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CNN Lays Off 40+ Senior Journalists
Breibart - Big Journalism ^ | 1-23-2014 | John Nolte

Posted on 01/23/2014 12:06:34 PM PST by Sir Napsalot

The Financial Times reports that more than 40-plus senior journalists have just been laid off at CNN and its sister network, HLN. Most of the layoffs occurred in November, were concentrated in Washington, Atlanta, and New York, and, according to CNN, mostly involved those already closing in on retirement.

One person fired, however, was a pregnant producer just two weeks away from giving birth.

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A spokesperson told the Financial Times that around 100 new people will be added to the staff and that the network is not "abandoning news by any stretch of the imagination," but merely "expanding the definition of news."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


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Reporting 'news' from social media is not reporting news. And thus they have to "expanding the definition of news."
1 posted on 01/23/2014 12:06:34 PM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

It doesn’t take an expensive journ-o-list to regurgitate a White House press release.


2 posted on 01/23/2014 12:08:12 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Note: Most of the laid off occurred last Nov.

But only now becomes ‘news’.


3 posted on 01/23/2014 12:08:38 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

40+ liberals paying for their votes....it’s hell when one is hoisted on ones own petard. ROTFLMAO!!!


4 posted on 01/23/2014 12:10:20 PM PST by ontap
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To: Sir Napsalot
CNN Lays Off 40+ Senior Journalists

Its not like they really needed them or used them.

6 posted on 01/23/2014 12:10:47 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Sir Napsalot

CNN has journalists? Who knew?

Geez, you would swear that people such as Wolf Blitzer and Candy Crowley are Obama campaign operatives, not news reporters.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 12:10:57 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (Interesting)
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To: Sir Napsalot

They do not qualify as journalists if they work for CNN. They are spinners and propagandists.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 12:11:21 PM PST by Starboard
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To: null and void

“It doesn’t take an expensive journ-o-list to regurgitate a White House press release.”

Spot on!


9 posted on 01/23/2014 12:11:53 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Only read the headline and it just cheered me up.
It is wonderful NEWS.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 12:14:15 PM PST by Christian1
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To: Sir Napsalot

Just getting rid of the higher salary older folks so that they can hire cheaper younger or foreign to replace them.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 12:14:41 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Sir Napsalot

“expanding the definition of news.”

They hired 5 new “journalists” for the Kardashian beat.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 12:16:00 PM PST by DManA
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To: Sir Napsalot

The ones that are left have to spin zeros bogus employment numbers.
I shouldn’t enjoy this, but I do


14 posted on 01/23/2014 12:16:06 PM PST by daku
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To: Sir Napsalot
A spokesperson told the Financial Times that around 100 new people will be added to the staff and that the network is not "abandoning news by any stretch of the imagination," but merely "expanding the definition of news."

Sounds more like CNN is expanding the definition of "unemployment" to include more people, such as those are now former CNN employees.
15 posted on 01/23/2014 12:20:03 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Sir Napsalot

A good start...


16 posted on 01/23/2014 12:20:10 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Sir Napsalot

My guess is that all 40 of these people are now working directly for Obama in some federal government capacity... as opposed to working only indirectly for Obama at CNN.


17 posted on 01/23/2014 12:20:30 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: mountn man

CNN has journalists?


18 posted on 01/23/2014 12:20:58 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Sounds like the rumors of CNN moving from news to reality shows just may be true.
CNN will then be to news what The History Channel is to history.


19 posted on 01/23/2014 12:21:27 PM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Sir Napsalot

More Hope and Change for CDNNC Marxists.

Pray America is Waking


20 posted on 01/23/2014 12:26:28 PM PST by bray (http://www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: Sir Napsalot

CNNMTV


21 posted on 01/23/2014 12:28:19 PM PST by cll (Serviam!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Cut the high-salary staff - replace with entry level people at entry level prices

Not like it hasn’t been done before


22 posted on 01/23/2014 12:28:24 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Most of those let go....those “nearing retirement” were likely from an age when journalism actually meant something.
People who were actually trained to report reality rather
than spin opinion into news. The young crop neither knows nor cares that what they are doing isn’t journalism, what they are reporting isn’t news and that they are mere pawns.


23 posted on 01/23/2014 12:31:32 PM PST by nvscanman
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To: Sir Napsalot

Welcome to ObamaCare, kiddos. Now you’ll get to enjoy it up close. Enjoy that unemployment money thanks to Obama too. Hope he’s won your vote!


24 posted on 01/23/2014 12:32:16 PM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: Sir Napsalot
One person fired, however, was a pregnant producer just two weeks away from giving birth.
Descibing her as fired (which she wasn't) and pregnant is just so ... so ... objective.
25 posted on 01/23/2014 12:32:19 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I could do all their jobs with an iPhone and a few Google bookmarks.


