Although Roger Goldblatt’s idea (11/9, Letters) that the only thing stopping the American people from righting the wrongs of our government are these Hollywood writers and their dumbed-down distractions is a novel one, somehow I think there might be more to it than that.
Aside from the fact that our government wasn’t corrupted in a day, and regardless of our personal feelings about what the networks can call a television show, more is at stake than just a few writers getting more money.
There are camera operators, boom mike handlers, cue card holders, teleprompters, lighting professionals, production assistants — all of whom are out of a job because of this strike.
These are American jobs that are being put on hold. And so I think it would be in America’s best interest to encourage the resolution of this writers’ strike, even if we don’t hold what they do in very high respect.