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Barack Supports The Strike

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Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has sent a message of support to the picketing writers in NY and LA.

The Democrat released the following statement on Monday:

"I stand with the writers. The Guild's demand is a test of whether media corporations are going to give writers a fair share of the wealth their work creates or continue concentrating profits in the hands of their executives. I urge the producers to work with the writers so that everyone can get back to work."

Hopefully this strike will end soon, but the writers guild and producers guild aren't even talking anymore!

It would be a real shame if some ordinary folks working on shows lost their jobs if this walkout drags on.

44 comments to “Barack Supports The Strike”

  1. nataschalovesperez says – reply to this


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    FIRST!!! YES YES YES!!! go obama!!

  2. hmm says – reply to this


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    i agree

  3. me says – reply to this


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    first

  4. Ann Pumba says – reply to this


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    Hello~!

  5. anjelica says – reply to this


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    first!

  6. Ann Pumba says – reply to this


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    Hello~! you're not first

  7. andybangers says – reply to this


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    I heard Barack is EXTREMELY well endowed. I thought you mught have reported on that, Perez.
    (first) by the way

  8. Bonnie says – reply to this


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    He's working it! Damage control is in effect.

  9. first says – reply to this


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    fiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrsssttt

  10. wry says – reply to this


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    fuck this guy!!!

  11. lilly says – reply to this


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    keeewl

  12. James says – reply to this


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    Unions suck. F'ing lazy leeches.

  13. Dawina says – reply to this


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    He be one strange looking negro…reminds me of Tuvack on Star Trek Voyager.

  14. LaurenN says – reply to this


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    Thank you for posting about the strike. It is very serious and very scary. These writers have families to support and the last strike in 1988 the writers were starved. They ended up losing their homes. They were on strike for 6 months and they could've taken the deal 22 weeks earlier but like I said they were starved. This need all the attention it can get.

  15. sam says – reply to this


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    good for obama this is an important subject that needs to get attention. Lets hope they can come to a resolution soon because it will effect us before we know it when popular shows such as greys anatomy or heroes won't be on because they only have so many back up episodes

  16. Otis says – reply to this


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    We all need to support the writers and stop supporting greed. Some people will never have enough money. All this greed breeds people like Paris Hilton, Greasy Bear and the like. Stop the greed now.

  17. brad says – reply to this


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    I can't stand this dumb ass he always a has such a smug look on his face.

  18. John says – reply to this


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    BARACK IS A FLIP FLOPER! NO ONE LIKES HIM! PLEASE STOP POSTING ABOUT HIM.

    BARACK SUPPORTS ANYTHING THAT WILL GET HIM VOTES.

  19. Max D. says – reply to this


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    Obama is doing his best Jesse Jackson impersonation, "Oh, look a camera" This guy has 0 substance….go back to Washington and VOTE Obama and stop missing more senate votes than any other senator this yr. This guy is fraud, he once had morals and scruples about 3 yrs ago before he sold out. Go Ron Paul 2008

  20. VoiceofReason says – reply to this


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    The writers should be picketing thier union leaders. That is who put them in their situation. It was their union leaders who negotiated this wonderful (sic) contract that they have now.

  21. andy says – reply to this


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    I really hate him.
    BAMA go eat fried chicken and pray to allah.

  22. already got fired says – reply to this


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    My sister was fired yesterday from Paramount. She was an assistant to a writer but if he's not coming to work I guess they don't need her. She lives paycheck to paycheck trying to make it in Hollywood and She'll be lucky to stay out of bankruptcy now.

  23. alreadyfired says – reply to this


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    My sister got fired yesterday. She was a writer's assistant at Paramount. She will be lucky to stay out of bankruptcy.

  24. the Voice of Reason says – reply to this


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  25. usuck says – reply to this


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    talk about dicaprio gay porn!! revealed in french media!!

  26. Permele says – reply to this


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    I am glad Perez is "4 Obama" I think he is the most refreshing and progressive candidate running.

  27. Riss says – reply to this


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    why doesn't he worry about something more important?!? What a loser!

  28. Tess says – reply to this


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    Ron Paul broke RECORDS with his moneybomb yesterday, and even the mainstream media picked it up, and you're reporting about Obama supporting the strike? Like Obama really gives a shit about Hollywood writers. He's just trying to court your vote! Cover a candidate who does care about your freedom. RON PAUL RLOVEUTION 08!!!

  29. ROSE says – reply to this


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    This guy is a joke. He wont even stand with his hand on his heart for the Pledge of Allegiance and he wants to be our Commander in chief! Please Perez, dont let him have un-just publicity by even showing his face on your fabulash website! xo

  30. m.l.b. says – reply to this


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    My girlfriend works in the catering business for movies. This not only effects the writers, it effects everyone single person involved. Big or small. Resolve this matter quickly.

