Fiona on Strike

Feature

Friday, December 07, 2007

Intrepid cultural correspondent Fiona Chutney was on the scene during a Writers Guild of America strike rally in New York. Digital rights are important, but Fiona wonders if the strike can also help writers’ social lives. “Fiona” is a creation of writer-actress Iris Bahr -- not a WGA member.

Contributors:

Iris Bahr

Comments [2]

Kelly AuCoin from Brooklyn, NY

I'm a fan of this show, and was rather surprised at the smug attempt at humor of this segment. It was very clear that you don't take this strike seriously and I found that disturbing.

Dec. 14 2007 11:22 AM
Richard Weiss

I don't enjoy privileged intellectuals trivializing the labor movement. It's not that she had to do a serious piece about the issues in the writer's strike. But how elitist is it to put on a british working class accent, talk about how unattractive strikers were when her "father's" union went on strike, and then gush over the plight of the attractive and famous people she got to hug while watching the entertainment at their rally?

Dec. 08 2007 08:45 AM

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