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Our man skippy the bush kangaroo went to show his support of the WGA strike in Hollywood, and it looks like there's going to be some more picketers out there:

it looks like the networks are going to get squeezed from all sides. the news writers for cbs have voted to go on strike. hollywood reporter:

after working without a contract for more than two years, cbs news employees represented by the wga east have approved a strike through an authorization vote.

eighty-one% of the 75%-80% of the union's rank and file who turned out in a special election thursday and friday voted to authorize the strike. that, however, doesn't mean a strike is imminent. it first would have to be approved by the negotiating committee and upper echelon of the wga.

the wga already is in a three-week-old strike with many of its members in a separate union for tv and film writers, which has resulted in picket lines in new york and on the west coast. the cbs news union's negotiating committee is scheduling a meeting after thanksgiving to assess the situation, wgae president michael winship said..[..]

if this were a conservative blog, we'd make some crack about how the cbs news execs were going to have to make the news up themselves now.

I don't know about you, but I'm seriously jonesing for The Daily Show and Colbert Report...anything that's gonna squeeze the networks into getting to the table and negotiating is good with me.

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