Bogus trend story of the week: The Wall Street Journal discovers a zillion playwrights writing for TV!

Media criticism.
March 2 2010 6:27 PM

Bogus Trend Story of the Week: Playwrights Working for TV

The Wall Street Journal discovers a zillion playwrights writing for television!

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Thanks to the observant reader who spotted the Journal article and Slate's Jenny Rogers. Seen a bogus trend story that needs busting? Send it to slate.pressbox@gmail.com. For low bogusity and good times follow my Twitter feed. (E-mail may be quoted by name in Slate's readers' forums; in a future article; or elsewhere unless the writer stipulates otherwise. Permanent disclosure: Slate is owned by the Washington Post Co.)

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