Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The AMPTP House Organ?

Here are the trades' headlines for Tuesday's WGA-AMPTP negotiation session:

Variety: WGA strike talks resume: Sides still far apart after four-day break

The Hollywood Reporter: It's a holiday miracle: Sides 'actually talk'

The stories that follow uphold the tone of those headlines. Again, these stories are covering the exact same session.

When you recall that demoralizing the opposition in the press is a key management tactic in labor disputes, it should come as no surprise that Variety also recently published an article forecasting March as when the strike might end.

Well, it's not like the writers and actors and other unions are the ones buying the ads.

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