Americans are not dumb. Not in the least.
We have all come of age in a nation where exploration is rewarded, and a society where our trials and tribulations are worn like a badge of pride. Mistakes are nothing more than teachable moments for us, (or nothing less if your attitude is right), and we aren’t afraid of failure; we are only afraid of not mustering the gusto to try again.
Yes, that all sound very cliche, but it is this sense of purpose and drive that shapes our uniquely American cynicism. We look at those who were handed something, and we think to ourselves, “did they deserve that? Do they even know the value of what they’ve been gifted?”.
In the case of the mainstream media, this has never been truer than it is today. We The People, cynics each and every one of us, look to the media today – nothing more than infotainment at this point – and we wonder if they deserve the respect they are given.
Sure, at one point, these television stations had an honorable duty of publishing relatively boring programming, (the news), while the rest of the nation glued themselves to sports, soap operas, game shows, and more.
Then came the reckoning of competition. Where once we had only CNN, we now have dozens of 24-hour news stations in competition, attempting to pique our interest with their most salacious and scandalous stories.
And don’t get me started with their delivery….
But today the American people, thanks to the internet and the erosion of the taboo about questioning authority, are fighting back against the infotainment industry. We are telling these opportunistic posses of punditry that we see through their schtick, and we don’t have to tune in anymore.
It’s an awakening in America, and CNN is feeling the brunt of it.
Far-left CNN announced Monday that more than 100 jobs have been axed at the ratings-challenged cable network.
These job cuts are being spun by Brian Stelter, CNN’s left-wing media reporter (who regularly spreads fake news and conspiracy theories), as “no layoffs” but rather “voluntary buyouts throughout the organization, and about 100 people opted for it.”
The “voluntary” semantics shuffle isn’t holding water over at Deadline, however.
In worse news, Deadline reports [emphasis added] that “more than 100 seasoned workers at the cable news network” lost their jobs — meaning veterans, old hands, those who have been around a while.
Deadline also makes clear that these “buyouts” are layoffs because CNN’s new parent company AT&T is looking to restructure and reduce debt.
CNN and others in the world of infotainment have long taken advantage of their relative positions of power and wealth, and are now falling victim to their own successes as the American people grow enlightened as to their antics.