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Comcast's NBCUniversal unit lays off 500 employees: source (Get rid of them all!)
reuters ^ | 11/12/2012 | staff

Posted on 11/13/2012 3:17:57 AM PST by tobyhill

Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal entertainment unit is laying off about 500 employees at cable channels, Jay Leno's late-night TV show and the Universal Pictures movie studio, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

The cuts add up to about 1.5 percent of the company's workforce of 30,000 employees, the source said.

A large portion of the layoffs occurred at the G4 cable channel, a network about video games and the gaming culture, the source said. Two of the network's shows were recently canceled.

Other layoffs occurred about two months ago at "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," which cut about two dozen crew members.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bringthepain; burnbabyburn; consequences; democrats; election; layoffs; obama; obamanomics; obamasized; obamasizing; ownit; wedontneednowater

1 posted on 11/13/2012 3:18:00 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

They could save plenty with cuts at MSNBC as the preacher doesn’t need such a big choir anymore but this has never been about ratings from that network.


2 posted on 11/13/2012 3:31:28 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: tobyhill

When they all just report their master’s propaganda talking points, there isn’t a need for a lot of them.

I have said this for a long time. The ultimate consequence of the leftist media push for communism is that there will only be one small “news” room that is told what to say by the David Axlerod’s of the regime in command.


3 posted on 11/13/2012 3:32:53 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Leno was more effective than MSNBC. Liberal propaganda is embedded in every TV show, not just the news.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 3:36:49 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: tobyhill

Is this just a leftist company cleaning out all the conservative employees?


5 posted on 11/13/2012 3:48:16 AM PST by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: tobyhill

HOORAY Comcast! Prepare. Persevere.


6 posted on 11/13/2012 3:48:39 AM PST by PGalt
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To: tobyhill

The way you editorialize on the headlines of all the articles you post is really damn obnoxious.

Also, this story has already been posted.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 4:05:33 AM PST by olcurmudgeon
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To: olcurmudgeon

I really don’t give a damn what you think. No one forced you to comment.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 4:14:48 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

They have 30,000 workers? Holy cow. Never would have thought that. 500 is a very small amount in the big picture. Like they say 1.5 percent.


9 posted on 11/13/2012 4:15:40 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: tobyhill

Oh noes, Sarah Underwood, Candace Bailey, and Morgan Webb have been obamasized! What will they do now?


10 posted on 11/13/2012 4:50:43 AM PST by gore_sux (Al Franken - Preferred by Minnesota Educated Somali Pirates and Suicide Bombers Everywhere)
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To: tobyhill

No more NBC News for me (plus ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, New York Times, etc.). If they want a socialist president they can do so without my help.


11 posted on 11/13/2012 4:54:43 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: null and void

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12 posted on 11/13/2012 4:55:05 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: tobyhill

He just joined this year - since he obviously doesn’t seem to enjoy the site, can’t help wondering why he is here. (MSNBC employee, perhaps?) Also, is swearing really necessary - haven’t seen much of that on this site and yet our new member falls back on a lib tactic. Just saying , . . .


13 posted on 11/13/2012 5:08:21 AM PST by onevoter
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To: olcurmudgeon

Why?


14 posted on 11/13/2012 5:19:50 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: olcurmudgeon

Welcome to FR.


15 posted on 11/13/2012 5:26:10 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: tobyhill

NBC—Nothing But Communists. How’s that ‘Forward’ thingy workin’ out for them?


16 posted on 11/13/2012 6:15:47 AM PST by tflabo
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Leftists just don’t remember when the communists infiltrated central America with help of local communists, they were put up against the wall and shot the same as the freedom fighters.

“Now that we’re done with you useful idiots like a good wipe of tissue paper, you will be tossed aside.”


17 posted on 11/13/2012 6:19:35 AM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: tobyhill

Free Republic— leftists would smear us as ‘unfair, unbalanced’___but we like it that way.


18 posted on 11/13/2012 6:21:05 AM PST by tflabo
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To: ari-freedom

Leno dared to make a few jokes about Obama right before the election.


19 posted on 11/13/2012 6:23:55 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: tobyhill
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20 posted on 11/13/2012 10:37:32 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: gore_sux

They can stay with me until they get on their feet. The wife will not appreciate it, but it is the Christian thing to do.


21 posted on 11/13/2012 2:47:43 PM PST by roostercashews (Having a gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
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