A far-left news outlet has announced the firing of most of its staff while its CEO tries to dump the company on a larger media organization.
“Mic CEO Chris Altchek announced the layoffs at a staff meeting this morning. Until today the company had employed more than 100 people,” according to Recode.
Altchek is reportedly trying to close a deal to sell the site to Bustle Media Group.
“Mic raised more than $60 million to build a millennial-focused news company but couldn’t find a business model to support its costs, which include a one-floor office in Manhattan’s World Trade Center (an earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the size of Mic’s office),” according to the report.
That’s a lot of money to spend only to find out that millennials don’t read, which someone should have told those poor investors.
The New York Post said that Mic is set to sell for somewhere around $5 million.
Mic was a far left media outlet that had an entire section designated for “Navigating Trump’s America.”
That section of the site included such headlines as “Today in Trump’s America: US fires tear gas at migrants, including children and toddlers.” Mic did not once report about the Obama administration using tear gas at the border, which it did more than 500 times.
Another headline reported that “Betsy DeVos’ predecessor says new Title IX rules will dissuade victims from reporting sexual assault.” DeVos implemented new rules requiring due process for the accused on college campuses, instead of getting trounced on by kangaroo courts implemented by universities.
The site also harangued Trump for partaking in the annual Turkey pardoning event, a White House tradition, with a headline reading “This Week in Politics: A few House midterm races still up in the air as Trump pardons a turkey.”
Bon voyage, Mic!
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WATCH: Trump ROASTS Acosta: “Go Ahead Jim, Try Another One”
The President shut down Acosta’s inane question.
President Donald Trump shut down CNN showman Jim Acosta’s attempts to insinuate strange conspiracies at Friday’s Presidential press briefing on the response to the Chinese coronavirus epidemic. Acosta demanded that the President reveal the exact location of Dr. Anthony Fauci, apparently believing that the federal medical advisor had been shut out of the coronavirus response.
President Trump had been discussing attempts to marshal medical facemasks from 3M, combating attempts by the nominally American company to export the needed equipment to foreign countries for profit. Acosta tried to divert from the relevant topic at hand with irrelevant questions about the participants of the press briefing.
“Where is Doctor Fauci?”
Watch the exchange here:
“Every time he’s not here… Sometimes I’ll ask him to come because that’s the first question that you and a couple of others from the fake news establishment ask… We’re doing great together.”
Of course the President isn’t required to account for the whereabouts of Dr. Fauci at all times. Key federal personnel overseeing the pandemic response have a wide range of responsibilities that prevent them from being present at every single daily press briefing.
Trump went on to line up Acosta for what likely would’ve been another political and irrelevant question, savagely telling the CNN operative to “Go ahead Jim, try another one.”
As Jim Acosta tries repeatedly to derail attempts to provide the American public with vital information about the federal coronavirus response, it’s probably worth considering temporarily (or permanently) suspending his press credentials in order to allow the near-daily briefings to focus upon policy substance.
Acosta has been suspended from the White House press pool before, following disruptive attempts to derail substantial briefings with political nonsense.
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