Parent company AT&T is attempting to reorganize the hot mess that is CNN with a round of deep cuts/layoffs which some CNN personalities are attempting to spin as “voluntary buyouts.”
Call it a firing or a buyout, does it really matter? The once-mighty news network has become a near constant joke of anti-Trump fake news obsession and its precipitous drop in the ratings reflect that fact.
Hurting in ratings, CNN is now pushing for ‘voluntary layoffs’.
CNN says roughly 100 employees have accepted voluntary buyouts a month after an overhaul by parent company AT&T.
Brian Stelter, also confirmed the rumor, trying to spin it as “hundreds of staffers leaving CNN, as voluntary buyouts.” (a comment he was overwhelmingly mocked for – much like the network he works for.)
There's a rumor making the rounds today about big impending layoffs at CNN. A CNN spokeswoman is knocking it down on the record: "No layoffs." There WERE voluntary buyouts throughout the organization, and about 100 people opted for it.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 6, 2019