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Layoffs rumoured at CNN International
Zerovis.com ^ | February 15, 2004

Posted on 02/15/2004 1:01:22 PM PST by Timesink

Layoffs rumoured at CNN International

Beleaguered global news service CNN International is rumoured to be considering major redundancies in a cost-cutting exercise.

From our rumourmill correspondent

F---edCompany.com's Super Happy Fun Slander Corner is reporting that AOL-Time-Warner is considering "mega-layoffs" at it's international channel, CNN International.

CNN has come under domestic pressure from News Corporation's Fox News whilst internationally BBC World and Sky News continue to give the broadcaster a hard time.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cablenewsnetwork; chickennoodlenews; cnn; cnninternational; cnnschadenfreude; layoffs; liberalmedia; rumor; schadenfreude
A cryin' shame.
1 posted on 02/15/2004 1:01:22 PM PST by Timesink
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To: martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; Miss Marple; Tamsey; ...

Schadenfreude

This is the New York Times CNN Schadenfreude Ping List. Freepmail me to be added or dropped.



2 posted on 02/15/2004 1:04:17 PM PST by Timesink (Smacky is power.)
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To: Timesink
Awwww, now isn't that too bad. And to get your clock beaten by BBC International is bad, but Sky News and FOX too.

There will be a lot of resumes on the street soon and being a Liberal is not a job enhancer fit for the cover letter.
3 posted on 02/15/2004 1:06:34 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Timesink
All your jobs belong to India.....

Thank you very much.

4 posted on 02/15/2004 1:08:28 PM PST by traumer (Even paranoids have enemies)
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To: Timesink
It should be easy for those terminated to find employment with Al Jazeera.
5 posted on 02/15/2004 1:10:01 PM PST by Lexington Green (Benedict Arnold won medals too.)
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To: Timesink
My heart is bleedin'. Do ya think Dobbs might be handed his walking papers?
6 posted on 02/15/2004 1:11:47 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Timesink
Oh gosh! I feel so bad.


7 posted on 02/15/2004 1:13:40 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (Freedom isn't won by soundbites but by the unyielding determination and sacrifice given in its cause)
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To: Timesink
Break out the violins.
8 posted on 02/15/2004 1:13:48 PM PST by mewzilla
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To: Timesink
You mean Christianne Amanpour will soon be selling her wares on some streetcorner for $20 a pop?
9 posted on 02/15/2004 1:14:50 PM PST by DoctorMichael (Thats my story, and I'm sticking to it.)
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To: Timesink
maybe they can out-source to India
10 posted on 02/15/2004 1:16:55 PM PST by raloxk
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To: Timesink
These layed off employees from the Clintoon news network can just shift their positions to tour guides at the Clintoon library.
11 posted on 02/15/2004 1:17:42 PM PST by Joe Boucher (G.W. Bush in 2004)
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To: Timesink
I hate to say it, but CNN International, while much more biased than domestic CNN, is still many times better than BBC World. They are our only choices under UBC (Shin) sattelite (Thailand).
12 posted on 02/15/2004 1:18:44 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Timesink
Al Jazeera is trying to establish a US broadcast. I'm sure they are hiring.
13 posted on 02/15/2004 1:33:03 PM PST by weegee (Election 2004: Re-elect President Bush... Don't feed the trolls.)
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To: JimSEA
BBC isn't doing too well recently, either. And I know Murdoch has been trying to move into China. Perhaps you'll be seeing Sky News in Thailand one of these days.
14 posted on 02/15/2004 1:33:41 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Timesink
CNNinternational is so anti-american it makes CNNusa look noncomittal.

CNN is going!
15 posted on 02/15/2004 1:37:09 PM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: JimSEA
As far as English news is concerned, I get CNN International and BBC in the Netherlands. Both real bad. The Dutch TV is not any better in my opinion. If it were not for FR I'd go nuts.

I used to live in Bangkok, many years ago. As an American I was well received. How is it today?
16 posted on 02/15/2004 1:40:54 PM PST by Cap Huff
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To: JimSEA
Apart from the bias, I find CNN International awfully boring. I don't exactly know what it is. It seems they have too many who-cares stories like eco-planning in the Congo or Nepal spiritual retreats. It's painful to watch.
17 posted on 02/15/2004 1:47:09 PM PST by xeno
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To: xeno
CNN International IS boring. When I was traveling to Belgium in the 1991 to 1993 time frame, it was the ONLY English language channel on the TV in the hotel room. It was so boring that I resorted to watching movies on the French, Dutch, German and Italian stations. Many of the locals had satellite dishes. That opened up a much wider range of entertainment than the stock hotel offering.
18 posted on 02/15/2004 2:05:38 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Timesink
Outsourced to India, no doubt. Why pay megabucks for "reporters"(spinners) who are not bringing viewers in anyway?
19 posted on 02/15/2004 2:08:01 PM PST by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: Timesink
I hope they are not just rumors!
20 posted on 02/15/2004 2:13:46 PM PST by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: Timesink
"Beleaguered global news service CNN International is rumoured to be considering major redundancies in a cost-cutting exercise."

