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REPORT: BuzzFeed Workers Plan to Stage Walkout to Demand Recognition of Union

Following Vox’s successful unionization and collective bargaining agreement, BuzzFeed employees are taking similar steps.

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According to a Monday morning report, BuzzFeed employees are planning a walkout in order to get the company to recognize their unionization.

“The Newsguild of New York says BuzzFeed News staffers plan to walk out of all four US bureaus this afternoon, and will also hold a rally in front of BuzzFeed’s NY headquarters to demand recognition of their union,” CNN’s Oliver Darcy said on Twitter.

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Two weeks ago, employees as Vox staged a similar stunt during their union’s contract negotiations with parent company Vox Media:

They were successful in their bid, and managed to come to a collective bargaining agreement.

But BuzzFeed might not have the same luxury as Vox. In January, it laid off 15 percent of its staff amid financial troubles.

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A week ago, two of BuzzFeed’sall-star “investigative journalists” reported a story accusing President Donald J. Trump of instructing his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, a felony.

Shortly thereafter, the story imploded when Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III debunked it, in a truly embarrassing display for the world-renowned listicle website. Editor-in-Chief of BuzzFeed’snews division, Ben Smith, doubled down on the story, claiming that his reporters’ anonymous sources knew more about the investigation than the Special Counsel himself.

Now, BuzzFeed is back in the headlines, and coincidentally (or perhaps not) the network will be laying off 15 percent of its staff, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

“BuzzFeed is planning to lay off about 15% of its workforce, according to people familiar with the situation, as the company seeks to reorient itself in a shifting digital-media landscape,” the report said. “The cuts could affect around 250 jobs, the people said. The firm, among the most high-profile digital-native publishers, also is looking to realign its resources to invest more in promising areas of the business like content licensing and e-commerce, one of the people said.”

BuzzFeed’s editor-in-chief Ben Smith did not immediately return a comment request.


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CRINGE: CNN State Media Opines of “Joe Biden’s Arms Embracing America”

Embarrassing.

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CNN daytime host David Chalian spoke of Joe Biden in worshipful terms in a Tuesday segment, claiming that a display of lights intended to memorialize COVID casualties represented the 78-year old President-elect embracing the United States in his arms.

Chalian claimed that President Trump was disgraced, ignoring the fact that polls with a track record of accuracy in the 2020 election reveal the outgoing President’s approval rating is over 50%.

“Those lights that are just shooting out from the Lincoln Memorial… It’s almost like extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America. It’s a moment where the new President came to town and convened the country in this moment of remembrance, outstretching his arms.”

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Is this the incoming President, or Chalian’s father? North Korean state propaganda would be jealous.

Joe Biden has opted for the light display in the absence of an inauguration crowd, with the incoming President eschewing a traditional inauguration on account of coronavirus concerns. It’s expected that Biden will speak of ‘unity’ in his Wednesday address, but such a goal is more easily attained through action than through words.

CNN is poised to take on the role of a state propaganda outlet, carrying water for the neoliberal establishment and the globalist elite. Figures within the mainstream media organization expect its ratings and audience to crumble and decline, no longer possessing a captivated liberal audience eager for content targeting President Trump with predictable hitpieces.


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