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DESPITE HUGE PROFITS, ESPN CUTTING STAFF

May 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

When Disney reported strong second-quarter profits earlier this month, it singled out cable sports network ESPN as a major contributor to the results with revenue rising 9 percent to $3.4 billion. But on Tuesday ESPN issued a surprise announement that it was laying off nearly 400 employees “to enhance our continued growth while smartly managing […]

TE’O’S DEAD GIRLFRIEND: WHAT HAPPENED TO FACT CHECKING?

January 17, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

The news media were being taken to task Wednesday for buying into the convoluted story of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s account of his relationship with a girl whom he had met after a football game and talked to every night — but who died of leukemia shortly after the death of his grandmother. Among […]