There are a few tweets going around Monday night claiming that CNN is laying off 300 people, but CNN media guy Brian Stelter, fresh from not covering the Brian Sims story, went to a CNN spokesperson to set the story straight.
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
About a hundred people opted for it? That sounds less bad than giving 300 people pink slips, but it’s not good.
Those are layoffs, with incentive. Thanks for the spin though. We know spin.
— Teri Carter (@teri_atthepaper) May 6, 2019
— Nathan ⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️ (@StealthNathan) May 6, 2019
OK. We got it.
No layoffs because enough people accepted buyouts.
Nothing to see here, folks. Just move on…https://t.co/CQ3FqUh14R
— Conservative in Marin (@JNOV57) May 7, 2019
Layoffs vs buyouts.
A distinction without a difference.
— Fred Flickinger (@Flickfred) May 6, 2019
Hey Bri.. they usually don’t tell the people ahead of time, especially the ones they are laying off. Might wanna tidy up the ol’ resume.
— RJGeezer (@RJGeezer) May 6, 2019
Hard to believe CNN is having so much trouble keeping the lights on that they can't afford their staff.
Big companies should be required by law to have worker representatives on the board.
— Dennis Rodman-Clinton (@Listen_Buddy) May 6, 2019
Buyouts… the beginning of "right-sizing."
— Voice of The Mute (@eduardoauthor) May 7, 2019
That’s the first step before the layoffs.
— Mike Turner (@mikenumber6) May 6, 2019
Could it be because @CNN is down 26% in ratings, being sued by a high school student for $275 million dollars and because they fell in love with Michal Avenatti and had him on over 80 times? ?
— Chip Anderson (@chopperchip11) May 7, 2019
yet somehow @CillizzaCNN is still employed. please explain
— ? Oracle of Obama ? (@jryangolden) May 6, 2019
This was gonna catch up to you eventually. pic.twitter.com/WR6ahti0eH
— Bs106 (@BSull106) May 6, 2019
CNN is about to clean house according to sources.
— Hofwof (@Hofwof1) May 7, 2019
Spin spin spin… is there anything you won’t say for CNN?
— Clock Activated (@clockactivated) May 7, 2019
“There were no layoffs, but about 100 people opted for a buyout that included a CodeAcademy coupon” pic.twitter.com/KU5MRe2GPp
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) May 7, 2019
Before anyone starts tweeting that these newly unemployed journalists should learn to code, the fine folks at Newsbusters put together a handy list of nine things that are now more popular than CNN.
This is just cruel. ? "CNN viewers are now less common than witches, real-estate agents and prostitutes" https://t.co/zPyIkCle4f
— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) May 6, 2019
“More households keep chickens and other poultry birds as pets (1,020,000) than tune in to CNN’s primetime shows, according to a survey from the American Veterinary Medical Association,” Newsbusters reports. Also, “Their remaining 767,000 viewers could all comfortably fit in Jefferson County, Kentucky (current population 771,158).”
Well considering gas station sushi is more trusted than CNN, is anyone surprised
— DarthLibertarian???? (@DerekGarnett2) May 6, 2019
— Cholorecords Studios (@CholorecordsAja) May 6, 2019
Wait, since they ARE prostitutes, how can this be?
— Joey (@JoeyStalin1917) May 6, 2019
How many pagan prostitutes who ride to work on a bicycle after watching reruns of Wrecked with their pet chicken watch CNN do you think?
— Ryan Kelso (@AllMightyMirdon) May 6, 2019
The sad thing is that people are fleeing CNN in droves yet they still won't change their business model. If only they would just report fairly, objective, unbiased, honestly and with full context. And without an agenda. Oh wow, imagine that. If only….
— Bruce Rains (@BruceRains) May 6, 2019
It really isn’t too late for CNN to turn things around — people really do want an unbiased news source they can trust.
'LOL really???' CNN taps the ultimate 'expert' to help them push their climate change 'crisis' narrative https://t.co/NUG1ZZZCOY
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 6, 2019