Why? Are they merging with Al Jazero?
21 posted on 02/15/2004 2:20:10 PM PST by Broadside Joe
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To: Timesink

This... is CNN.

22 posted on 02/15/2004 2:21:53 PM PST by Nick Danger (Spotted owl tastes like chicken)
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To: Timesink
Isn't telling the truth easier ?
23 posted on 02/15/2004 2:23:59 PM PST by ChadGore (Viva Bush. He's EARNED a second term.)
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To: Timesink
You reap what you sow.
24 posted on 02/15/2004 3:21:27 PM PST by Daryl L.Hunter (The Eco-tally-ban must be stopped)
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To: Daryl L.Hunter
"You reap what you sow."


BINGO. Hope they let the whole propaganda machine go.


I think I heard on Fox today that Brits are calling for dissolution of BBC.

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of Socialists.
25 posted on 02/15/2004 3:47:18 PM PST by EEDUDE
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To: Nick Danger; All
NICK that is cool

Actually be honest with you I used to have CNN internatioal on my old cable service but not anymore since I got another cable service I get SKY News in return drop CNN Internatioal I been happy
26 posted on 02/15/2004 3:48:54 PM PST by SevenofNine (Not everybody in it for truth, justice, and the American way=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: longtermmemmory
"CNN is going".

I watched CNN once and was appalled by what I saw. No wonder they are called "Clinton News Network" and "Communist News Network". Good riddance!

27 posted on 02/15/2004 3:50:05 PM PST by maxwellp (Throw the U.N. in the garbage where it belongs.)
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To: Timesink
I've been ragging on CNN to get them to aspire to do better than Fox. Looks like I was too late.
28 posted on 02/15/2004 3:52:10 PM PST by VadeRetro
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To: Timesink
Yeah, those dang redundancies are a pain.
29 posted on 02/15/2004 3:54:03 PM PST by Cold Heat ("It is easier for an ass to succeed in that trade than any other." [Samuel Clemens, on lawyers])
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To: Timesink
Hopefully the layoffs will result in nothing more than a blank screen with a scroll at the bottom. CNN International is what Marx dreamed of, nothing more, nothing less.
30 posted on 02/15/2004 3:55:20 PM PST by Beck_isright ("I did not have sexual relations with that woman" - (Fill in name of Democrat here))
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To: Timesink
Must be due to NAFTA, WTO, Bush Administration, Reaganomics,Ollie North, Haliburton, Enron. Big Oil, Big Business, blah blah blah
31 posted on 02/15/2004 3:58:17 PM PST by nowings (Stay in the Bush's)
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To: Cap Huff
We live just out of Chiang Mai. I don't know if I could take Bangkok for other than brief trips. However, the traffic has become marginally better with the expressways and overhead. I only reluctantly drive there as I get lost too easily.

That said, the people continue to be very receptive to individual Americans and somewhat positive to the USA in the wake of Bush's visit. The troubles in the South (About 2 per day killed by Islamists) is, I understand, not yet sorted itself out. We will be returning in about a month as I finish up some things I have to do here in Oregon.

32 posted on 02/15/2004 4:24:18 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: EEDUDE
I think I heard on Fox today that Brits are calling for dissolution of BBC.

I certainly hope so. I do like to listen to BBC world news but I know how to filter the spin and Judy Swallow is sometimes impossible to swallow. I think BBC costs each brit $200 dollars a year, I don't think they are getting their moneys worth

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33 posted on 02/15/2004 8:26:15 PM PST by Daryl L.Hunter (The Eco-tally-ban must be stopped)
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To: Timesink
I haven't heard from any of my friends on the inside of CNN Center of late; but nothing over there would surprise me, unfortunately.

I can't rejoice like others on this thread are doing - I knew too many good folks there amid the rabid animals when I worked there.

34 posted on 02/15/2004 8:28:25 PM PST by mhking (Machines don't have the right to remain silent.)
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To: Nick Danger
Nice touch! You should have gotten more kudos for that one, it's quite good.
35 posted on 02/16/2004 3:39:14 AM PST by LowCountryJoe (Shameless way to get you to view my FR homepage)
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To: Timesink
I know just the man who can raise their ratings thereby saving CNN Internaional. They should hire.............................. BAGHDAD BOB!!!
36 posted on 02/16/2004 4:13:51 AM PST by albee
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To: albee

37 posted on 02/16/2004 4:16:18 AM PST by Bluntpoint
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