After reading Joss's blog and being reminded how news reporters presented the strike, I can understand why any writer would be outraged. Writers are just as hard of workers as any construction worker, ect. Joss made a very good point on how story telling defines our popular culture, which is a huge part of our identity. Without writers, we wouldn't have the various forms of entertainment like we do now. I think it's sad how they have to prove themselves to other people that they contribute to our country because in reality, they help define it.