Al Gore's Current TV To Cut 80 Jobs

Nobel Laureate Al Gore's cable news channel Current TV announced Wednesday it's reducing its staffing by 80 people.

The company said in a press release that these layoffs weren't about cutting costs, but instead a reshifting of priorities.

The website Gawker exposed the foolishness of such a claim: 

Which means everything is totally awesome and on track, according to a Current press release:

This re-organization was not the result of a need to cut costs. Current Media will have its most profitable year. This financial stability will allow the company to re-allocate resources in order to put further emphasis on areas of the business believed to best position Current Media for continued long-term growth.

Financial stability leads to sad job layoffs glorious resource re-allocation, gotcha.

Exactly. I mean, when a company cuts 80 employees from a total staff of 380, it's pretty absurd to claim this 21 percent payroll decrease isn't about reducing costs, especially after the network cut 60 jobs a year ago.

On the other hand, maybe Gore's accountants use the same precarious mathematics employed by those advising the Global Warmingist-in-Chief on the connection between carbon dioxide and rising temperatures.

Where's Leo Bloom when you need him? 

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.