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CNN Lays Off Staffers After Massive Ratings Drop

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Three weeks ago, a CNN executive suggested that talk of impending layoffs were nothing more than a “crazy rumor.” Last week, the network laid off nearly all of the Atlanta-based staff that cover health care, according to Fox News and confirmed by TVNewser – a media watchdog site founded by CNN‘s Brian Stelter.

CNN Lays Off Staffers After Massive Ratings Drop

“Basically the whole division” is set to lose their jobs, according to an anonymous Fox News source who said that employees were notified on Tuesday of the layoffs.

A CNN spokesperson told Stelter’s 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.”

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. –Fox News

On May 7, CNN Executive Vice President Allison Gollust told Fox News: “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,” adding “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.”

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

Of note, CNN’s prime-time ratings dropped 26% in April – the worst month for total viewers since October 2015, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The slide came right after special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report found no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign – a narrative CNN bet their reputation on for over two years.

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  • You can call me Al

    No loss, no loss at all. Get rid of them all.

    • FlorianGeyer

      I am told that new owners have demanded that money is saved.

      Getting rid of them all would of course be logical ,Al ::

      • Sinbad2

        I doubt the owners are too worried about the money, it’s wasted on a good cause, the promotion of Israeli policy?

  • meridius

    Who is watching this despicable Bolshevik propaganda outlet? Former communist run TV stations in east Europe were just as bad as CNN, NBC, CBS, BBC and other globalist medial outlets which lie and distort information with impunity.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Yes they got rid of 6 Goyim and kept the two Jews in their positions (((Dr. Sanjay Gupta))) and correspondent (((Elizabeth Cohen))) from the same department both miraculously kept their jobs and pay.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_km1Ns9ttM
    https://www.zupimages.net/up/17/21/gr57.jpg

    • Sinbad2

      Well the boss is Jeff Zucker, that makes it an unequal opportunity employer.
      Of course CNN is owned by TimeWarner, a well known Jewish unequal opportunity employer.

  • AM Hants

    If only they tried reporting news and not the fake stuff, they might have an audience. Never mind, will not be missed.

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    It’s the CEO that should lose his job for breaking faith with viewers, not the people doing his bidding.. He’s the one making decisions that crashed the ratings and send advertisers running for the exit.

  • Kandinski

    HAHAHAHA