26 posted on 01/23/2014 12:33:58 PM PST by AU72
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To: Sir Napsalot

Understandable from the point of view of the lock step Marxist propaganda machine. Some of those relatively older ones might actually have been schooled in the classic tenets of journalism, such as trying to get the facts and printing them, regardless on one’s own personal biases or the agenda of the political party you like.


27 posted on 01/23/2014 12:44:07 PM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Sir Napsalot

If CNN laid everyone off, who would notice?


28 posted on 01/23/2014 12:56:14 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

CNN had 40 journalists, who knew? I thought they just had interns typing the NY Times into teleprompters.


29 posted on 01/23/2014 12:59:05 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now
Everyone should wait a moment and ask, "If CNN has thousands of employees and hundreds of journalists, how do we know if this isn't getting rid of their last 40 conservative journalists?

As a reverse example, I'd be very happy to hear that Fox News fired Shepard Smith, Alan Combs, Geraldo, Wahn Williams, Bob Bitchel and a few others.

But really, I'd hold my judgment until I hear a list of names.

30 posted on 01/23/2014 1:09:15 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Sir Napsalot

They were not doing their jobs anyway so who cares.


31 posted on 01/23/2014 1:09:47 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Apparently, there is no safe zone for used, PRESSITUTES!


32 posted on 01/23/2014 1:10:04 PM PST by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: Alas Babylon!

A spokesperson told the Financial Times that around 100 new people will be added to the staff and that the network is not “———— REPORTING news by any stretch of the imagination,” but merely “expanding the... FIXED IT!


33 posted on 01/23/2014 1:10:23 PM PST by GYPSY286 (Politicians must USE their heads or Americans will LOSE their heads.)
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To: Starboard

That’s probably why they were laid off. Because they were acting like journalists. The fact that Candy Crowley didn’t get cut tells me that they really don’t want real journalists.


34 posted on 01/23/2014 1:14:06 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Journalists are not required for CNN’s new format . The last time I watched CNN was the First Gulf War


35 posted on 01/23/2014 1:19:40 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Sir Napsalot
"mostly involved those already closing in on retirement"

Were they trying to dump pensions, or were the pensions honored? At any rate, it sounds like age discrimination. The network's rationale for the layoffs sounded bogus, especially since they immediately hired new people.
36 posted on 01/23/2014 1:35:20 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Sir Napsalot
more than 40-plus senior journalists have just been laid off

That there is double plus ungood grammar.

37 posted on 01/23/2014 1:36:08 PM PST by pa_dweller (Extremist tea-party-driven hostage-taking legislative arsonist without a life)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I call BS. CNN never had 40 senior journalists.


38 posted on 01/23/2014 1:37:00 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: DManA
"They hired 5 new “journalists” for the Kardashian beat."

And two for the Justin Bieber beat, and one for the George Zimmerman beat, and one for the Palin-bashing beat, and eight for the destroy-Republican-presidential-hopefuls beat.
39 posted on 01/23/2014 1:38:06 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Sir Napsalot

Anyone can cut and paste from:

1) Center for American Progress
2) The Huffington Post
3) Time
4) NPR
5) Slate
6) Newsweek
7) U.S. News & World Report
8) Politico
9) Salon
10) Indy Media
11) The Democratic Underground
12) The Atlantic
13) The Village Voice
14) Daily Kos
15) Eschaton
16) New Yorker
17) The Daily Beast
18) Alternet
19) Common Dreams
20) Crooks and Liars
21) Buzzflash
22) TPM Cafe
23) MoveOn
24) Mother Jones
25) Amnesty International
26) Counterpunch
27) The Nation
28) Antiwar
29) Think Progress
30) Raw Story
31) The New Republic
32) Planned Parenthood
33) Information Clearing House
34) What Really Happened
35) OpEdNews
36) Bad Subjects
37) Political Wire
38) World Socialist Website
39) ACLU
40) Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
41) Media Matters
42) Feministing
43) Truthout
44) Drudge Retort
45) The American Prospect
46) Harper’s Magazine
47) Firedoglake
48) TruthDig
49) Wonkette
50) AmericaBlog

And so on.....


40 posted on 01/23/2014 1:40:41 PM PST by maddog55
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To: Sir Napsalot

CNN Lays Off 40+ Senior Journalists

Really? Who knew that CNN even had “journalists”?


41 posted on 01/23/2014 2:17:40 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: bray
"CNN Lays Off 40+ Senior Journalists"

Other than that, did you enjoy your cruise on the Titanic?

42 posted on 01/23/2014 2:42:04 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Other than that Mrs Kennedy, how was the parade?


43 posted on 01/23/2014 6:50:32 PM PST by bray (http://www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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