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CBS & CNN To Merge?

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Not a bad idea, if it means people can keep their jobs.

In the last few weeks, ABC News has made 25 percent staff cuts that cost nearly 400 people their jobs. Looking to avoid the same fate, CBS is eyeing a deal with CNN that would bring their two networks together and hopefully, save their employees.

By combining their resources, the two networks would save a ton of money. For example, if they joined forces, they could both dip into the others news footage as well as share expensive equipment.

Furthermore, both networks are about to lose key anchors this year. Katie Couric's contract is almost expired and CBS can in no way afford her $15 million a year paycheck, while Anderson Cooper is also nearing the end of his deal with CNN, who probably faces the same issue.

Pool your funds, pool your personnel — a win, win for everyone.

And the best part of the merger would be that the networks wouldn't need any government approval, so as soon as they are ready, they can move right into it.

However, don't expect an official announcement any time soon. There are still some major issues to be hammered out, like unions and such.

But it does sound like a great idea. Like we said, anything to save some people from the unemployment line.


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35 comments to “CBS & CNN To Merge?”

  1. 1

    Mergers, of course, always mean many people lose jobs.

    That is basic economics 101.

  2. 2

    Maybe if they started reporting on real news and do investigative reporting like they used to maybe they would not be losing so many watchers and they could save them selves. No Advertisers want to pay for adds on a news program that have no watchers. They also need to stop protecting a certain person and his staff and tell the truth about what is going on instead of kissing his A$$.

  3. 3

    You never have a merger of two big companies where people do not lose their jobs. I am sorry to say but it's inevitable.

  4. 4

    Mergers = duplication of employment = elimination of duplication.

  5. 5

    My to favorite American media companies merging cool!
    I don't see job loses because they don't have over lap CBS will fill in CNN's local news coverage and CNN will fill in CBS'S International and national coverage.
    What does ABC news think as they currently fills CNN's gap in local coverage?
    Win Win I hope for both CNN and CBS!

  6. 6

    Who else wants to see Rick Sanchez anchor the CBS evening news? LOL

  7. 7

    Re: Aussieone
    My bad..
    My two.

  8. 8

    CNN is a Marxist propaganda business that just promotes the business interests of its Marxist friends like Rahm Emanuel and his friends. People are sick of these lying douchebags!

  9. 9

    it's because their ratings suck, FoxNews is killing them…..

  10. 10

    And if a merger happens, there will be even MORE layoffs.

    Perez, you aren't writing this crap are you? This sounds like it was written by someone from Long Island.

  11. @v@ says – reply to this


    News Monopolies are so not a good thing. Competing for stories keeps countries honest.

  12. 12


  13. 13

    Re: Aussieone

    Sorry but Fox news beats all 3 of those put together. You have been dreaming….

  14. 14

    Re: @v@
    hey :) How are you ?
    I think your point is valid but CBS and CNN are really almost the same company already time warner sold off viacom to CBS they both share the CW its not a big change really.
    commcast buying out GE and and controlling NBC and msnbc is a worry to me!

  15. 15

    Re: notmemaw
    google for yourself and stop being a tool!
    Fox News might be number one in cable but ABC NBC and CBS NEWS all kick its ass in the ratings!
    You got brainwashed by their ads I guess!

  16. 16

    Re: notmemaw
    google for yourself and stop being a tool!
    Fox News might be number one in cable but ABC NBC and CBS NEWS all kick its ass in the ratings!
    I write might because CNN actually has 600 000 more views per day but nielsen rating agency only make available to the public the number of viewers that sit through a whole program. So while more people watch CNN get the news headlines and go more people sit through a whole show on fox news.
    You got brainwashed by their ads I guess!
    FYI more people watch hanna montanna than watch fox news and cnn combined all day!

  17. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Aussieone – Hey back, and pretty good. Making garlic shrimp fettucine. You seem to have this one under control, lol.

  18. 18

    Yes a lot more people do sit through Fox news and usually they are older, more white, and can stand to listen to the right wing slant if they do. I for one can't. I don't love to actually watch that much news on tv to be honest, and I do check on CNN a few times throughout the day. Fox news once a month maybe. Anyway, I can only picture layoffs for the average worker if this goes through, but maybe it will better the ratings for Couric and Cooper. Sadly very little news is investigated anymore. It pretty much all comes from certain wire feeds, and a few news organizations we have left.

  19. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: BTW ~ STFU – Yes, and = one corporate news policy.

  20. 20

    Re: @v@
    Cool :) but now you made me hungry and its 24mins till my lunch break lol

  21. 21

    who cares…FOX rules all!!

  22. CaraC says – reply to this


    Many jobs will be lost and they deserve it. Both organizations are propagandists who betrayed the American people by creating a fictional Obama instead of reporting on his actual past, spent working alongside radical Communists and criminals.
    Read "The Manchurian President" for all the information our mainstream media swept under the rug.

  23. 23

    Perez you idiot. If they merge they willl have even more layoffs then if they wern't. For example, if they share reporters for stories, that means each story will have only 1 reporter representing both, instead of 1 from each network.

  24. 24

    FOX NEWS Baby…..Fair and Balanced…..unlike the hacks on the Obama payroll at CBS & CNN. Maybe Democrates can bail them out too…..since we seem to have unlimited funds.

  25. 25

    Re: andriiiiiaRe: TaylorMaeRe: CaraC
    WATCH AND READ THIS: foxattacks.com/

  26. 26

    Oh great; the Crappy Broadcasting System is going to join up with the Communist News Network. If they don't have viewers now why in the world would anyone watch them AFTER a merger?????????????????????????????? If news reporters stopped lying and reported the truth instead of the Messiah Dumbama brainwash then more people might watch them.

  27. 27

    Re: Hate Low Class People
    Have you ever considered that Fox drudge and rush are the ones lying to you and not all the other news orgs ?
    WATCH AND READ THIS: foxattacks.com/

  28. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: CBenji – Years of curious lack of investigation has cost them all big time financially. People with a nose for truth in news ran like lemmings to alternate web sources, some of whom don't do a great job at 360 reporting either.

  29. 29

    And this is why you write a blog, Pig Face, and don't do much else. By joining forces, the biggest saving will be in shedding jobs. They won't need talent from both networks covering events, the producers, editors, etc will play hugely redundant roles.

  30. 30

    Re: Aussieone – I don't watch Fox and certainly do not watch or listen to Rush. So what's your point???????????????????????????????

  31. 31

    Re: Aussieone – I think you need to update your TV or cable carrier coz your information was sooo non-existent.

  32. 32

    Re: Aussieone – What an idiotic comparison. Hanna Montana compared to Foxnews and CNN. Do you expect teens and kids to watch the news of the day? All they care is what the actors in Hanna Montana are wearing and what's gonna happen next in the story.

  33. 33

    It is obvious that this merge is happening because both are losing money and viewerships. Once you merge, you lose more people because there will be duplicity of functions. I hope Anderson Cooper moves to Foxnews. But then I won't be able to see Anderson and Kathy Griffin together on New Year's day celebration.

  34. 34

    What information was non existent ?
    You call it an idiotic comparison I call it a simple fact!
    CNN is losing money CBS isn't. Fox News lost money to during the same time read News Corp earning statements Ad revenue went down for everyone one News Corp is just lucky it had Avatar make so much money!

  35. 35

    sounds like a plan