Remember when journalists like Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather of CBS News, and Mike Wallace and Morley Safer of 60 Minutes ruled the TV world? They were tough. Fearless. Relentless. Basically, the opposite of the soft, cautious, and fearful bozos running the network’s news division now who are afraid of blue birds.
CBS News announced that they would be suspending the use of Twitter. Why? Because of “uncertainty” surrounding Elon Musk’s ownership of the company.
Continue reading this story after you are done laughing.
Ok, welcome back. CBS announced this yesterday, but nobody in the world actually knew about it because they did it on the “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell.” Nobody watches that newscast on a good day, let alone early Friday evening.
What pushed CBS over the edge? It appears the memo that Musk sent telling his employees they need to be on board with a savage work attitude or resign. Many people have referred to that as Musk turning Twitter into a “hellscape.” What an excellent example of keeping things in perspective.
CBS announced their big decision to consciously not update viewers and followers of important news updates by the most logical method possible during a segment called “Twitter Turmoil.” (No doubt that segment producer who churned out that creative headline should immediately start working on their Emmy acceptance speech.)
In the story, a disgruntled former engineer who was let go claimed the culture at Twitter now created uncertainty and anxiety for him. No word if he was just upset that he couldn’t work in his pajamas anymore since Musk required workers to actually work from the office.
The quote from the former worker freaked out CBS execs to such a level that they decided “out of an abundance of caution, they would pause activity on the platform.”
Okay, go back to laughing again.