StrikeTV.com coming in 2008
Today's offer of putrefied pond water to us thirsty masses is StrikeTV.com. Wired.com is reporting that after the holidays, the striking writers will use the site to post "videos and other media supporting the strike." It's not much and, when you get right down to it, it's less "entertainment" than "snarky rhetoric," but hey, it's something.
That said, I've sampled some of the videos supporting the strike and, uh, this is just a thought, but perhaps the writers might want to get a few of their actor friends to star in these videos for them. No offense, but if your goal with this website is to get as many people as possible to support your side of the issue, you're going to need a few people in the videos who rolled higher than a nine for their charisma score.
The problem with most of the videos is that even though I agree wholeheartedly with the writers' position, I can't help but find them a bit whiny. I mean, it's saying something if you're making television executives -- people who use endangered monkey's blood to grease the wheels on their gold-encrusted go-carts -- look comparatively classy through their silence. I'm not saying the writer's are wrong or that they shouldn't create this website, just that it might behoove them to think a bit about what image they're presenting to the world.
I'm still holding out for a Christmas miracle. Maybe Rupert Murdoch will hear the writer's singing despite the fact that they have no internet residuals and his Australian heart will grow three sizes! There's always hope...