‘Pull a Reagan’
“When I first heard the Hollywood writers were going on strike, my first thought was a prayer: Please God, let it be true.
“The roughly 12,000 members of the Writers Guild of America are loudly picketing across America in their attempt to go for America’s entertainment jugular. The last writers’ strike in 1988 lasted 22 weeks, and the network ratings have never recovered. Many viewers just switched to cable channels and never went back. Boo hoo.
“For American culture the current strike could be a golden opportunity to reclaim artistic standards and entertainment morality that we haven’t had since, well, since 1988. So this time around, in theory, the producers could pull a Reagan and fire the lot of them. The other craft unions might go on strike, but that would just drive even more production into nonunion climes or out of the country.”
— Kyle-Anne Shiver, writing on “Hollywood Writers Strike Is a Golden Opportunity,” Nov. 12 at AmericanThinker.com