WATCH: Tucker Carlson & Joe Concha Discuss Poor Ratings for CNN
CNN has been taking a real dive in the ratings. And after the release of the Mueller report, showing that much of what they had pushed for the last two plus years had been false, the ratings got even worse.
Last month, CNN had denied that they were doing mass layoffs of people.
This was in the wake of admittedly doing voluntary buyouts with about 100 employees.
But now CNN can’t hide it anymore.
They just laid off most of a division of people.
From Daily Caller:
CNN laid off almost all of its health care coverage division Tuesday, in a move the network called a “crazy rumor” less than three weeks ago.
While Dr. Sanjay Gupta is expected to keep his job, most of the rest of the division, based out of Atlanta, were released. [….]
“Specific details were not yet known, but a source told Fox News that ‘basically the whole division’ will lose their jobs,” Fox New’s Brian Flood reported. “CNN did not respond to multiple requests for comment.”
It was announced in a Friday night news dump by TV Newser which was founded by CNN’s Brian Stelter.
From Daily Wire:
A CNN spokesperson told TVNewser: “As part of the normal course of business, our newsgathering team made a small restructure earlier this week that ultimately impacts 6-7 employees within CNN’s Health Unit.”
Ironically, it’s one of the few departments that isn’t constantly focused on attacking President Donald Trump, as one media figure noted to the Daily Wire.
“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.”
This came in the wake of another report from Mediaite of former CNN employees knocking the network for hating on conservatives, noting how those who didn’t pitch the narrative CNN wanted were forced out.
Former Georgia Congressman and CNN contributor Jack Kingston told Mediaite: “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 CNN analyst 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 told Mediaite: “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.”
And they wonder why their ratings have gone over the slide and they’re having to drop people?