Tag: Layoffs

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It hurts to lose a job you’ve had for years.  There are literally millions of people affected by this. If you can’t telecommute you may end up like me.  The hospitality industry is shutting down.ive never needed public assistance, I may need to use it.  It’s sad because we are hard working and pay taxes. […]

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Don’t Cry for Me, Caitlyn Jenner: ESPN and Media Comeuppance

 

ESPN has announced a massive round of layoffs today – over 100 people, many of them on-air talent – as the most expensive channel on cable television struggles to balance the books amid exploding sports licensing fees and plummeting cable subscriber numbers. But Outkick the Coverage (via National Review) notes that ESPN’s pronounced Leftward political lean may have played a large part in its current problems, too:

Middle America wants to pop a beer and listen to sports talk, they don’t want to be lectured about why Caitlyn Jenner is a hero, Michael Sam is the new Jackie Robinson of sports, and Colin Kaepernick is the Rosa Parks of football. ESPN made the mistake of trying to make liberal social media losers happy and as a result lost millions of viewers.

Of course, the Lefty commenters on Deadspin.com – a site that has its own ESPN-like Leftward tilt – see things very differently:

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Last night’s dinner with a baker’s dozen group of friends quickly turned to the election. Not one person was happy with the choices between: “a crazy”, “a preacher” and “a criminal” (no one was considering berning socialistic). There was no topic discussed that hasn’t been bludgeoned to death on Ricochet, so I’ll refrain from imparting what folks are saying […]

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