By Ultra Liberal, I, of course, mean Leftist! And, by leftist, I mean the New York Daily News. Stacy McCain is celebrating
Get Woke, Go Broke indeed!
For weeks now, staffers at the New York Daily News have braced for cuts. On Monday, those cuts were announced in an impersonal email. It doesn’t appear as though everyone who is being laid off even knows yet.
Tronc, which owns NYDN, sent an email to staff Monday morning announcing it would be “fundamentally restructuring the Daily News,” according to a copy of the memo obtained by the Daily Beast’s Max Tani.
“We are reducing today the size of the editorial team by approximately 50 percent and re-focusing much of our talent on breaking news — especially in areas of crime, civil justice and public responsibility,” the email said. . . .
Those who are laid off, per the email, will “be paid for the next 90 days and be eligible for transitional benefits after that.”
The biggest cut was editor-in-chief Jim Rich, who foreshadowed the layoffs in an ominous tweet Monday morning. . . .
(“If you hate democracy and think local governments should operate unchecked and in the dark, then today is a good day for you,” Rich wrote.)
He also changed his Twitter bio to read: “Just a guy sitting at home watching journalism being choked into extinction.”
(Hat-tip: Ed Driscoll, who somehow has not yet been “choked into extinction.”) If you don’t know why I’m happy about the slashing of staff at the Daily News, they went “all-in” on anti-Trump propaganda since 2016, and especially demonized the National Rifle Association.
They’ve been losing $30 million a year since 2014.
The ex-journalists “are now free to pursue their dream of submitting listicles for Buzzfeed,” as Ace of Spades quips.
Yes, content matters. If you smear and defame and dehumanize half of your potential customers, well………………….
If you abandon your stated goal, in this case journalism……….
Leftists, of course, will never learn this lesson