If you want to tell people the truth, make 'em laugh; otherwise, they'll kill you.
That's my favorite Oscar Wilde quote. It remind us that if you want to deliver news people don't want to hear, a comic delivery is most effective.
The most effective news delivery these days, to many people, are The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.
Without commenting on the writers' strike… we need these guys to keep producing.
Hey, if they do strike, and you hear about them writing online, let me know about it. We gotta keep the faith.
CLARIFICATION: note the word "exemption".