In a September 21, 2003 article written by Times Staff writer James Bates, James Cromwell in commenting about the opponents to Consolidation stated “If we had come up with a cure for cancer they would have voted against it.”
A Local branch President in a scurrilous e-mail stated unequivocally that “If Melissa Gilbert brought a referendum in favor of oxygen to a vote of the membership, Kent McCord would raise $50K to send you a glossy flyer enumerating the ways in which breathing will kill you.”
And in the most outlandish statement as reported by Variety Magazine, SAG board members Richard Dreyfuss and Mike Farrell issued a similar attack in a recent message: “Some will object, we assume, to anything!”
Now we at SAG Watchdog wondered if these accusations were true. Would consolidation opponents vote against a cure for cancer. Would Kent McCord raise $50 K to send a glossy flyer enumerating the ways in which breathing will kill you. And would opponents object to anything. For instance would they object to getting a million dollar residual check? Would they object to winning an academy award? And, Would they object if they didn’t have to pay a fifty dollar co-payment every month for health insurance?
Anyway to answer these questions, SAG Watchdog did a survey among Consolidation opponents to find out if the above Pro Consolidation statements were true.
In our state of the art scientific survey conducted by a professional E-mail service, We asked opponents if they would have voted against a cure for cancer, or would in fact object to anythingto please hit the ol’ reply button, and e-mail SAG Watchdog with a “yes” response! If they would NOT have voted against a cure for cancer–and would NOT object to anything, we advised them to not respond!
We did not receive a single response proving once and for all that the above outlandish allegations by the hyperbolic Pro Consolidation crowd were not based on scientific data. The SAG Watchdog Survey has a margin of error of Zero.
SAG Watchdog award winning Editor & Chief A.L. Miller
PS, Kent McCord has already assured SAG Watchdog that he would NOT raise 50 K to send out a glossy flyer enumerating the ways which breathing will kill you. However he did remind members to stay indoors when there is a smog alert.