  31. melanie says – reply to this


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    Did you see him dance on Ellen? You have to post that clip! He looked so uncomfortable! Hilarious!

  32. andrea says – reply to this


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    WOW OBAMA! Way to use your media power to give light to a noble cause. I'm sorry but who gives a shit about this issue??? Go back to dancing on Ellen you hack! HILLARY !!!!!!!!!!!

  33. andrea says – reply to this


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    WOW OBAMA! Way to use your media power to give light to a noble cause. I'm sorry but who really gives a shit??? These guys make a shit ton of $$$!!! This guy is an opportunist who should not be trusted. Go back to dancing on Ellen you hack! HILLARY 08!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Kacky says – reply to this


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    What's he doing with his right hand in that picture? It looks like he's getting ready to spooge all over that limo.

  35. jacki says – reply to this


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    I think the only reason any democrats support anything to do with television/actors/writers is because they know that all of Hollywood supports them and they just want their votes.

  36. fritz says – reply to this


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    The AMPTP is not a group of "producers." It's a group of OWNERS. Producers are employees too–and they often get screwed over worst of all. Ask a producer, they support the WGA.

  37. dave says – reply to this


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    the strike has already begun to take its toll, the new season of 30 rock shuts down next week.

  38. DANA says – reply to this


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    VOTE for RON PAUL!

    Barack and Hillary want to give amnesty to illegal immigrants. Come on people, do you know what this means? Higher taxes to pay for their welcare. Focus, people. Focus.

    Vote for what you believe in! Not for the two most popular people in the race, they don't care about you. Do you honestly think Hillary or Barack give a damn about you?

    RON PAUL 2008!
    Go to his website and donate or volunteer. Read about his issues. Educate yourself. Don't go with the popular candidates.

  39. papa bear says – reply to this


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    Here's the sick thing folks, the average writer who is actually working and directly affected by this strike is making $200K+ on average. The only thing that really needs to be addressed is internet royalties as there is nothing in the current contract for that. The DVD royalties are dead because the producers, rightfully, said "we put up all the money and all the risk, why should you get even more money?"
    All the PA's and grips/electricians have already been let go. Average salary for them: $12K-$60K. The writers were asked to stay at the table, but they refused now people who aren't making nearly a quarter of a million a year are fucked. Good one, assholes.

  40. Screwed in Hollywood says – reply to this


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    The strike has already taken its toll. My last day of work on "The Unit" is Monday.

    Figure this out, people.

  41. Joe says – reply to this


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    He will say anything to get elected. GO WRITERS by the way!!! If someone said that birth control was an important issue, he'd get up and act like it was the most imporant thing. He does the same thing in Illinois as a Senator. Says a lot and does nothing. I don't want a President like that.

  42. WHITE GIRL says – reply to this


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    WHITE AMERICA ARE YOU NOT TIRED OF DORKY CORNY ASS WHITE MEN RUNNING YOUR COUNTRY.
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  43. Gene Pool Party says – reply to this


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    BARAK OBAMA the next President of the USA, let's hope.
    He is intelligent, he supports gays and lesbians and gay marriage. Yes gay
    people have full human rights, not partial, like cuntclinton says.

    And…and…he isn't linked to the CIA BUSH-CLINTON CIA corruption corruption corruption. America is a mess because these two familes have brought you there.

    AMERICAN change your destiny ! Move into the 21st century with an educated person.

    Hell, he can't be worse than Bush(s), and he will be better than that lint rag.

    GIVE HIM FOUR YEARS….you won't lose anything, you will gain your dignity back.

    Just remeber, KATRINA

  44. writer says – reply to this


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    where are you getting the info that writers make 200 grand average a year? are you HIGH? not even the writers that WORK make that. and if they make it, they sure as hell don't bring it HOME. 10 percent to agent, 5 percent to lawyer, 10 percent to manager, then 35 percent to uncle sam! do the math people! sure, there are a few big writers. but the odds of that are like WINNING THE LOTTO!
    the odds of becoming a professional baseball player are better than the odds of becoming a PAID writer. writers do what most people don't have the balls to do. take a RISK in their careers every day, every month, every year. we never know when we are going to get another job. it's job to job and it could stop any day.
    as for all the "ordinary folks" that work on these shows…. if they want better pay/benefits/conditions then they can organize like we did in the 1940's and fight for them! most workers in this industry belong to a union.
    i wonder if perez will shake his fingers at his precious actors when they go on strike?