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“Bloodbath” As CBS Parent, Paramount, Issues Mass Layoffs; Catherine Herridge Out

This year’s Super Bowl was the most-watched television event in history, raking in an estimated 123.4 million viewers across all platforms on Sunday.

Only one day after disclosing record Super Bowl ratings, Chief Executive Officer at Paramount Global, Bob Bakish, announced via an internal memo that the company would be laying off hundreds of employees.

One of the employees let go during the layoffs was award-winning correspondent Catherine Herridge.

Herridge is currently embroiled in a First Amendment case being followed by journalists concerned about First Amendment protections nationwide.

The news that Herridge was getting the ax at CBS quickly led to allegations that CBS was trying to silence her, perhaps by the White House.

Others suggested there might be a silver lining to the news, asserting that this may be a benefit that gives Herridge the freedom to report the truth.

Adding to the fury from some over the layoffs is the fact that Bakish reportedly made $32 million while working at Paramount last year.

The New York Post has more on this story:

Several CBS News reporters were caught up in layoffs at Paramount Global that claimed 800 jobs, including one who is embroiled in a high-stakes First Amendment fight — and another who has reportedly weathered HR probes over his workplace behavior, The Post has learned.

Catherine Herridge — an award-winning senior correspondent whose First Amendment case is being closely watched by journalists nationwide — was among the hundreds of employees at CBS parent Paramount who got pink slips on Tuesday, sources told The Post.

The carnage provoked outrage from the rank-and-file at CBS, with some focusing their ire on Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish, who pulled down $32 million in total compensation last year despite the company’s ever-shrinking financial profile.

“Everybody in the newsroom is pissed that Bob Bakish is making over $30 million and he’s making these cuts,” one insider fumed.

Elsewhere, some suspected the layoffs were more than just cost-cutting. Sources said Herridge had clashed with CBS News president Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews — a sharp-elbowed executive who was investigated in 2021 over favoritism and discriminatory hiring and management practices, as revealed by The Post.

Sources said CBS News’ Washington bureau, where Herridge covered national security and intelligence, was hit particularly hard.

Mass layoffs are hitting everywhere:

Day of Reckoning? Major Media Outlet Announces MASSIVE Layoffs, Nearly One-Quarter of Newsroom Cut

Day of Reckoning? Major Media Outlet Announces MASSIVE Layoffs, Nearly One-Quarter of Newsroom Cut

Huge layoffs are rocking The Los Angeles Times, who just announced that over 115 employees will be cut from their workforce.

This amounts to about 20% of its newsroom staff.

According to the company announcement, the decision to lay off massive numbers of their staff comes after consecutive years of heavy financial losses.

Many LA Times employees took to social media asking for new job leads, following the company's layoff announcement:

What do you think?

Is this a day of reckoning for the mainstream news outlet?

Here's more on the layoffs from the Los Angeles Times:

The Los Angeles Times announced Tuesday that it was laying off at least 115 people — or more than 20% of the newsroom — marking one of the largest workforce reductions in the history of the 142-year-old institution.

The move comes amid projections for another year of heavy losses for the newspaper.

The cuts were necessary because the paper could no longer lose $30 million to $40 million a year without making progress toward building higher readership that would bring in advertising and subscriptions to sustain the organization, the paper’s owner, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, said Tuesday.

Drastic changes were needed, he said, including installing new leaders who would focus on strengthening the outlet’s journalism to become indispensable to more readers.

“Today’s decision is painful for all, but it is imperative that we act urgently and take steps to build a sustainable and thriving paper for the next generation. We are committed to doing so,” Soon-Shiong said.

Senior editors were part of the purge, including Washington bureau chief Kimbriell Kelly, deputy Washington bureau chief Nick Baumann, business editor Jeff Bercovici, books editor Boris Kachka, and music editor Craig Marks. The Washington bureau, photography and sports departments saw dramatic cuts, including several award-winning photographers. The video unit was hollowed out.

Variety also reported:

The Los Angeles Times announced Tuesday that it is laying off 115 staffers, as billionaire owner Patrick Soon-Shiong looks to stem losses that have grown to $30-$40 million a year.

