The Twitter Revolution

By Megan McArdle

Mickey Kaus asks a good question:

Why watch Saturday Night Live in L.A. when the twitters from back East say it's weak? Does that mean TV shows now have a New York problem like movies have a Friday problem? Movies: If twitterers don't like on Friday, it will die on Saturday. TV: If the East doesn't like it, it will die in West? Just asking! Not my industry. ... 1:45 A.M.


Incidentally, we saw The Informant, which has had surprisingly weak box office.  Both Peter and I gave it two thumbs up--though Mark Whitacre's bumbling was at times almost too painful to watch.  The movie was both funny in many parts, and well structured, which is not a combination that's really all that common.  But apparently, people don't want to see whistleblower comedies . . .


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