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What Could Have Caused This? CNN to Cut as Many as 300 Staffers
PJ Media ^ | May 6, 2019 | Paula Bolyard

Posted on 05/06/2019 8:14:23 PM PDT by RightGeek

CNN is planning to cut up to 300 jobs, "many being older employees with years at the network," according to a report on Monday.

According to FTVLive, a website that monitors the television industry, "Word is that just under 200 people will be pink slipped and just over 100 will be offered a buyout." Staffers are reportedly calling the cuts a "massive brain drain" because so many veteran employees are being given pink slips.

The website obtained an email that Tony Maddox, the executive vice president and managing director of CNN International, shared with staff announcing his departure. "After 21 years I am leaving CNN," Maddox wrote on Monday. "It has been the honor of my life to work for, and then lead CNN International. What a privilege to make a living doing such important work with truly outstanding people."

"I always feel enormous pride when I say I am with CNN," he continued. "This really is a remarkable company. Working for it is real life, amplified. Everything is more intense, vivid, and in the end, so rewarding."

It's also more fantastical, some would say.

Aidan McLaughlin, an editor for Mediaite, tweeted that, according to a CNN source, the cable network is not making layoffs, but "more than 100 staffers took part in a voluntary buyout program"

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There's no indication that the worst offenders -- Chris Cuomo, Brian Stelter, Manu Raju, Don Lemon, and Jim Acosta -- are going anywhere. Likely it's mostly the behind-the-scenes employees -- who have nothing to do with the network's editorial spin -- slated lose their jobs.

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Last one out at CNN should turn out the lights.
1 posted on 05/06/2019 8:14:23 PM PDT by RightGeek
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To: RightGeek

lol

I’d like to turn out their lights.

...”I always feel enormous pride when I say I am with CNN,”...

Well that may be because your head is up your a$$. You might think differently once you pull it out and join the real world.


2 posted on 05/06/2019 8:16:00 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR)
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To: RightGeek

More winning! Did I say I was tired of winning? NOT!
Bye bye FAKE NEWS! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 05/06/2019 8:16:04 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (I'm not tired of Winning yet! Please, continue on!)
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To: RightGeek

I wouldn’t consider it as much a “brain drain” as it will be a high colonic...….


4 posted on 05/06/2019 8:18:10 PM PDT by txeagle
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To: RightGeek
CNN is planning to cut up to 300 jobs

I just don't understand it. I mean they are on every tv I see at the airports.
5 posted on 05/06/2019 8:18:31 PM PDT by JoSixChip (Trump stands alone.)
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To: RightGeek

All these people sacrificed for about a dozen talking head morons and idiots causing the ratings to decline. Do they think the ratings will go up if they get rid of them? Maybe they are using the layoffs as proof of the Trump economy not working. Liberals are truly dumb as bricks


6 posted on 05/06/2019 8:18:49 PM PDT by Bommer (Help 2ndDivisionVet - https://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=category&term=married-recent-amputeca)
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Only 300 ?

It’s a Start.


7 posted on 05/06/2019 8:19:22 PM PDT by Big Red Badger (Despised by the Despicable!)
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What Could Have Caused This?

Simple...no viewers. Viewers finally realized that CNN does not report news, it's a 24-hour editorial on their agenda. So, people have tuned out. Trust me, when the CNN contracts at airports runs out, CNN will be lucky if they have a night watchman.

8 posted on 05/06/2019 8:19:52 PM PDT by econjack
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To: RightGeek

Well when you have a guy like Zucker who has run the company into the ground this is the result. I remember when CNN came on the air, it really was pretty good, great shows and hosts. Then it made a hard left turn and now is destroying itself and has no credibility left.


9 posted on 05/06/2019 8:20:56 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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If you run a fake news organization

You can set up 100 monkeys with typewriters and get a few “news” stories out of them every day

500 bananas have to be cheaper than ONE research staffer paycheck


10 posted on 05/06/2019 8:20:59 PM PDT by Oscar in Batangas (12:01 PM 1/20/2017...The end of an error.)
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To: RightGeek

They can learn to code.


11 posted on 05/06/2019 8:21:05 PM PDT by BipolarBob (AOC is the Democrat prophecy come true : "A bartender will lead them".)
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To: RightGeek

No fan of dinosaur media in general of Commie Newz Netwerk
specifically...

...but...

it sucks to be pink slipped in your fifies.

Speaking from experience.


12 posted on 05/06/2019 8:21:30 PM PDT by lightman (Byzantine Troparia: The "praise choruses" of antiquity.)
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"I always feel enormous pride when I say I am with CNN," he continued. "... Working for it is real life, amplified. ..."

No. It's not. Spongebob Squarepants is comparatively more real.
And re-runs of it are beating you in primetime.

13 posted on 05/06/2019 8:22:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Bommer

They have to fire these 300 so they can continue to meet the payroll for the Elite like Anderson Cooper.


14 posted on 05/06/2019 8:22:26 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: JoSixChip
See #8. They have long term contracts with airports who are required to run CNN. When those expire, the news network editorial show will implode.
15 posted on 05/06/2019 8:22:47 PM PDT by econjack
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To: Captain Peter Blood

444 days of “America Held Hostage”.

What hath Ted Koppel wrought?


16 posted on 05/06/2019 8:23:09 PM PDT by lightman (Byzantine Troparia: The "praise choruses" of antiquity.)
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To: RightGeek

Must be the “Obama Economy” tell us so much about!


17 posted on 05/06/2019 8:24:09 PM PDT by Artcore (Trump 2020!)
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To: RightGeek

18 posted on 05/06/2019 8:24:34 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie
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To: lightman
Ted was another sanctimonious jackass that I could not stand like Sam Donaldson.
19 posted on 05/06/2019 8:25:54 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: RightGeek

Why aren’t turds like Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo taking pay cuts to help their co-workers?


20 posted on 05/06/2019 8:26:03 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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