Who's a winner?

RE "The Strike's Winners, Losers" [by Patrick Goldstein, Feb. 12]: Two of Goldstein's chosen "winners" are actually big losers:

(1) Jay Leno. He betrayed his longtime writing staff by doing scab writing of his monologues and prolonged the strike by alleviating the network's pain.

(2) Directors Guild of America leadership. They helped create rather than alleviate the impasse between the conglomerates and the Writers Guild. Nick Counter of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers would not have walked away from the WGA bargaining table had he not known that the always-management-friendly DGA would rush to the table to take the WGA's place.

Richard Alfieri

Los Angeles

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