CBS Staffers: ‘We Were Covering The News With One Arm Tied Behind Our Back. Now We’re Going To Do It With Two Arms Tied Behind Our Back.’

CBS News has cut about 90 positions, closing bureaus and cutting staff in others, various sources report.

The Los Angeles Times quotes a staffer, quoting a news exec who was presumably shellshocked by the cuts as well: “We were covering the news with one arm tied behind our back. Now we’re going to do it with two arms tied behind our back.”

The bureaus in Washington, Los Angeles and London each lost close to a dozen positions; the Moscow bureau has been shuttered, and the Tel Aviv bureau’s been reduced to one person.

From TVNewser: Four “Early Show” staffers have been cut, too, as well as eleven staffers in the San Francisco bureau.