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CNN lays off more than 40 journalists
ft.com ^ | 1/23/2014 | Matthew Garrahan

Posted on 01/23/2014 8:55:43 AM PST by rktman

CNN has laid off more than 40 senior journalists in its newsgathering operation – including a pregnant producer who was two weeks away from giving birth to twins – as part of a reorganisation of the business under Jeff Zucker.

The cutting of production and editorial staff at the Time Warner-owned group comes as Mr Zucker tries to re-establish CNN as the dominant force in 24 hour cable news, a crown it lost several years ago to Fox News Channel.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: cnn; democrats; layoffs; liberals; lyingliberalliars
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First off...."journalists"? Really? At cnn? Not bloody likely. Second, thanks jeff. Third. At least they'll have no problem signing up for obiecare. Fourth. jeff wants to re-establish cnn as the "dominant" force in cable news? LOLOLOLOLOL! Good luck with that one jeff. I wonder if the unemployment numbers will "necessarily skyrocket" because of these massive lay-offs.
1 posted on 01/23/2014 8:55:43 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

why do they need journalists? all they need is a fax machine from the white house


2 posted on 01/23/2014 8:56:54 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: rktman

40 more communists looking for free stuff.

‘Eff them all.


3 posted on 01/23/2014 8:57:05 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: rktman

What is CNN?


4 posted on 01/23/2014 8:57:18 AM PST by frithguild (The warmth and goodness of Gaia is a nuclear reactor in the Earth's core that burns Thorium)
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To: rktman

I didn’t know they had that many. Next come the readers.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 8:58:29 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Mr. K

Fax Machine?? I thought they were already reading directly from the President’s teleprompter.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 8:59:14 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: rktman

Look for the pregnant woman to become Super Victim #1. Journalists everywhere else fearing their own lay-off will start trumpeting her story from the rooftops.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 8:59:18 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rktman

“as Mr Zucker tries to re-establish CNN as the dominant force in 24 hour cable news”

Never happen. To do that they’de have to tell the truth. cnn’s connections to hitlery will never allow that.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 8:59:46 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: rktman

“CNN has laid off more than 40 senior journalists”

Nobody who works at CNN is a journalist. They are paid liars who just repeat whatever party line they are told to repeat.

Maybe now they can find honest work doing something useful and constructive.


9 posted on 01/23/2014 9:00:04 AM PST by detective
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

CNN had 40 journalists?

Where were they employed, and what have they been doing the past 30 years?


10 posted on 01/23/2014 9:00:08 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: rktman

Nonsense. They have not employed a journalist for decades.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 9:00:19 AM PST by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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To: rktman

“We have had a really good year. And we have so much more to do. That is what excites me the most … I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings us.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/12/26/CNN-Chief-Zucker-Insists-CNN-Had-a-Really-Good-Year


12 posted on 01/23/2014 9:01:17 AM PST by maggief
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To: rktman

CNN had journalists?


13 posted on 01/23/2014 9:01:27 AM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Look for the pregnant woman to become Super Victim #1. Journalists everywhere else fearing their own lay-off will start trumpeting her story from the rooftops.
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Unborn babies are valued to Leftists, ONLY when they can be used to further their cause.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 9:01:28 AM PST by Artcore
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To: rktman

They had journalists on staff? What a waste. Fiction writers are so much better. And why pay journalists when they have federally paid writers sending them “news” right from the White House and in Congressional offices and the Pentagon???


15 posted on 01/23/2014 9:02:10 AM PST by petitfour
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To: rktman; GeronL; Revolting cat!

How many journalists did they have to hire just so they could fire forty?


16 posted on 01/23/2014 9:05:04 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Journalists everywhere else fearing their own lay-off will start trumpeting her story from the rooftops.”

I’m thinking cnn wont be talking about it too much. HA!


17 posted on 01/23/2014 9:05:14 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: rktman
LOL!
Well, first you gotta hire (Real :) journalists,
not DNC propagandists.

