Now the turn of Patric Verrone, President of the WGA-W. I have linked their very lively and informative website here, too. Verrone notes that writing employment is controlled heavily by conglomerates now by expanding into other media outlets such as cable – what he calls the “vast accretion” of conglomerates – he points to six core groups that stifle American free speech. A pretty radical message, consistent with the new leadership at the Guild. TV writers are forced to express views consistent with those of the conglomerate owners. Got milk? What about ideas? A nice line.