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CNN announces layoffs after offering buyouts to 100 staff

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Struggling CNN lays off health unit staffers as headcount reduction moves forward

 

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Sanjay Gupta is safe, but much of the rest of CNN’s Atlanta-based staff that covers health care found out Tuesday they are getting pink slips -- only a few weeks after the network called mass layoffs a "crazy rumor."

Specific details were not yet known, but a source told Fox News that “basically the whole division” will lose their jobs.

 

CNN did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

 

TVNewser, a media watchdog site started by CNN’s Brian Stelter, managed to get confirmation from the network -- just in time for a Friday news dump.

“As part of the normal course of business, our newsgathering team made a small restructure earlier this week that ultimately impacts 6-7 employees within CNN’s Health Unit,” a CNN spokesperson told TVNewser’s A.J. Katz.

Many health department staffers met with human resources on Tuesday. Katz noted that correspondent Elizabeth Cohen is also safe.

Staffers are shocked, as the health department is considered successful and CNN recently declared that no layoffs were imminent.

 

“There are no mass layoffs at CNN. I have no idea where that crazy rumor came from. We have recently offered a voluntary buyout option for employees, and just over 100 people voluntarily decided to take it. That's it,” executive vice president Allison Gollust told Fox News on May 7. “‎We have nearly 4,000 people at CNN… and around 100 of them exercised the option for a program that was offered. That's it. Those are the facts.”

Despite CNN’s denial, staffers have been worried about potential layoffs since rumors began surfacing.

 

“CNN’s Southeast Bureau in Atlanta, CNN Health and CNN Climate will now be under one leadership, something that was not the case before,” Katz said.

The more than 100 CNN employees who decided to accept a voluntary buyout option included CNN International executive vice president Tony Maddox, who left the ratings-challenged network after 21 years.

 

Could this be related to bad ratings as a result of fake news and baseless conspiracy theories?

 

https://dailycaller.com/2019/04/09/msnbc-cnn-rachel-maddow-ratings-drop-april/

 

 

 

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Fox Spews and the Daily K-K-Kaller.  Trusted sources to be sure.

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3 hours ago, J0ker said:

“As part of the normal course of business, our newsgathering team made a small restructure earlier this week that ultimately impacts 6-7 employees within CNN’s Health Unit,”

 

BFD

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15 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

 

BFD

 

Well, now, you know 6 or 7 employees in an organization as large as CNN is quite newsworthy and shocking. This is what the genius boys have going for them, fruity. Seven people. They think we don't remember the $32 million in settlements paid just for Bill O'Reilly's grab-ass problem.

 

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A CNN spokesperson confirms this reporting, telling TVNewser, “As part of the normal course of business, our newsgathering team made a small restructure earlier this week that ultimately impacts 6-7 employees within CNN’s Health Unit.”

 

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1 hour ago, silty1 said:

Fox Spews and the Daily K-K-Kaller.  Trusted sources to be sure.

LOL @ silty1 talking about trusted sources.  This is coming from a guy who spent 2 years being obsessed with a baseless conspiracy theory and changed his gorgeous profile pic after it was revealed he was eating a nothing burger.

 

 

FF and Alex you clearly missed this part:

 

4 hours ago, J0ker said:

I have no idea where that crazy rumor came from. We have recently offered a voluntary buyout option for employees, and just over 100 people voluntarily decided to take it.

 

Voluntary buyout - That's a nice way of saying firing or layoff.  Companies don't usually give a voluntary "buyout option" unless there is some trouble ahead.

 

 

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1 minute ago, J0ker said:

LOL @ silty1 talking about trusted sources.  This is coming from a guy who spent 2 years being obsessed with a baseless conspiracy theory and changed his gorgeous profile pic after it was revealed he was eating a nothing burger.

 

Well, shoot.  You got me.  Feel free to let the world know of my high crimes and misdemeanors by linking to whatever it is you're going on about.

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1 minute ago, silty1 said:

whatever it is you're going on about.

Russiagate ... obviously.

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LOL

It's been a slow day, thanks for the laugh.

 

BTW, speaking of fake news and asshole right-wing hate sights, I guess you've heard why Brightfart doesn't have advertisements anymore.  Because hundreds of thousands of users wrote to advertisers asking why they were supporting hate, and slowly all that ad money dried up.  So great to see that real people can spot shit when they see it. 

 

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Do you really not know what I'm talking about?

 

 

 

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That's what the Republicans were saying about Watergate when the story first broke, nothing to see here folks, old news, move along, move along.  For a while the cover-up worked.  Until it didn't.  I'm enjoying the updated show.

 

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For Russian bot jockeys and those with the attention span of a flea, it's old news.  For the rest of us, it's got legs, new developments coming out that show the true scale of it. 

 

buahahahaha how does that nothing burger taste?

 

9 minutes ago, silty1 said:

BTW, speaking of fake news and asshole right-wing hate sights, I guess you've heard why Brightfart doesn't have advertisements anymore.  Because hundreds of thousands of users wrote to advertisers asking why they were supporting hate, and slowly all that ad money dried up.  So great to see that real people can spot shit when they see it. 

 

Well according to a left leaning "fact checker",  Fox News has higher ratings than CNN and MSNBC combined.

 

CNN and MSNBC in Ratings Freefall, Fox Soundly Beating Both Combined?

 

 

 

 

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Jeez, you really work hard.  Can't you tell I don't give a shit what you think?

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1 minute ago, silty1 said:

Jeez, you really work hard.  Can't you tell I don't give a shit what you think?

Awww that breaks my heart.  Why don't you put your gorgeous pic on the lake back up but this time show everybody your awesome dad bod? ;)

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Just now, silty1 said:

You have a heart? 

Nope I'm a Russian troll remember?  Soon Canada and the US will just be part of "great Soviet empire".

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Anyways it's been fun with you two but I have to take my gorgeous Colombian wife to lunch.  Just between you and I, the Russians are now in secret negotiations with the Colombians.  The aim is to turn Colombia into a Russia friendly state as opposed to its current pro American stance and thereafter the entire continent of Latin America.  Enjoy freedum while it's lasts, soon you'll be signing odes to Putin. ;)

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Yes, do leave - and while you're at it, work on not being such a crashing bore.

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