Some Of The Biggest Anti-Trump Voices Might Go Silent In A Matter Of Days

Some Of The Biggest Anti-Trump Voices Might Go Silent In A Matter Of Days


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Some Of The Biggest Anti-Trump Voices Might Go Silent In A Matter Of Days
The Huffington Post ^ | April 19, 2017 | Sara Boboltz

Posted on 04/19/2017 7:25:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

With stinging criticisms cloaked in humor, late-night hosts Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah and the whole cast of “Saturday Night Live” have provided American audiences a way to laugh off their political anxiety. But on May 2, we may have to say goodbye to them for now.

That’s because the day before marks the expiration date for the current contract between the Writers Guild of America, the organization representing 12,000 Hollywood film and TV writers, and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents the writers’ employers. (The Huffington Post is unionized under the WGA-East.)

The current contract, a hefty 687-page document, specifies things like pay minimums and how disputes should be settled. If both sides don’t reach an agreement on a new contract in time, the WGA plans to strike, pending approval from its members. A vote currently underway online is widely expected to pass.

In the case of a strike, programs like “The Late Show,” “Full Frontal,” “The Daily Show” and “SNL,” that have voiced some of the toughest criticisms of President Donald Trump on national television, would face an immediate blackout, according to WGA-West executive director David Young. (Or rather, reruns, which are arguably even worse.)

Because they reflect the issues of the day ― from Trump’s Easter speech to his daughter’s ethically murky role in his administration to his press secretary’s combative demeanor with the media ― late-night programs don’t have a real stockpile of material like other scripted shows and are left with no other choice. It’s happened before, during the 100-day WGA strike that began in late 2007.

This time around, however, the dispute is a little different. Here’s a quick recap of what’s going on and how it might affect viewers….

(Excerpt) Read more at huffingtonpost.com


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hollywood; television; trump; unions


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To: 2ndDivisionVet

have provided American audiences a way to laugh off their political anxiety.

That sounds like an exaggeration if I have ever heard one. Bitter foul people so negative about anything in life is hardly cause to laugh.

2 posted on 04/19/2017 7:28:34 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Beware of strong drink. It may cause you to shoot at tax collectors . . . and miss.)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I count myself among those who will never notice.
Self-important dweebs who literally work in LaLa Land.

3 posted on 04/19/2017 7:30:20 PM PDT by GnuThere

To: 2ndDivisionVet

In the case of a strike, programs like “The Late Show,” “Full Frontal,” “The Daily Show” and “SNL,” that have voiced some of the toughest criticisms of President Donald Trump on national television, would face an immediate blackout, according to WGA-West executive director David Young.

**Yawn.**

I do not, nor have I ever, thought it funny when “comedians” vie with each other to say the meanest, most foul things about conservative politicians. These people will not be missed. Maybe they can be replaced with a genuinely funny line-up, where the so-called humor does not consist of lying and bullying.

4 posted on 04/19/2017 7:30:48 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good. The sooner they STF… shut up the better we all are.

CC

5 posted on 04/19/2017 7:33:09 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (CC: purveyor of cryptic, snarky posts since December, 2000..)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

A writer’s strike? A showbiz shutdown? Good God…I think I understand how Aaron Hernandez felt.


To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting considering the organized take down of O’Reilly. The left won big and many of us are blind to this. It started April 1 with the NYT article, followed by 50 companies withdrawing their ads and left wing demonstrators in front of the FNC HQ. Look at the protesters and their signs. Sexual Predator? Really?

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-bill-o-reilly-accuser-street-protests-hit-fox-news-n747966
And here are the new BS allegations:

Attorney Lisa Bloom announced Tuesday that she is representing a new client who is accusing O’Reilly of “sexual and racial harassment.”

Bloom did not reveal the identity of the new client but said that she called the hotline Fox News set up last week to investigate claims against O’Reilly.

The attorney told The Hollywood Reporter that her client was called “hot chocolate” by O’Reilly and “was afraid if she told him to knock it off she’d get fired.”

7 posted on 04/19/2017 7:34:30 PM PDT by Chgogal (I will NOT submit, therefore, Jihadists hate me.)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

DO IT! STRIKE! STRIKE! who really gives a cr@p.

8 posted on 04/19/2017 7:34:41 PM PDT by Afterguard (Deplorable me!)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t see how the Republic survives this.

/s

9 posted on 04/19/2017 7:34:51 PM PDT by Lorianne

To: 2ndDivisionVet

>This time around, however, the dispute is a little different

The more we pollute America with ignorance, morons, islam filth and general rapeugee scum, the harder it is to salvage our butts.

Ignorance goes in opposite and parallel somewhat evenly, we must fight the bad and ugly and let the good roam free.

It requires honesty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbGs_qK2PQA&list=RDBX-7BlRc_a0&index=12

10 posted on 04/19/2017 7:34:57 PM PDT by soycd

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I never watch any of them either.

I used to see the one girl in ads for her show.

She would say something not in the least bit funny then display a smug look as if she had just said something brilliant.

Without seeing her show, I know I couldn’t watch it.

11 posted on 04/19/2017 7:35:04 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8:38-39, For I am persuaded.)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

At least they admit they’re “anti-Trump voices,” and aren’t pretending they’re impartial comedians just trying to be funny, and it’s merely a coincidence they bash Trump so hard after giving Obama the kid glove treatment.


To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aw that’s a shame.

13 posted on 04/19/2017 7:39:11 PM PDT by beethovenfan (I always try to maximize my carbon footprint.)

To: Celtic Conservative

Good, as I have said before, I do not own a TV and will miss nothing. The more chaos these rabid left fools in hollywood experience, the better for everyone. These fools support a minimum wage, and the leftist media are constantly bellyaching about corporate profits and the like. But just tell me when anyone—the rabid media especially—has ever complained about a new record film opening? Not once, ever.

14 posted on 04/19/2017 7:39:44 PM PDT by Fungi

>> Stephen Colbert

Not funny and nasty.

15 posted on 04/19/2017 7:39:56 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don’t be a statist!)

To: Chgogal

So who, which show inherited O Really’s writers and producers?

16 posted on 04/19/2017 7:40:16 PM PDT by hoosiermama (When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.DJT)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

How will we ever survive??

17 posted on 04/19/2017 7:40:26 PM PDT by Menehune56 (“Let them hate so long as they fear” (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC – 86 BC))

To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are NO “good” writers anymore and truth be told, all of those shows listed ( and others ) STINK ON ICE.

OTOH…I am cheering for a writers strike….BIG TIME !


To: 2ndDivisionVet

Paging the Boo Hoo girl

19 posted on 04/19/2017 7:40:55 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because they reflect the issues of the day ― from Trump’s Easter speech to his daughter’s ethically murky role in his administration to his press secretary’s combative demeanor with the media ― late-night programs don’t have a real stockpile of material like other scripted shows and are left with no other choice.

No. It’s because they have no talent, no morals, no judgement, and no scruples. They also do not have me in their audience of zombies.

As far as the Writers Guild of America, go ahead, strike. Besides streaming video I have stockpiled years worth of quality entertainment. Basically, I never need to depend on any part of the entertainment industry for the rest of my life. And I bet there are a lot more like me.

20 posted on 04/19/2017 7:41:35 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)

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