Coming to Terms: The Strike Resolution Reality Game Show!!
Given the way that the talks to settle the writers’ strike cratered spectacularly again on Friday, it’s clear that secret negotiations aren’t getting the job done. All that’s come out of them has been a major case of “he said/she said” finger-pointing and blame and an assortment of epithets and insults reminiscent of an unmonitored playground full of rowdy five-year-olds. So here’s an idea: let’s turn the strike talks into the latest “reality” TV game show, with a twist – the object of the competition isn’t beating the other guy, but coming successfully to an agreement in which both sides, and all of us, win.