Taxpayer-funded, leftwing propaganda outlet National Public Radio (NPR) will lay off ten percent of its workforce, going from approximately 1,200 to about 1,050 employees, after failing to generate enough revenue, the organization announced Thursday.
NPR, whose budget is subsidized nearly 11 percent by taxpayer funds, announced a staggering $30 million budget shortfall. The gap will impact ten percent of the media company’s employees and force the organization to cut four podcasts. The massive layoffs represent the largest reduction in staff since the 2008 recession.
“We literally are fighting to secure the future of NPR at this very moment by restructuring our cost structure. It’s that important,” NPR chief executive John Lansing said. “It’s existential.”
“We’ve tried very hard to sustain the essential things that will keep us moving forward,” said Anya Grundmann, NPR’s senior vice president of programming and audience development. “That includes our ability to be meaningful to audiences on digital and visual platforms, our radio audiences, our podcast audiences — our narrative journalism.”
Get woke, go broke.