. Thompson
Writers can, indeed, be used as tools of alienation... But we have to rise above petty day to day grievance to grasp the big picture. Any content creator should be justly compensated for his copyrighted work. This notion is part of the whole human right concept & movement. This is exactly the type of idea our masters did & will fight tooth & nail... remember slavery ? So let,’s hope that solidarity can defeat greed... Go writers go !
Meanwhile back at the ranch…
FCC CRONIES RAM IT DOWN PEOPLE'S THROAT ! Bush-appointed FCC Chair Kevin Martin, served as deputy general counsel for the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2000, he was active during the Florida recount. His wife, Cathie Martin, was a spokeswoman for Vice President Dick Cheney in the midst of the scandal around the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame. She now works on Bush's communications.
"A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection; not an invitation for hypnosis." - Umberto Eco