Thursday, December 04, 2008

Quagmire! NBC, CNN Cut Hundreds of Jobs

Maybe this wouldn't have happened if they actually reported the news. Instead they sold their soul to the Democratic Party and in effect became adjuncts to the DNC.

Now look where it got them. Redeployed to the unemployment line.

First up is the far left NBC cutting 500 jobs. They throw millions at the moron they have on MSNBC at 8 pm while staffers get pink slips.
TVNewser has learned NBC Universal will be cutting up to 500 jobs in a round of layoffs which are now underway at all levels of the company — television, film and parks. That amounts to about 3% of the workforce. An insider with knowledge of the situation says the cuts are expected to continue into next week.
Last month, TVNewser reported the network was offering buyouts to "virtually everyone." If enough employees did not accept the offer, layoffs were to be the next step.
Meanwhile, CNN is lopping off entire units.
CNN, the Cable News Network, announced yesterday that it will cut its entire science, technology, and environment news staff, including Miles O’Brien, its chief technology and environment correspondent, as well as six executive producers. Mediabistro’s TVNewser broke the story.

“We want to integrate environmental, science and technology reporting into the general editorial structure rather than have a stand alone unit,” said CNN spokesperson Barbara Levin. “Now that the bulk of our environmental coverage is being offered through the Planet in Peril franchise, which is produced by the Anderson Cooper 360 program, there is no need for a separate unit.”
There's a lesson to be learned here if they're paying attention: Less environmental hysteria equals fewer people tuning them out.

They'll never listen, of course, which is why they're sinking into the morass.
“It’s disheartening,” said Christy George, who is president of the Society of Environmental Journalists and has worked closely there with Peter Dykstra, CNN’s outgoing executive producer for science and technology. “For the last year or two, television has, in general, been making a commitment to beefing up its environmental coverage.”
If only they realized there's no such thing as global warming and they've been wasting their time and money.

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