18 posted on 01/23/2014 9:05:33 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: rktman

Folks beat me to it, but just to emphasize...CNN even has 40 “journalists”?

Bwahahahahahahah!

Next thing you’ll be telling me is that MSNBC even has one journalist.


19 posted on 01/23/2014 9:07:03 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: V_TWIN

The only reason they have any semblance of viewership is due to the dam airports tuned in 24/7 to the crap station.


20 posted on 01/23/2014 9:08:45 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: petitfour

Maybe they can re-visit the Journalists Creed, and reflect on the original intent of their profession, which is to be watchdogs of the First Amendment and a free society:

I believe in the profession of Journalism. I believe that the public journal is a public trust; that all connected with it are, to the full measure of responsibility, trustees for the public; that all acceptance of lesser service than the public service is a betrayal of this trust.I believe that clear thinking, clear statement, accuracy and fairness are fundamental to good journalism.I believe that a journalist should write only what he holds in his heart to be true.I believe that suppression of the news, for any consideration other than the welfare of society, is indefensible.I believe that no one should write as a journalist what he would not say as a gentleman; that bribery by one’s own pocket book is as much to be avoided as bribery by the pocketbook of another; that individual responsibility may not be escaped by pleading another’s instructions or another’s dividends.I believe that advertising, news and editorial columns should alike serve the best interests of readers; that a single standard of helpful truth and cleanness should prevail for all; that supreme test of good journalism is the measure of its public service.I believe that the journalism which succeeds the best-and best deserves success-fears God and honors man; is stoutly independent; unmoved by pride of opinion or greed of power; constructive, tolerant but never careless, self-controlled, patient, always respectful of its readers but always unafraid, is quickly indignant at injustice; is unswayed by the appeal of the privilege or the clamor of the mob; seeks to give every man a chance, and as far as law, an honest wage and recognition of human brotherhood can make it so, an equal chance; is profoundly patriotic while sincerely promoting international good will and cementing world-comradeship, is a journalism of humanity, of and for today’s world.
References[edit]

A Creed for My Profession: Walter Williams, Journalist to the World by Ronald T. Farrar University of Missouri Press 1998 ISBN 0-8262-1188-7


21 posted on 01/23/2014 9:09:48 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: rktman

Nothing sadder than the tears of a sad, sad clown.


22 posted on 01/23/2014 9:11:54 AM PST by thorvaldr
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To: rktman

I’d like to see if the ones they laid off were in any way conservative in any small way or honest to report things they ‘shouldn’t have’.


23 posted on 01/23/2014 9:12:36 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: SgtHooper

“The only reason they have any semblance of viewership is due to the dam airports tuned in 24/7 to the crap station.”

Ive noticed alot of Drs. offices also, usually when the staff is alot of minorities. They like to hang the “do not touch tv” sign on so you cant change it.


24 posted on 01/23/2014 9:12:44 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: rktman

well, there’s always pmsnbc


25 posted on 01/23/2014 9:14:43 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: rktman
"...CNN lays off more than 40 journalists...pregnant women and females hit hardest..."
26 posted on 01/23/2014 9:15:02 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Mr. K
AMEN and AMEN!!


27 posted on 01/23/2014 9:16:12 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Da Coyote
"...Next thing you’ll be telling me is that MSNBC even has one journalist..."

Their viewer is going to be pretty upset when they find that out...

28 posted on 01/23/2014 9:16:26 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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Just the typical gop war on women. Oh, wait...........


29 posted on 01/23/2014 9:17:37 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: detective

Maybe they’ll just go straight to work at the DNC or the White House.

Cut out the middle man.


30 posted on 01/23/2014 9:17:49 AM PST by digger48
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To: rktman
Even during October when the Obamacare news was hot there were many days that the CNN website has NOTHING on Obamacare.

