misty gish (tanglespiders) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
misty gish

CBS fires a bunch of actual journalists days after giving John Krasinski God knows how much $$$$

- CBS News laid off about 50 staffers (by employees' guesses) as part of cost-cutting measures to meet their "post-merger synergy targets" (i.e. to keep shareholders happy without cutting compensation to remaining executives and on-air newsreaders.)

- Other reporters have lamented the loss of longtime colleagues who've contributed more to journalism than America's Coziest Home Videos

- While it's not John Krasinski's fault that CBS is firing a bunch of people seven years after he had the idea for cuddly Tosh.0 before launching it to anxious Office stans during a pandemic, it doesn't say good things about CBS's priorities that they'll get in a bidding war over brainless, feel-good drivel that won't even primarily feature Jim Halpert while binning CBS News staff. But he is kind of an asswipe for other reasons.

SOURCES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

TIL Tosh.0 is still on the air
Tags: news / news anchors, television - cbs, the office (nbc)
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