It would be an understatement of epic proportions to say that much of the mainstream media is biased in favor of the left and against President Donald Trump, which they make known through the slanted articles and blatant “fake news” that is published on a near-daily basis.
To be fair, not every media outlet is overtly biased or constantly promote fake news, but some outlets are worse than others and the New York Daily News is definitely one of the worst when it comes to negative and even wholly manufactured bad news against Trump.
But it would appear that a staunchly negative stance against all things Trump doesn’t sit particularly well with readers, even in largely liberal New York City, as Mediaite just reported that the Daily News has had to lay off roughly 50 percent of its newsroom staff.
That brutal cut to wipe out half of the paper’s newsroom included editor in chief Jim Rich and managing editor Kristen Lee. Rich, who may have received advanced notice of the cuts, seemed rather displeased at the news.
If you hate democracy and think local governments should operate unchecked and in the dark, then today is a good day for you.
— Jim Rich (@therealjimrich) July 23, 2018
It was announced that Rich will be replaced in his chief editor duties by Robert York, who most recently served as the editor of The Morning Call newspaper based in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
“We are reducing today the size of the editorial team by approximately 50 percent and re-focusing much of our talent on breaking news — especially in areas of crime, civil justice and public responsibility,” read an email sent to employees who had been gathered together for a 9 a.m. meeting on Monday.
Those employees who were sent packing from the Daily News will receive a severance package of 90 days pay to help sustain them through the transition to another job or unemployment.
According to NBC News, the layoffs could very well have been in the works for some time as the Daily News had been purchased in 2017 by a media conglomerate known as Tronc, who had corralled other major newspapers such as The Baltimore Sun and The Chicago Tribune into its stable of media outlets.
“The decisions being announced today reflect the realities of our business and the need to adapt (to) an ever-changing media environment,” the email to employees stated.
“They are not a reflection on the significant talent that is leaving today. Let there be no doubt: these colleagues are highly valued and will be missed,” the email added.
To be sure, the paper’s distinctly anti-Trump coverage may not have been the sole reason for the drastic reduction in newsroom and editorial staff — as print media all across the country is in decline — but it most likely didn’t help matters for the paper either.
Incredibly, a recent study by the Pew Research Center revealed that roughly one-third of all U.S. newspapers had been compelled to conduct staff layoffs between January 2017 and April 2018.
— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) July 23, 2018
Those lost jobs are the result of dismal economic conditions for print media outlets that have fallen behind in the age of technology, where digital outlets now appear to have leaped to the forefront of the industry.
The manner in which Americans consume news has changed over the years, and though certain legacy media outlets will no doubt continue to persist in the changing environment, the media would be well advised to stick to just reporting the actual news instead of promulgating opinionated “fake news” to promote certain agendas and narratives.
The American people have grown tired of it and just aren’t buying it any more. In an age of unprecedented media choices, they don’t have to.
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