CNN is collapsing as quick as their conspiracy theory of the Russian government colluding with President Donald Trump.
In what one anchor, executive vice president Allison Gollust, dubbed a crazy rumor when it was reported weeks ago, the network has fired an entire division, Fox News reported.
Sanjay Gupta is safe, but much of the rest of CNN’s Atlanta-based staff that covers health care found out Tuesday they are getting pink slips — only a few weeks after the network called mass layoffs a “crazy rumor.”
Specific details were not yet known, but a source told Fox News that “basically the whole division” will lose their jobs…
TVNewser, a media watchdog site started by CNN’s Brian Stelter, managed to get confirmation from the network — just in time for a Friday news dump.
“As part of the normal course of business, our newsgathering team made a small restructure earlier this week that ultimately impacts 6-7 employees within CNN’s Health Unit,” a CNN spokesperson told TVNewser’s A.J. Katz.
Many health department staffers met with human resources on Tuesday. Katz noted that correspondent Elizabeth Cohen is also safe.
Staffers are shocked, as the health department is considered successful and CNN recently declared that no layoffs were imminent.
“There are no mass layoffs at CNN. I have no idea where that crazy rumor came from. We have recently offered a voluntary buyout option for employees, and just over 100 people voluntarily decided to take it. That’s it,” Gollust said.
“We have nearly 4,000 people at CNN… and around 100 of them exercised the option for a program that was offered. That’s it. Those are the facts,” she said.
‘TRUMP BROKE CNN’: Layoffs Continue To Rock Far-Left Network, Former Employees Trash Company
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 24, 2019
CNN , mass layoffs, gee, I wonder why? Acosta set the pace for CNN to go bankrupt he should be fired last be he’s so great at grandstanding and misinformation.😙Good luck Zucker, the loser liberal responsible for demise of a great news organization.
— Early Wirley (@EWirley) May 24, 2019
Some news about @CNN from https://t.co/XP4FLT0cds‘s @BrianSFlood. After denying that they would have layoffs, he’s reporting that, yes, there will be and, besides Gupta, the health journalists will be losing their jobs https://t.co/uhxOkmxZXO
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 24, 2019
Remember when @CNN denied reports there were going to be layoffs.
— RoadMN (@RoadMN) May 24, 2019
— Jack Torrance (@JackETorrance) May 25, 2019
Wait. WAIT. 🖐 WAIT! I was told these “layoffs” were “voluntary.”
How can this be?! https://t.co/B2vvdm929T
— Carolina Opinion (@CarolinaOpinion) May 24, 2019