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Posted on Jan 9, 2008
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After a (seemingly endless) hiatus, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are back on Comedy Central, even as striking writers continue to picket outside the network’s mothership.  Here, “Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver endures a heated confrontation with ... himself, actually, as he covers the strikers outside the show’s studio.

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By mary, January 13, 2008 at 2:21 pm Link to this comment

Why is it always those who actually produce the product are the last and least paid. Since when did Corp America figure they’re entitled to “free labor”.  Where would these shows be if there were no talented writers.  We continue to see CEO’s paid insane money for failed leadership, so I guess I’m not so surprised when these same greedy little animals refuse to share profits with those who actually produce their successes.  I say, hang in there, these shows are starting to feel the effects…..

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By Pacrat, January 13, 2008 at 6:55 am Link to this comment
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Both Stewart and Colbert are back with a bounce. And it doesn’t seem that they even need writers. We missed them and are relieved that someone is again focusing on the humor in our sad daily news.

Of course we miss several of Stewart’s great associates and look forward to their return.

We support the writers aims to secure some payment for the internet broadcasting of their talents that is now going directly to the broadcast giants. This is a very complicated issue and the internet will be better after this painful period and situation is ovewr!

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By GW=MCHammered, January 11, 2008 at 1:09 pm Link to this comment
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Pay writers their due. Stop ripping off workers, share holders and consumers with reruns and half-caliber work. Whatta bunch of greedy Money Funnelers!

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