An emailer pointed toward this morning’s NYT article Movies > Movies News and Features > Hollywood Screenwriters Weigh a Real-Life Revolution at the Ballot Box” href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/18/movies/MoviesFeatures/18Writers.html”> Hollywood Screenwriters Weigh a Real-Life Revolution at the Ballot Box, wondering if this wasn’t another example of the blogosphere (mostly this blog in this case) influencing MSM converage. I sincerely doubt it. This election is the most controversial in my over thirty years of WGA membership. As the Times’ Dennis McDougal puts it:
The presidential contest is between a ferocious reformer, Eric Hughes – who not only wants to fire the group’s paid executives but is also assisting a legal assault on the guild’s high-stakes system for settling film and television credits disputes – and the incumbent, Daniel Petrie Jr., who believes the members need institutional peace after losing two presidents this year under circumstances that were bizarre, even for the entertainment business.