TRUMP hating New York Daily News has axed half of its staff including Jim Rich, the Editor of the failed paper.
The paper was sold to Tronc inc for $1, who also owns the Chicago Tribune, The Orlando Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale’s Sun-Sentinel, and The Baltimore Sun.
The paper has been attacking President Trump for years with outrageous headlines and covers.
In an email sent to staff on Monday, Tronc said the remaining staff – estimated by reports at around 40 journalists – would focus on breaking news involving “crime, civil justice and public responsibility”.
The papers former editor said: “If you hate democracy and think local governments should operate unchecked and in the dark, then today is a good day for you,” Rich wrote.
New York Governor , Andrew Cuomo said: “I urge Tronc to reconsider this drastic move and stand ready to work with them to avert this disaster,” Cuomo said in a printed statement. “I understand that large corporations often only see profit and dividends as a bottom line. But in New York, we also calculate loss of an important institution, loss of jobs, and the impact on the families affected. I hope Tronc does the same and recalculates its decision. New York State stands ready to help.”
The cuts also targeted the tabloid’s social media staff, evidenced by its Twitter feed, which began posting gifs and memes that were later deleted.
Revenue and print circulation have been sliding at the newspaper for years and revenue slid 22% between 2014 and 2016, and the paper had already been letting people go. Tronc declined to say how many journalists lost their jobs Monday.
Robert York will take over as editor of the Daily News.