varietyno.JPGMonday’s Variety article about the resumption of WGA-AMPTP talks contains this doozy of a sentence: “But during the past week, WGA leaders were also quietly pressured by a number of high-profile screenwriters and showrunners to get back to the table.”

Uh, Earth To fabulist Dave McNary: It wasn’t the WGA but the AMPTP which kept refusing to go back into talks — that is until early last week when Counter quietly dropped a demand that his side wouldn’t return to negotiations until the writers strike was stopped or at least suspended for a few days while talks proceeded. Either McNary is clueless — or being clued in by propagandists. (See my previous: Variety’s Strike Disinformation Campaign.)