Friday, November 16, 2007

Scab !!!

The Hollywood writers' strike has identified its first celebrity scab. Ellen DeGeneres, the comedian and television host, has found she is no longer welcome on the streets of New York because of her decision to keep recording – and writing – her daytime chat show. DeGeneres has announced she won't be taping her show in New York next week as planned, but will stay in Los Angeles and record in the entertainment-industry suburb of Burbank, where the union is less militant and has yet to voice any objection.

"She knows that the Writers Guild East would have been there to protest her lack of solidarity, not only with her Guild writing staff but all the striking members of the Writers Guild, of which she is a member," Michael Winship , the head of the Guild's East Coast branch, said

DeGeneres took just one day off to show her solidarity with her writing staff, then crossed the picket lines and went back to work. The Writers Guild has contrasted the way she has, in their view, failed to stand by her writing staff and the way she broke down on air a month ago over a tug-of-war she had with a pet adoption agency over a stray dog.
"We find it sad that Ellen spent an entire week crying and fighting for a dog that she gave away, yet she couldn't even stand by writers for more than one day – writers who have helped make her extremely successful," the Guild said.

Meanwhile some other performers have more integrity .

Garth Brooks has canceled upcoming appearances on The View and The Ellen DeGeneres Show in support of the ongoing writers strike.

Fox is moving forward with the taping of new episodes of its animated series Family Guy without the participation of creator/executive producer Seth MacFarlane who, like many Hollywood showrunners, is on strike with the Writers Guild of America. MacFarlane voices Peter, Stewie, and Brian Griffin.

Michael Winship, said DeGeneres should "look to her conscience".

After God had finished the rattlesnake, the toad, and the vampire, he had some awful substance left which he made a scab. A scab is a two-legged animal with a corkscrew soul, a water-logged brain, and a combination backbone made of jelly and glue. Where others have hearts, he carries a tumor of rotten principles.
When a scab comes down the street, men turn their backs, and angels weep in heaven, and the devil shuts the gates of hell to keep him out. No man has a right to scab as long as there is a pool of water deep enough to drown his body in, or a rope long enough to hang his carcass with. Judas Iscariot was a gentleman compared with a scab for betraying his Master, he had character enough to hang himself. A scab hasn't!!
Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage. Judas Iscariot sold his savior for thirty pieces of silver. Benedict Arnold his Country for a promise of a commission in the British army. The modern strikebreaker sells his birthright, his Country, his wife, his children, and his fellowmen for an unfulfilled promise from his employer, trust or corporation.
Esau was a traitor to himself, Judas Iscariot was a traitor to his God, Benedict Arnold was a traitor to his Country.
A strikebreaker is a traitor to his God, his Country, his family, and his class!!

Jack London


ajohnstone said...

Stars from sitcom Friends, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry joined the picket line. Perry said he was backing what was right.British actress Minnie Driver, who's currently starring in hit US show The Riches, insisted that the writers' arguments for a small share in web revenue from their shows is perfectly justified. Zach Braff, star of medical comedy Scrubs.joined protesting writers on the picket lines and explained: "This isn't really about people like myself that have been so lucky and won the lottery and made a lot of money in this business, it's about the rank and file writers who're paying their mortgages with their residual cheque. We're out here to support them.
Among the many actors who showed their support were the casts of Grey's Anatomy, Everyone Loves Raymond, Desperate Housewives, Scrubs and CSI.

Anonymous said...

I never liked Ellen anyways. You should also mention the first actor to refuse to cross the picket line, Steve Carell from The Office. The reason he gave for not showing up to work: "enlarged balls".

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Matthew Culbert said...

A scab is a scab.Never liked her anyway for some reason.Now I have a good one.
I can understand workers being driven back after a long one.
It can be sore.When its over it should be over.