American Idol: WGA Still Trying to “Represent”


As the American Idol production team winds through the country for audition season, the Writers Guild of America is in hot pursuit. Having chartered a “Truth Tour” bus to shadow AI auditions, the WGA hopes go get attention for its long-running battle against the hit TV show over the right to represent reality show workers.

Has it worked? Not so far. A quick scan at coverage of the WGA’s first stop yields a whole lotta nothing.

Why? Well, let’s see, the media could write stories about sticky labor disputes starring sickly-looking writer types, or they could focus their attention on the 8,000 lithe and lovely 20-somethings sleeping in piles on the ground outside this country’s biggest auditoriums. Hmm. Good luck, WGA.