Friday, December 07, 2007
CRIMINAL MINDS FANS NEED TO SUPPORT UNITED HOLLYWOOD'S EFFORTS.
Criminal Minds Fans: Here is another wonderful action plan from United Hollywood. Lets join this effort and help get the Criminal Minds writers back to work. We are running out of new episodes of Criminal Minds!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2007
BLOG HELPS TV FANS SPEAK UP FOR STRIKING WRITERS
Firedoglake Launches http://firedoglake.com/wga -- Viewers Contact Network Execs
WASHINGTON, DC 7 DECEMBER 2007 – While the networks refuse to give writers a fair deal on digital media earnings, TV viewers are missing their favorite shows – but now they have a chance to speak their minds to network executives thanks to Firedoglake (http://www.firedoglake.com), the influential progressive blog. Firedoglake is launching a special web site today -- http://firedoglake.com/wga -- along with an ad campaign supported by the top progressive blogs and entertainers. At the site, viewers can select their favorite shows and send the producers personal messages in support of the Writers Guild of America.
"We're delighted to be able to use our technology to help TV fans connect with the network executives responsible for their favorite shows,” said Jane Hamsher, founder of Firedoglake. “It's wonderful that people who believe work should be rewarded are coming together to support the union and the writers."
Firedoglake regularly discusses union and media consolidation issues, bringing together progressive activists, consumers, union members and leaders as well as political influentials. This new campaign is the first major expression of a growing, unified campaign of Americans who want to push back on corporate greed.
FireDogLake has organized participation from other leading blogs and entertainment web sites including Daily Kos (http://www.dailykos.com/), Raw Story (http://rawstory.com/), Crooks and &Liars (http://www.crooksandliars.com/), Democratic Underground (http://www.democraticunderground.com/), AlterNet (http://www.alternet.org/), Down with Tyranny (http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com) and Digby
Firedoglake (http://www.firedoglake.com), one of the leading progressive blogs, is best known for its groundbreaking coverage of the Valerie Plame case and liveblogging of the Scooter Libby trial. FDL features energetic reporting on the leading issues of the day and features weekly Book Salons with such authors as Keith Olberman, John Dean. Naomi Klein and Paul Krugman. As one of the participating blogs in the Blue America Pac, FDL readers helped raised over $500,000 for progressive candidates in 2006 and has already raised over $250,000 for “08 congressional candidates.