Skip to comments.Job Cuts at ABC Leave Workers Stunned and Downcast (LOL!)
Posted on 04/30/2010 8:51:31 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
If Good Morning America or World News look any different in the coming weeks, it might be because ABC News is employing nearly 400 fewer people.
David Westin, president of ABC News, said this was a difficult time for everybody involved.
Brian Rooney, an ABC reporter in Los Angeles, was let go. Earlier this week, ABC News, a unit of the Walt Disney Company, largely completed one of the most drastic rounds of budget cutbacks at a television news operation in decades, affecting roughly a quarter of the staff. The cutbacks promise to change ABC both on- and off-camera.
For some employees, like the longtime Los Angeles correspondent Brian Rooney, Friday was their last day. Mr. Rooney said his contract expired at exactly the moment when they needed to shed an enormous amount from the payroll. In an e-mail message, he compared it to standing looking straight up when the bomb dropped.
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Man, what a terrible tragedy.
It is a tragedy that the other 3/4 of the ABC staff still have jobs.
Maybe if ABC was not such a propaganda machine, we would not have the job-annihillating Obama/democrat Great Depression II. It is such a shame that behavior has consequences.
Can’t hardly wait until the next big round of layoffs
yep. It’s hard to feel bad for people who work for an organ of leftist propaganda losing their jobs.
I have been telling people - cancel cable and sat TV. Stop feeding the beast. Your monthly bill is divided up and it keeps them afloat.
Maybe he can get a gig as anchor in Fargo..then again..he isn’t up on the local stuff. He can try running his own blog now that health care is free.
Hope & Change! Outstanding. I never feel sorry for people whose foolishness is responsible for their own demise.
I can just see all the green shoot good economic news tomorrow morning. It will be interesting to see if the LSM will actually start to report how bad it is, now that their nest has been tainted? Gonna get pretty hard to keep cheerleading when the team is getting sent to the locker room.......
Well it’s good that we’re living in an economic boom so that these journalists will find good jobs right away. :)
Just think, if the media had actually done their job and investigated Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac this whole thing may have been avoided. But no....they played Gottcha Bush for all those years adding to BDS instead of doing their job.
He has a future cleaning up oil spills...
Does this include the cast of “V”?
Yep. Behavior has consequences. These people worked hard to get liberals elected. The rest of us may yet follow. I guess the crocodile didn’t eat them last.
These liberal guys don’t know how to handle money. They start making big bucks and instead of saving and living reasonable they live large and then have nothing.
If we all had his salary for 10 years, we would be set for life..at a smaller scale, but nice.
With cable and internet I almost never watch the three networks
He might be the lucky one. A bunch of their reporters will now be doing their own camera work. lol.
A few months in the real world and they’ll be joining the Tea Party!
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