The layoff figure includes both union members and non-union managers. Matt Pearce, a Times reporter and president of Media Guild West, said on X that 94 union staffers were being let go, which he said was “devastating” but less than the number expected a week ago.

The layoffs were expected to impact employees with the least seniority, per the union’s contract. The union rejected a management proposal to offer buyouts in exchange for giving up the seniority rule.

Some staffers began to post on X that they had been let go. They included Kimbriell Kelly, the D.C. bureau chief, and Nick Baumann, the deputy D.C. bureau chief who was to lead the paper’s coverage of the 2024 presidential race.

Jeff Bercovici, the paper’s business editor, and Lindsay Blakely, the deputy business editor, also said on X that they had been let go, as were several other business staffers.

In an interview with the L.A. Times, Soon-Shiong acknowledged that the layoffs were “painful for all,” but said they were necessary to build a sustainable business. He also said that recent years have been “tumultuous,” but pushed back on the idea that the paper is currently in turmoil.

This comes on the heels of Citi Bank cutting 20,000 jobs earlier this week:

BREAKING: Citigroup To Slash 20,000 Jobs!

If you thought the Bank Failures were over, think again!

I expect a MAJOR U.S. Bank to go under in 2024, and likely in the 1st Quarter.

Not only that, but I'm going to name who I think is most likely: Citigroup.

I've been watching them for quite a while, but here's the latest: 20,000 jobs slashed.  Poof.  Gone.

From the Financial Times:

Warnings were posted back in November of last year:

More here:

Build your life rafts is right!

Here are more details from Fox Business:

Citigroup on Friday said it will slash 20,000 jobs.

The reductions, detailed in the company’s fourth-quarter financial results deck, can be linked to Citi continuing to execute its ongoing reorganization.

Citi will axe the positions "over the medium-term," something that should ultimately bring its expenses down by $2-2.5 billion, according to the company.

The job cuts will shrink the roughly 200,000-person workforce excluding Mexico that Citi reported it employed at 2023’s year-end by 10%. When counting Mexico, it directly employed 239,000, according to Citi.

Citi projected medium-term layoffs and reorganization will bring costs in the $700 million to $1 billion range in its fiscal 2024 year, according to the company.

The ongoing corporate reshuffling seeks to "speed up decision making, drive increased accountability and strengthen the focus on clients," Citi said in September. It has entailed making the people running the company’s five businesses direct reports of CEO Jane Fraser and cutting layers of management, among other initiatives.


In the fourth quarter, it racked up restructuring costs of about $800 million and severance costs of roughly $100 million, the company said.

But it's not just Citigroup in trouble...

Job cuts are also hitting Google, Blackrock and Amazon:

Don't say we didn't warn you!

This is going to be bad folks, most people have no idea what is coming:

Weiss Reports: 1,200 Banks Have "Imminent Risk Of Failure" [99% Accurate]

Recently, I brought you this report:

Top U.S. Banks Shut 64 Branches In A Single Week—Are You Affected?

Yeah, you think that's a bad sign?

We've been warning you!

In fact, we recently told you about a major warning published by Weiss Reports that not many of you saw, so I wanted to bring it to your attention again.

You're going to want to pay very close attention to this!

But first I want to show you four stories that have broken after we originally brought you this warning from Weiss Reports.

First was this:

Bank of America “Near Insolvent”? Bank Run Possible?

Then this:

Wells Fargo: Big New Wave Of Layoffs Coming!

Then this:

Top U.S. Banks Downgraded!

And finally this:

U.S. Dollar DOWNGRADED Due To “Governance Deterioration”

You starting to get a "meta narrative" here?

Starting to see the big picture?

Weiss Ratings saw it a few months ago, and now I want to give you that report once again, which I think is more relevant now than even when it was first released.

They seem to have nailed it.


Did you think the Banking Crisis was over?

I sure hope it is, but honestly folks I have to keep sounding the alarm because I don't think it is.

So while I'd love to bring you "hopium" and positivity, I'd even more prefer to bring you TRUTH.

Because I don't want anyone to say "why didn't you warn us?"

This is me warning you.

It's also Weiss Ratings.

Somehow they fly under the radar, but they should get MUCH more attention than they do.

