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Tell Comedy Central to Stop With the Truthiness

stewartcolbert1.thumbnail.jpgComedy Central is forcing The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report back onto the air on January 7 without their writing staffs. Both hosts are unhappy about this turn of events and have released the following joint statement:

“We would like to return to work with our writers. If we cannot, we would like to express our ambivalence, but without our writers we are unable to express something as nuanced as ambivalence.”

Can you sign this petition to the Comedy Central executives asking them to go back to the negotiating table, and ask your friends to sign it too?

The AMPTP walked out of negotiations with the writers just before the holiday season and refuses to go back. Instead, the networks are being bullies and trying to impose their corporate will on your favorite shows rather than treating workers fairly.

They don’t seem to appreciate that razor sharp political analysis and great writing is the reason people watch these shows. Driving a wedge between Stewart, Colbert and their respective writing teams and putting on a show without the writers who worked hard to make them great is bad for the shows, bad for the network and bad for the fans.

How can you have "the word" without words?

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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