The Man Who Destroyed California Thinks He Can Save Entertainment

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Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom thinks he has what it takes to save America from the Hollywood writer and actor’s strike.

Apparently, the guy who literally made California the most crime-ridden, over-priced, open air mental health facility-meets-prison camp think he has what it takes to solve a literally unsolvable-situation, according to The Associated Press. Newsom is so serious about his totally unproven skill set for negotiations that he’s already contacted those on both sides of the strike to try and get himself involved.

Obviously, this is yet another ill-advised PR stunt because he thinks he’s going to run for president or some other major office in 2024. There is literally nothing Newsom can, or even should do to intervene in what is essentially a greedy temper-tantrum on steroids.

Analysis first published by comedian Andrew Schulz somewhat proved that the strikes are cannibalising the entertainment industry. The main fight is over residual payments from streaming services. But the Screen Actors Guild and Writers Guild of America don’t have the viewership data from streaming services to create a fair metric for residual payments. (RELATED: Gavin Newsom Admits He’s Oblivious To LA District Attorney’s Work As Public Sounds Alarm On Crime Spike)

Releasing those metrics will either kill streaming service platforms, Hollywood, or both. If viewership is low, then stock prices will plummet and the heads of studios won’t be able to commission new shows. (RELATED: REPORT: Letter Claims Gavin Newsom Interfered With Harassment Suit That Benefitted His Funders)

Or the viewership is high, and the platforms won’t be able to create much new content because they’ll have to pay so much for it. So, yeah, Newsom thinks he can fix this. Stop laughing guys, he is serious. Bless his heart.