Seems that their favorite headline lately is to post story and pics of couple of black kids who committed some crime in some inner city somewhere.

Weird.

31 posted on 01/23/2014 9:18:32 AM PST by what's up
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To: Mr. K
why do they need journalists? all they need is a fax machine from the white house

Well said.

32 posted on 01/23/2014 9:19:33 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: rktman
People are getting tired of Soviet-style government supremacist broadcasts.
40 new people to say, “Ya want fries with that?”
33 posted on 01/23/2014 9:19:44 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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"CNN lays off more than 40 journalists"

REALLY...to do that they would first have to hire at least 40 real journalists!

34 posted on 01/23/2014 9:19:59 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: frithguild

“CNN lays off more than 40 ‘journalists’”

Will anyone notice?


35 posted on 01/23/2014 9:20:46 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Mr. K
why do they need journalists? all they need is a fax machine from the white house

They still need fawning talking heads to explain the latest talking points as Hussein's followers aren't capable of thinking for themselves.

36 posted on 01/23/2014 9:21:08 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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Those are left wing mediots, who push the Obama lies 24/7.

Who needs them.

If we want lies, we can watch Carney, Holder, Obozo and any of the Obozoites.


37 posted on 01/23/2014 9:24:16 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! Obamaganda witholl fail 24/7/365!)
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To: rktman

Read Mark Twain’s interview with a “journalist” or better yet, listen/watch Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain relating the interview. Hilarious.


38 posted on 01/23/2014 9:24:18 AM PST by SkyDancer (Imagine a world without politicians, lawyers and federal judges.)
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To: rktman

Wouldnt it be a kick if someone like Beck, Hannity et al got together and bought out the place?

Dreams..


39 posted on 01/23/2014 9:24:28 AM PST by crz
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CNN lays off more than 40 journalists
All 40 lying, liberal losers were so busy lambasting Christie over the GW Bridge "atrocity", they never saw this coming. They thought they'd have enough work to last for years.
40 posted on 01/23/2014 9:24:54 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: DannyTN

*CNN had journalists?*

I think the last real one left in 1989


41 posted on 01/23/2014 9:25:05 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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including a pregnant producer who was two weeks away from giving birth to twins –

There's a wrongful termination suit waiting to happen.

42 posted on 01/23/2014 9:25:06 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: rktman

Wouldn’t they have had to hire some journalist before laying 40 off? ;-)


43 posted on 01/23/2014 9:26:38 AM PST by Average Al
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My wife got laid off when she was 7 months pregnant with our second child about 7 years ago. Needless to say, it was a stressful 6 months, but we look back on it now and know it was a blessing in disguise. She was able to spend time with the baby, and she eventually found a job that was just 3 miles from our home.

And from what I read, this guy is slowly changing CNN into something completely different. They might not even do “news” anymore.


44 posted on 01/23/2014 9:26:49 AM PST by skinndogNN
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After reading the comments here, LOL, I agree and can only add--- Crickets--laughing.

vaudine

45 posted on 01/23/2014 9:27:01 AM PST by vaudine
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To: rktman

They’ll all be employed by the Obama machine by the end of next week.


46 posted on 01/23/2014 9:27:27 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: rktman

Wouldn’t they have had to hire some journalist before laying 40 off? ;-)


47 posted on 01/23/2014 9:29:22 AM PST by Average Al
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To: Excellence

I think it’s way to late to terminate.......oh, you mean her employment. “WWWD?” What Would Wendy Do? (as in wendy davis) So, let’s suppose wendy doesn’t make it to the governors mansion. Will she get a job hawking catheters?


48 posted on 01/23/2014 9:29:32 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: skinndogNN

Jeff zucker? Probably not. May not currently be lib enough for his taste. But you just never know.


49 posted on 01/23/2014 9:31:01 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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The government and corporations write their news. They don’t need them.


50 posted on 01/23/2014 9:31:21 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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