(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) As the struggling corporate news hacks at CNN undergo round after round of reorganization and layoffs, the smug leftist journalists are taking shots at Twitter CEO Elon Musk, who has forced uncompliant employees out the door.
Death is in the air on Twitter. https://t.co/ABljA9Lk7A
— CNN (@CNN) November 18, 2022
“Death is in the air on Twitter,” CNN wrote, linking a story about the mass exodus of employees from the tech giant.
The story suggested that Musk has dealt a potential death blow to the company.
“The death of Twitter would have weighty consequences, given how integral the platform is to global communications,” CNN Business journalist Oliver Darcy wrote.
“The platform has often been compared to a digital town square. World leaders use Twitter to communicate, journalists use Twitter to newsgather, dissidents in repressive countries use Twitter to organize, celebrities and major brands use Twitter to make important announcements, and the public often uses Twitter to monitor all of it in real-time.”
According to the report, recently fired Twitter executives believe that Musk’s company will struggle to stay afloat. They apparently described the situation as a “mass exodus.”
“Elon is finding out that he can’t bully top senior talent. They have lots of options and won’t put up with his antics. They will struggle just to keep the lights on,” a former executive said.
Musk quickly responded, noting that since he took over the website has seen an all-time high in traffic.
And … we just hit another all-time high in Twitter usage lol
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 18, 2022
“And… we just hit another all-time high in Twitter usage,” he wrote.
Meanwhile CNN, while preemptively celebrating the death of other news media corporations, has undergone massive cuts for over a year.
In recent months, new CNN CEO Chris Licht has gone on a long string of firings, ending the tenures of numerous longtime hosts including Chris Cuomo, Jeff Zucker, Brian Stelter and John Harwood. He also demoted Don Lemon.
Lemon, of course, said that he was “honored” to be demoted.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with one of the best show teams in the business, but it’s time to shake things up,” he said.
“… I was honestly floored when Chris Licht asked me to do this, and I’m honored by his belief in me,” Lemon continued. “Set your alarms folks because we’re going to have a lot of fun.”