Kirsters Baish’s Opinion| It has been reported that almost an entire division of CNN employees is being laid off. The jobs of staff members who cover health are all on the line just days after the network shot down rumors that major layoffs were on the horizon.
“Specific details were not yet known, but a source told Fox News that ‘basically the whole division’ will lose their jobs,” Fox News’ Brian Flood reported. “CNN did not respond to multiple requests for comment.”
Flood explained that a media reporting site that was founded by CNN propagandist Brian Stelter, TVNewser, confirmed on Friday that the far-left network was laying off masses of employees.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta and correspondent Elizabeth Cohen are said to not be a part of the planned layoff marathon.
The Daily Wire reports:
A prominent media figure, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told The Daily Wire that CNN’s Health Unit was “one of the few departments that wasn’t focused on anti-Trump stuff.”
“Many health department staffers met with human resources on Tuesday,” Fox News added. “Staffers are shocked, as the health department is considered successful and CNN recently declared that no layoffs were imminent.”
Earlier this month, 100 seasoned CNN employees took “voluntary buyouts” after the massive layoffs rumors began to surface, causing embarrassment for the network that consistently ranks dead last in cable news ratings.
News of CNN’s increasing decline in the media industry comes as Mediaite released a report late on Friday about a number of former CNN employees that said that network openly hates conservatives.
The Turner news giant fired Trump backer Jeffrey Lord over a tweet joking about Nazis and removed Ed Martin following comments he made on his radio talk show that fellow CNN panelists he appeared with were “black racists.” Earlier this year onetime lieutenant governor of South Carolina Andre Bauer did not have his contributor contract renewed. Paris Dennard resigned from the network after the Washington Post uncovered he was fired from a previous job for alleged “masturbatory gestures.”
Add to this pile the dramatic resignations and departures of ex-Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former administration official Marc Shortfrom the cable news outlet, and CNN’s brand as a middle-of-the-road news destination with balanced perspectives becomes increasingly hard to justify. The most high profile pro-Trump voices don’t stay put.
Former Georgia Congressman turned CNN contributor Jack Kingston spoke to Mediaite explaining, “Most of us got squeezed out involuntarily. I was there for 2 years and was certainly willing to continue. It was clear to me in the end that the Republicans they prefer are anti-Trump Republicans.”
Former analyst for CNN Stephen Moore told Mediaite, “Who are the Republicans? John Kasich? He hates Trump! CNN is the hate Trump network. They just trash Trump every single hour of every single day. All they’ve talked about for two years is the Mueller report and how bad does it make them look now that it proved nothing?”
Former CNN contributor Buck Sexton stated, “People ask me ‘how could you ever have worked at CNN?’ and I tell them, honestly, that CNN has always been Left of center, but it used to have on real conservatives and, while not friendly to them, was at least interested in a serious exchange of ideas. But Trump broke CNN.”