Picketers in front of CBS Television City weren’t chanting this morning, much to the chagrin of one of the organizers. “Getting a bunch of writers to chant is impossible!” a guild member said to an unidentified party on a cell phone. The scribe later refused to identify himself, citing the WGA’s orders to members to not speak with the media.
A few times every minute, drivers on Fairfax and Beverly Blvds — including one in a brand-new BMW — honked their horns in solidarity. Picketers responded with fist pumping and sign shaking. (And there was the occasional detractor: According one writer, a passerby screamed, “Get a job!”)
Their signs ranged from the generic (“We’re in the union, the mighty union!”) to the very specific: “Network bosses, rich and rude—we don’t like your attitude!” (If marchers were hoping to dis CBS Corp. supremo Leslie Moonves with that one, they were out of luck. He was in New York Monday.) — JOSEF ADALIAN