— AJ Marechal (@Variety_AJM) January 23, 2014
Uh, no thanks. And can you guess what CNN‘s homepage looks like at the moment?
Now, obviously, half the people on the Internets today are talking about the Biebs and the other half are talking about how sick they are of hearing people talk about him.
We would question the wisdom of CNN’s decision to blanket every single subscriber with all these TMI updates (we unsubscribed some time ago), but the best part of this story isn’t the fact that the network felt the need to do that or that someone had the great idea to pair said coverage with ads for a Toyota teen driving initiative.
No, it’s the fact that today Bieber News Network announced the firing of 40 staffers, most of them “journalists.”
Remember all those reports about how there are now like five PRs for every reporter? Get ready for more of this stuff.
“Six journalists, five of them women, were laid off in Los Angeles, where CNN’s entertainment unit is based.”
We don’t know about you, but we look forward to headlines written by celebrity publicists.
“Miami Police Stop Justin Bieber to Congratulate Him on Having SO MUCH FUN HIGH FIVE!!!”
(H/T Daily Intelligencer)