Then, someone from the WGA offices happily distributed the link to a hijacked parody website that even many rank-and-file WGA members felt was over-the-top. All of this is happening right along with the WGA's continuing series of concerts, rallies, mock exorcisms, pencil-drops and Star Trek-themed gatherings.
Keep up the good work people, I think the pencils and the steadfast support from us, the fans, is really getting under the skin of the creeps at the AMPTP. It must drive them crazy to realize that fans have led a grassroots and highly creative effort on behalf of the writers.
But, the best part is actually earlier in the press release:
By now you know that those in charge at the WGA have injected substantial new doses of vitriol into the important and continuing debate on our industry's future. On Monday, in a letter to members of the WGA East, the president of that organization wrote: "They lie. And then they lie again. And then they lie some more."
Hmmmm. It sounds like the AMPTP is shocked! shocked! to find gambling going on in the casino.
Maybe the AMPTP doth protest too much to being called liars. If the shoe fits, wear it. Keep on lying, since it's worked so well for you thus far and clearly worked as a PR move, right?
Looking over the latest howl of fake outrage from the AMPTP makes me think that they must have conducted a new poll and the survey must have come back with more bad news for them, because I'm sure the VAST majority of the public continues to stand behind the writers.
However Galactica Station posted this piece about how Star Trek fans are supporting the moguls, and Battlestar Galactica fans are supporting the WGA. It sounds true, just from looking over comments left on Trek Movie Report, but how true is it really? Anyone know?
Read the whole report at DHD, as it includes information on how the leadership of IATSE under the AMPTP's "yes man" Tom Short, is completely in the pocket of the AMPTP, to the detriment of their own members. (My father was in IATSE for over 30 years, and I can remember him being quite upset at the weakness of his own union that always seemed to cave on the big issues facing labor.)