Colbert Report writers on the strike

Yesterday, The Daily Show writers gave us their take on the WGA strike, and today the writers from The Colbert Report share some Truthiness:

Quoth John Scalzi: This is why it’s not smart to get into a snit fight (or labor dispute) with a writer. Because they write. Which means they know how to make you look bad.

11 thoughts on “Colbert Report writers on the strike”

  1. Will be interesting to see just what will happen with this strike. Reruns can only last so long, and new reality shows – yeah just what we need is more reality crap.
    I’m all for the writters strike, I just hope it doesn’t last too long for both sides.

  2. Oh the humanity!
    Or should I say, “Khaaaaaaaan!” ?
    While checking to make sure I don’t miss your episode of Numb3rs, this is what I read on
    “An extremely rare comic book is stolen at a convention during a deadly robbery. Christopher Lloyd guest stars.”
    THIS IS HEAVY! You just got one-upped by Doc Brown and a dilapidated taxi driver. Great Scott!
    Keep up the good work Wil…I love it!
    I guess you failed your Save vs. Get Fvck3d.

  3. What if the writers union started selling ads for the shorts their members are producing? I bet they could bring in enough cash to keep this thing going forever.
    And maybe they could work out some sort of revenue sharing system with the other unions to raise the production levels.

  4. Boy Wil, I have been posting information over on E online’s Kristen message boards providing links supporting my position/view that the producers have been practicing bad faith from the pre strike moments on and truely truely they are going to try to break the writers (and therefore the actors and anyone elese with the audacity to ask for more – remember Dicken’s Oliver Twist?)
    There is no sense of any willingness by the producers to give once cent – oh excuse me – I meant the paultry 2/3 cent which of course – WE the consumers would pay for, never the producers!!!
    This season is done and my money says that they will be looking to bring in new entertainment and outsourcing solutions rather then giving in (did you read what Fox TV said? How FINE they were with this since they were going to animation and reality tv so they were better positioned then the ohters, then lets talk about the half pay etc that the writiers and actors are going to be stuck with…
    Who of the regular Joes can be without work that long – especially in California?
    Be very glad you do not need to pay this price – we are for you (and keeping and candle lit for those who are paying this terrible price for such greed)!

  5. I’m reminded of an episode of Never Mind The Buzzcocks, a UK comedy music quiz, where a Sid Vicious wannabe musician was being far too posy, trying to be provocative, and trying to take the piss out of the other people on the show.
    When he directs this at Bill Bailey, the show host points out “He’s a profesional comedian. You’re *not* going to win”

  6. Hey Wil, if these guys want to play hard-ball, then the thing to do is, _fire_ the sonsabitches.
    Get together with the other craft guilds and unions, form your own production company or companies operating under fair contracts, and start making entertainment for the Internet. You can probably get start-up capital from the computer manufacturers, ISPs and trunk carriers, who will see their business booming as word gets out and everyone still on dial-up orders their cable/dsl/satallite services, and spiffy new computers to watch the shows on.
    The broadcast and cable networks will quickly fall in line as they see their audience numbers plummet, and you can set the terms under which the old producers can re-enter the game — at half the pay they were getting before.

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