Leaked memo shows CNN plans to slash hundreds of staff

 December 2, 2022

A memo from CNN chairman and CEO Chris Licht was made public this week, and it shows that the left-leaning news network is planning to lay off hundreds of staff. While that's bad news for the people involved, some conservatives see it as a positive sign. 

Columnist says CNN head "isn’t interested in fixing" what ails the company

They include Breitbart contributor John Nolte, who wrote an article this week in which he remarked, "People say this is a terrible thing to do around Christmas. Normally, I would agree."

"But these people don’t believe in Christmas," Nolte insisted. "They hate Christmas. They hate everyone who loves Christmas. If you and I were let go during Christmas, that would be one thing. That would be terrible."

"What would be cruel is laying CNN staffers off on May Day," Nolte said, referring to the communist holiday. "That would be a real gut punch."

The commentator then laid out a list of hoaxes that CNN has pushed before declaring, "Licht isn’t interested in fixing the problem."

"He’s already proven that by giving basement-rated, election-denier Jake Tapper a primetime tryout," Nolte continued. "He also moved Don “Antifa-lover” Lemon to mornings. These people, and the rest of the CNN staff, have no credibility."

Licht calls on employees to "take care of each other this week"

A copy of Licht's memo was tweeted out on Wednesday by Puck founder Dylan Byers, and the executive began by stating, "Our people are the heart and soul of this organization."

"It is incredibly hard to say goodbye to any one member of the CNN team, much less many. I recently described this process as a gut punch, because I know how this feels for all of us," Licht added.

"Tomorrow, we will notify impacted employees, and tomorrow afternoon I will follow up with more details on these changes. It will be a difficult time for everyone," he acknowledged.

"If your job has been impacted, you will learn through an in-person meeting or via Zoom, depending on your location," the CNN head explained.

"I know these changes affect both our departing colleagues and those who remain, and we have resources to support you. I will include a link to those resources in my follow up email tomorrow,"  Licht wrote as he drew to a close, concluding, "Let's take care of each other this week."

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