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February 24, 2023

NPR To Lay Off 10% of Staff In Cuts Equal to Those That Followed the 2008 Great Recession

This Biden Economy is the bomb!!!

NPR's chief executive announced the network would lay off roughly 10% of its current workforce -- at least 100 people -- and eliminate most vacant positions. CEO John Lansing cited the erosion of advertising dollars, particularly for NPR podcasts, and the tough financial outlook for the media industry more generally.

Literally everyone has a podcast now. My neighbor's cat has a podcast. It's called Meowraar. It's not bad, he's pretty based for a cat. Kind of racist against birds, though.

Someone's selling a T-shirt that reads "I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR PODCAST" and I thought about buying one but then I realized: this will offend far too many people.

"When we say we are eliminating filled positions, we are talking about our colleagues - people whose skills, spirit and talents help make NPR what it is today," Lansing wrote in a memo to staff today. "This will be a major loss."

Spirit? Sounds like code for "The DEI staff is taking a big hit."

But alas, no.

On an annual budget of roughly $300 million, Lansing says, revenues are likely to fall short by close to $30 million, although that gap could reach $32 million.

"We're not seeing signs of a recovery in the advertising market," Lansing says in an interview. "Nothing is nailed down yet except the principles and what we know we have to reach."

The leftwing media is eating sh!t all over:

The layoffs are in keeping with an increasingly grim landscape for media companies over recent months. Vox Media cut jobs by 7%; Gannett and Spotify by 6%. The Washington Post, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, eliminated its Sunday magazine and a handful of other jobs. After becoming part of Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN cut hundreds of jobs and killed off its brand-new streaming service, CNN+.

As I mentioned glumly in the comments yesterday, the advertising market has crashed. It's hitting me, too. It's hitting everyone.

But I'm glad it's hitting them.

Tech companies that also rely heavily on advertising are undergoing layoffs too. Amazon, Google, Meta and Microsoft have announced more than 50,000 job cuts combined in just the past few months


He also vowed to make sure job cuts do not fall disproportionately on employees of color.

Good, fire all the white staffers who've been there for years. This is what they urge for others; let them enjoy the benefits of DEI hiring.

Speaking of diseased leftwing media legacies that deserve to be put out of their misery: Megyn Kelly gave a rousing call for LeMon's #Cancellation.

LeMon has lorded over everyone as King of Woke Morality and demanded the #Cancellation of everyone else.

She mentions that Don LeMon used to say very un-Woke things before he became Woke -- things he'd now call you a N@zi for saying.

She's not kidding around. Here's Don LeMon in his White Supremacist days, before he found that he got more attention as a Woke Supremacist.

Don LeMon also went through a phase when he was gleefully using the n-word, including holding up a large sign on CNN with the n-word spelled out in two foot tall letters.

This video from eight years ago has gone viral again:

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