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NBC News Reportedly Laying Off
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Posted By: Imright, 8/5/2020 5:43:13 PM

NBC News will reportedly be laying off staff due to declining revenue amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to Page Six.The network’s parent company NBCUniversal is planning cuts countrywide, according to Tuesday reports. These cuts include employees at NBC News, sources told Page Six. A little less than 3% of employees at NBC News are reportedly being laid off, the publication added.These cuts come as NBC News’ “Today” producer Jackie Levin leaves the network. Levin worked at NBC for 26 years and recently accepted a buyout, Page Six reported Tuesday.“People are being told today — it’s what everyone had feared. This is not an easy time for anyone,”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: voxpopuli 8/5/2020 5:57:39 PM (No. 501077)
yeah.. EVERYTHING that is failing is due to Co-Hoax... yeah.. not due to a FAILURE of theirs
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Reply 2 - Posted by: davew 8/5/2020 6:02:14 PM (No. 501082)
I'm not seeing how these layoffs can be the result of the CCP virus since people must be watching more media in general as a result of the lockdowns. This should result in better ratings and ad revenue not less. Granted, the political ad spending was reduced due to the Democrat party folding and nominating Biden early. Why is Netflix and Amazon Prime way up in subscribers but NBC News is way down? Maybe they have a product problem and are using the virus as an excuse. Are these layoffs also hitting Fox News, OAN, and Newsmax?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/5/2020 6:05:53 PM (No. 501090)
The networks depend on advertising revenue from companies that have been closed, or crippled in some way. Most of the revenue comes from the NFL, who should not be allowed to play this year. If BLM really, the 80% NFL black players should not be exposed to Covid-19. The networks need to be more sensitive to these concerns, and cancel the season.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 8/5/2020 6:11:34 PM (No. 501093)
That's what they get for hyping the flu. Cause and effect hits hard.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/5/2020 6:14:26 PM (No. 501096)
What about cnn and msnbc? If no college football this fall, it's over for espn. Same story, I hope?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/5/2020 6:15:12 PM (No. 501098)
COVID my butt. They're laying off because nobody is buying their BS anymore.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball 8/5/2020 6:16:36 PM (No. 501101)
Feel good news story of the day. One reaps what one sows.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: davew 8/5/2020 6:21:55 PM (No. 501106)
I'm not sure why NBC Sports division revenue losses would be levied on the news division. I would think the execs would fight this to the death. If advertising revenue is down why haven't Fox News seen similar layoffs? Wait, now I see. MyPillow is actually supporting the entire Fox enterprise. Thanks, Mike Lindell!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: franq 8/5/2020 6:24:14 PM (No. 501111)
Winning!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/5/2020 6:26:15 PM (No. 501114)
Well, when you only report one-sided attacks, and always negative news about this administration, people will tune you out.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Jethro bo 8/5/2020 7:03:26 PM (No. 501157)
Gee. One would think they would be increasing staff with millions at home watching NBC news and nothing else to d or any place to go. Or maybe NBC news sinks so bad nobody is watching it.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: padiva 8/5/2020 7:54:20 PM (No. 501198)
Reducing staff in a big election year???? Sounds weird!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Highvoltage 8/5/2020 7:58:00 PM (No. 501200)
The NFL and NBA should not play because there is risk to the players. I won't be watching anyway.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Historybuff 8/5/2020 8:14:03 PM (No. 501208)
Just after Chelsea Clinton was hired at 650,000 per year I was “unhired” by NBC news. The staff got slaughtered the crews were cut dramatically.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: ronniethek 8/5/2020 8:22:40 PM (No. 501216)
NBC has a news department? Now that's news to me.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: john56 8/5/2020 8:31:08 PM (No. 501221)
No liberals will be harmed or laid off. All remaining conservatives are toast.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 8/5/2020 8:39:15 PM (No. 501227)
Good news. Lying traitors unemployed is always good.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: watashiyo 8/5/2020 8:42:51 PM (No. 501233)
Admit it. Revenue from the Corporate sponsors sank due to massive decline in viewerships.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: hershey 8/5/2020 8:58:11 PM (No. 501245)
At least the virus is doing some good....
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Mauigirl 8/5/2020 9:31:56 PM (No. 501267)
As long as the layoffs include Chuck Todd and his girlfriend Hughie Hewitt, I'll be satisfied.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Petronius 8/5/2020 10:09:38 PM (No. 501281)
It's kind of a stretch to refer to NBC as a news organization isn't it?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Trigger2 8/6/2020 2:52:45 AM (No. 501390)
First it was Joey's CV-19 excuse. Now its NBC Faux News. The real reason is no one is watching their fake news anymore and they've lost viewership.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Maryland_Patriot 8/6/2020 10:23:38 AM (No. 501714)
Oh, boo-hoo. My heart bleeds. Made your bed, time to assume the position.
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