• 14 Mar 2012 at 12:37 PM

Goldman Sachs Was Less Than Thrilled With Times Op-Ed

“By now, many of you have read the submission in today’s New York Times by a former employee of the firm. Needless to say we were disappointed…” Read more »

  • 16 Dec 2011 at 12:17 PM

Did Occupy Wall Street Mess With The Wrong Writers?

As fans of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit know, many episodes of the drama are often loosely based on crimes that have been “ripped from the headlines.” Over the summer, SVU shot its Dominique Strauss-Kahn show and last Friday, it attempted to roll the tape on an Occupy Wall Street ep. Unfortunately, a crucial scene that was to take place in Zuccotti Park, OWS’s old stomping grounds, was interrupted by real protestors, angry at being made into a storyline (which, according to the writers, was going to “portray OWS in a sympathetic light”). The show’s filming permit was revoked and the shoot was scrapped. Yesterday, the Writers Guild of America, East issued an open letter expressing its disappointment at the turn of events, especially given WGAE and the SVU team’s public support of OWS. Read more »