Writer's strike hits Daily Show and Colbert Report

I just got this email (from yesterday) from the iTunes Store:

Dear Jacob,

As you may have heard, the Writers Guild of America, the union representing TV and movie writers, has gone on strike. Most TV shows won’t be immediately affected. However, some shows produced daily, such as ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,’ have begun airing re-runs. The iTunes Store will not be re-delivering these episodes. Instead, you will receive the remaining episodes from your Multi-pass once new episodes begin airing again.

We will send you an email alert as soon as you have a new episode available for download.

Thank you for being an iTunes Store customer.

iTunes Store Customer Support

My first thought was that I wouldn’t mind getting re-runs, since I’m not a regular viewer (until getting a multi-pass to both The Colbert Report and The Daily Show). After all, I just want my video content for the plane home tomorrow morning. But that’s the point of the strike, right? To cause change through discomfort. And since I’m very much in support of the writer’s strike, I’ll gladly suffer.


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