Unlike the big financial firms who have one ratings agency under one part of their company and then a brokerage house under the other part of their company (a HUGE conflict of interest), Weiss is an independent ratings agency.

Founded in 1971, the company has a stellar track record.

Almost unbelievably so.

How did they far in the 2008 crash?

From their website:

Ok, so a company that was 99.8% accurate in warning about 464 of 465 failed banks is probably someone we should listen to right now.

So what are they saying right now?

It's bad.

It's 2008 times 3 as Weiss is now warning that 1,200 banks are at immediate risk of failure:

Here's more from their June 5 article:

I have an urgent message and an equally urgent, today-only recommendation. But first the facts …

Based on year-end 2022 data, our Bank Safety Ratings showed there were close to 4,250 banks and credit unions at present or future risk of failure.

That was both shocking and controversial.

Now, there are 5,274.

That’s bound to be even more shocking and controversial.

So, let me take this opportunity to provide full disclosure of our methodology and philosophy.

First and foremost, we’re not here to protect the banks or make mealy-mouthed excuses for bad management and government meddling. That’s their “job.”

Our job is to help protect the customer and the investor. That’s why we never have accepted — and never will accept — payment from the institutions for our ratings.

The data comes from the FDIC. They’re the ones who collect quarterly reports from the banks and then provide the data to research or ratings firms like ours.

Then our computer models crunch the data and generate the ratings. No bias. No second-guessing or cherry-picking. It is what it is.

But built into our models is our view of what’s important, what’s safe and what’s not safe. So, at the end of the day, our rating is an expression of our opinion.

Other analysts are free to have their opinions, and if they differ from ours, we can have a reasoned debate about who’s on target or who’s not.

Then, let history be the judge.

Opinions are also tied to goals. So, let me say it again: Our goal is to protect the bank customer and investor.

And with rare exception, they tell us the last thing they want is to get caught up in a bank failure.

Dallas Brown from Weiss was on Glenn Beck's show this week and I have to show you this interview:

You may have noticed Glenn brought up gold.

Gold has been the ONE currency to have stood the test of time.

Literally "God's Money" it has never gone to zero and by all accounts never will.

And the Central Banks know it.

I always say: watch what they DO, not what they SAY.

There's a phrase on Wall Street called "talking your book".

It's a pretty evil thing...

Basically what it means is while you are telling the world one thing, you are secretly doing the exact opposite behind the scenes.


Because if you can make the entire market panic (retirees, workers contributing to 401ks, people trying to get ahead with investments), then you can swoop in while they're panicking and buy on the cheap!

Vice-versa, if you can create euphoria, you can get the public to buy in at exactly the wrong time....all while you cash out.

It's what Wall Street has been doing forever.

And history is repeating itself right now with Gold and Silver -- in my opinion.

For the last year, central banks across the globe have been buying up as much gold (and often silver) as they can acquire without raising alarm bells.

Now, we see why.

The recent bank runs and ongoing collapse of the U.S. banking system was anticipated by the "elites" and the central bankers who run things behind the scenes. They saw it coming and knew the best way to protect their assets was through physical precious metals.

So...the only question is, are you going to do what they TELL YOU or do what they DO themselves?

It's why Jim Cramer is wrong almost EVERY time on CNBC.

His job is not to give you great Financial Advice.

I sure hope you didn't think that.

No, his job is to "talk the books" for Wall Street and get the narrative out that they want!

Even if it's wrong -- like it is over and over and over.

So, what can you do?

You can do what the Central Banks are doing...get some Gold and Silver.

Precious metals.

God's money.

I just talked about precious metals this week with Bo Polny and now I'm bringing you a solution that you can utilize right away if you're so inclined...

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They do not offer "virtual" or "paper" gold or silver.

Oh, and you know who else loves these guys?


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Central bankers aren't slowing down. In fact, nations like China and even U.S. states like Tennessee are quickly but quietly buying up gold to back their own treasuries. When the writing on the wall is this clear, it's understandable why these governments are moving quickly to get ahead of any potential economic catastrophes in store.

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Don't wait too long, according to Weiss we have more bank failures right around the corner.

You know what has NEVER "failed"?

Gold.  Precious metals.  Indestructible.

There's a reason they call it "God's money".

Watch this for more:

Stay safe!


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