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Dozens Laid Off at Al Jazeera America
Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4-11-14 | Erik Hayden

Posted on 04/11/2014 2:04:21 PM PDT by dynachrome

Al Jazeera America, which launched last August with nearly 850 employees and 12 news bureaus in the United States, has laid off dozens of employees as part of restructuring. The channel is disbanding its sports unit and scaling back its social-media-driven show The Stream from a daily show to a once-a-week program.

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"The majority of people affected were freelancers and many of the staff either came from the sports group or from The Stream," Dawn Bridges, executive vp corporate communications, tells The Hollywood Reporter.

In a note to employees on Friday, the cable news channel's president, Kate O'Brian, stated that staff reductions were part of a process of restructuring after initial hires were made for the launch.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aljazeera; jihadists; muzzies; television
Kate O'Brian, put on your burka and shut up.

obozo is deeply saddened.

1 posted on 04/11/2014 2:04:21 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

Well, they can always get jobs as suicide vest delivery technicians...


2 posted on 04/11/2014 2:05:58 PM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: dynachrome

oh no! what are my pets going to watch now?


3 posted on 04/11/2014 2:06:58 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: dynachrome

I keep hearing ads for Al Jazeera “America” on my conservative news station. Weird.


4 posted on 04/11/2014 2:07:29 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: dynachrome

The financial winner here is AL GORE.

He got out when he knew his baby had no future and sold it to the Arabic suckers for more than it’s worth.


5 posted on 04/11/2014 2:08:09 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: dynachrome

I know no one is watching but they are backed by the royal family of Qatar and networks are paying them for the program, so whats the problem........? (Racism?)


6 posted on 04/11/2014 2:09:26 PM PDT by virgil283
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To: dynachrome

7 posted on 04/11/2014 2:13:21 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: dynachrome

It’s bankrolled by the oil sheiks in bahrain so it’s barely nothing in their operations. However, it just shows as well, there;s no audience in America except for the America haters but that’s what CNN’s for.


8 posted on 04/11/2014 2:14:59 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: dynachrome
The channel is disbanding its sports unit

lol. wut?

9 posted on 04/11/2014 2:19:12 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Imagine their types of sporting events.


10 posted on 04/11/2014 2:25:06 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: dynachrome

Nobody watched


11 posted on 04/11/2014 2:30:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ViLaLuz

Camel races and wife kidnapping?


12 posted on 04/11/2014 2:31:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: dynachrome

I’m just waiting for the whole shebang to go on the auction block for pennies on the dollar, and see the Koch brothers buy it and convert it into a network that’s ACTUALLY conservative. I’ve already published at least a dozen idea on FR for TV shows for a conservative, attention-grabing television network.

There’s nothing that would make Democrat/Progressive/Marixist/Socialist heads explode faster than something like that happening.


13 posted on 04/11/2014 2:35:39 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: ViLaLuz
Shotput = Collateral Damage Zone

Javelin = Javelin

100m dash = 5 seconds on the timer, RUN!

Steer Wrestling = Goat Herding

14 posted on 04/11/2014 2:38:03 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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15 posted on 04/11/2014 2:41:16 PM PDT by tomkat (already had a nap, so this is as good as it gets)
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To: dynachrome

HA HA HA HA HA HA!
So it flopped! Even though they made cable subscribers pay for it through “packages” it failed. Not enough people love bearded savages! I hope algore loses billions!

Liberals reading this, go to hell.


16 posted on 04/11/2014 2:41:29 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: dynachrome

Too much overlap with the NYT.


17 posted on 04/11/2014 2:48:03 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: dynachrome

Can’t they just get jobs at NPR/PBS?


18 posted on 04/11/2014 3:09:35 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: dynachrome

Will they get severance (https://shoebat.com/2013/10/21/muslims-behead-man-cold-blood/) pay?


19 posted on 04/11/2014 3:13:15 PM PDT by AJFavish (www.allanfavish.com)
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To: fwdude

“I keep hearing ads for Al Jazeera “America” on my conservative news station. “

Your conservative news station people are good capitalists. AJ’s money is as green as anyone else’s and helps your station with it’s bottom line.

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20 posted on 04/11/2014 3:14:43 PM PDT by Mears
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To: GeronL

Heads rolling for distance.

Most whippings of a woman in a minute.

How many camels can you mount in a minute.

How many underage kids can a mullah molest in 5 minutes

How many bombs can you make in a minute.

How far can you throw cups of acid.

Burqua jamming with midgets


21 posted on 04/11/2014 5:02:56 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Our loss I guess


22 posted on 04/11/2014 6:13:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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