"The Tonight Show" is laying off people and Jay Leno is taking a cut in salary to help keep some jobs. What does this mean?
If you read the article, you get an idea of the tremendous amounts of money that networks deal with. They have a huge appetite, so it takes those amounts to keep the lights on.
If you read the comments, you see there's a disagreement on the merits of the host and complaints of the corporation that owns NBC. Fingers are being pointed, but I don't think most of those commenting really understand.
My opinion? NBC has burned its butt with the viewers/ The news is a progressive pile of feces and the reputation of the network is beyond the description of "tarnished". They crossed the line, danced along the cliff and the edge has crumbled.
I don't think NBC is alone and the other networks that followed the same path are in the same condition. While they've championed the progressive administration and actions, they've contributed to a crummy economy, lost the viewers they need to survive and now are faced with the same thing taxpayers faced for the last 4 years. Hope for a quick fix is gone, lowering expenses is imperative and the long haul is uphill.
How's that NBC? Your "Hope and Change" was a song and dance. What you don't realize is that regaining your market share may be impossible. I know I'll probably never watch you network again and I don't feel I'm alone with my opinion.
In Case You've Wondered
My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.
If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com
One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.
I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.