The writers made a different kind of strike against AMPTP yesterday when a chink in the armor left the door wide open to anyone who knows anything about domain names. By purchasing the available www.AMPTP.com (the group's real address is www.AMPTP.org) and then proclaiming the "new economic partnership proposal...the single greatest document since the Magna Carta," the writers fooled a fair few folk. However, in blogland, some wonder whether the writers' satirical savvy has done more harm than good.
Nikki Finke posted the link saying she was getting a ton of puzzled emails from folks who weren't sure what was what. For her part, she wrote the site is "laugh-out-loud funny no matter what side of the issue you're on."
Later yesterday evening, when the WGA sent news of the site to its mailing list, David Poland, who agrees it's funny, wrote that the WGA's choice was "vaguely unsportsmanlike."