The Hollywood strike is providing ample moments of snort-worthiness. Over the weekend, I mentioned the creative suffering of fake news shows. Today we learn that “The View” will also be hit hard:
Writers and producers had gathered for negotiations Sunday at the request of a federal mediator.
The two sides met for nearly 11 hours before East Coast members of the writers union announced on their Web site that the strike had begun for their 4,000 members.
The first casualty of the strike would be late-night talk shows, which are dependent on current events to fuel monologues and other entertainment.
Daytime TV, including live talk shows such as “The View” and soap operas, which typically tape about a week’s worth of shows in advance, would be next to feel the impact.
“The View” has writers? And here I thought all those squabbling Bush-hating women came up with their own foul-mouthed lines.
(hat tip: reader Andy)