Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stephen Colbert slams CNN for firing 50 professional journalists

A couple of weeks ago CNN laid off 50 videographers and editors because they are no longer needed. A CNN vice president said that the proliferation of video cameras in the hands of amateurs made their jobs obsolete. After all, who needs professional video that you have to pay for when you can get amateur video for free?

And that's just fine with Local anchor 10 Todd Tongen.

I wonder if Tongen would so approving of using amateur talent if it was his job that was on the line.

According to Stephen Colbert replacing anchors with idiots on the street isn't so far-fetched.



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