The Huffington Post, a mainstay in the liberal media-sphere, was recently acquired by Buzzfeed. That’s led to a restructuring that saw 47 journalists (to the extent that any of the hacks at that outlet can be considered such) fired today.
As you can expect, the gnashing of teeth has been immense.
Huffpost, where I grew up professionally and to which i will forever have a deep emotional connection, is laying off 47 journalists today. I’m devastated for thse folks. https://t.co/NhlF81Og9l
— Sam Stein (@samstein) March 9, 2021
It also appears that these firings didn’t happen in the most diplomatic way. Apparently, there was a meeting in which it was announced that those being canned would get an email by 1:00 PM. This left people furiously refreshing their inboxes trying to find out whether they were going to retain their job.
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 9, 2021
While I’m not usually going to root for someone to lose their job, I find myself feeling incredibly indifferent about this situation. The Huffington Post is a left-wing rag that has never been shy about its support for job-killing, liberal environmental policies. When Biden killed the Keystone XL pipeline, destroying at least 11,000 well-paying jobs along the way, nearly every left-wing journalist in existence cheered. If you were to have polled the employees at The Huffington Post, you can bet at least 95%+ were in support of Biden’s move. To them, the people who lost their jobs were just a number, a necessary cost to allow rich left-wingers to virtue signal about climate change.
Yet, when job losses hit closer to home, we are supposed to suddenly care and feel sympathy? Besides, I’m assured that the job market for building solar panels is all the rage right now. Perhaps it’s time for a career change?
It's Build-Solar-Panels day at Buzzfeed!
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 9, 2021
Recall that building solar panels was the ludicrous defense given by Jen Psaki and the Biden administration after a series of recent job-killing initiatives. Well, if it’s good enough for someone in the oil industry, surely our intellectual betters in the news media can figure it out? Or they could learn to code?
Regardless, the contrast in levels of outrage here is stark, and it shows just how out of touch and insulated those in the news media truly are. When the little people in flyover country lost their jobs due to pointless government action, journalists at The Huffington Post had no problem writing approvingly without a hint of sympathy for those that would end up out of work. They should expect to be treated with the same disregard when the alligator comes for them.
Perhaps this will be a lesson to those in the liberal media to treat others with more respect? To care more about the plight of normal workers, even those who might not agree with them politically? I kind of doubt it, though.