Skip to comments.Graydon AWOL as Vanity Fair cuts staff (VF tanking)
Posted on 10/24/2009 10:13:18 AM PDT by SolidWood
VANITY Fair yesterday took some of the deepest staff cuts at Condé Nast, but Editor Graydon Carter didn't deliver the bad news himself.
Although Carter was said to have been at his restaurant, The Monkey Bar, Wednesday night, he was a no show in the office yesterday because he had jetted off on a vacation yesterday morning.
Vanity Fair's layoffs were said to be in the double-digit range, and hit as high as senior editors and as low as fact checkers, and were deep, in part, because Carter largely ignored the edict to chop 5 percent late last year.
Additional people will be booted from the contributing editor ranks, a source said.
A VF spokeswoman would confirm only that there were layoffs yesterday afternoon.
The ax also finally fell at GQ, with seven staffers let go from the men's fashion magazine.
The total number of people fired this year from S.I. Newhouse's Condé Nast is now believed to be more than 450.
As the third week of carnage came to a close, one source said that the end seemed to be in sight.
The company is expected to have a net loss of $200 million on an ad revenue falloff of more than $400 million compared with a year earlier.
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hahahahahah...! CryptoGay rag that teaches you're NOTHING if you don't constantly buy stupid useless crap and speak wittily while saying NOTHING.
I hope they're all soon in the poorhouse, sans cologne, no sweater draped over shoulders and no "SUMMERING" in St. Thomas.
GOOD RIDDANCE! Better late than never....
The more left wing rags that tank the better.
I saw last month’s VF. The first 86 pages were all ads. Rather pretty ads, but still...Who wants to pay for a magazine that’s 80 percent ads?
I read the article at the end of the magazine about Jackie Kennedy. There were about 6 pages of actual interesting text in that whole magazine.
Good! That is what they get for hiring that sack of nothing Levi Johnston to post nasty articles about Sarah Palin. Hey Vanity Fair, you made your bed, now sleep in it
“he was a no show in the office yesterday because he had jetted off on a vacation yesterday morning.”
Hehehehe. He could not stand the bad news so flew off on vacation to get away from it all. Liberal coward.
What a coward.
Don’t you love these liberals? They are always quick to give advice or offer criticism about the tough decisions made by those with whom they disagree, but faced with difficult decisions of their own they usually prove themselves unworthy of anything but disdain.
He was a no show in the office yesterday because he had jetted off on a vacation yesterday morning.
No problem, the proles that will take it in the shorts, know their place.
When the government bailout of the media begins, The One will make it all good again.
Meanwhile they can go home and dust their shrines there.
Sounds like a real wimp. Not only would he not pull the trigger himself, he wouldn’t even be in town for it.
You can hardly take more pleasure in the demise of a schmuck than this. He abused Bush, Cheney and Rove like it was nothing. Recently - at my ophthalmologist’s office I picked up a copy to learn that Karl Rove had outed Valerie Plame. A quick look a the cover and you see that it was the September 2005 issue. No need to look to subsequent issues to see if they printed a correction, I’m sure they didn’t bother.
I read the magazine a few years back to see Dominick Dunne’s intriguing crime reporting. And they had a nice piece on the midair collision over the Amazon. Other than that - good riddance!
I wonder how “Wired” Magazine with the same publisher is doing. They’re consistently interesting and they still have a lot of ad pages but the content is getting thinner.
Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of liberal creeps.
Coward cuts and runs.