The layoffs have returned to woke, corporate media, this time at ABC, home of utterly unwatchable programs such as “The View.”This time, however, the two employees let go aren’t being fired because the woke network needs to cut costs to make up for falling viewership, as happened at CNN+, for example, when it was shut down after just a month of operations.
Rather, the two high-profile anchors being let go, T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, are being fired because their scandalous affair was distracting the network and causing undue controversy for all involved, with a spokesperson for ABC saying in a statement that:
“After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that they move on from ABC News. We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are thankful for their contributions.”
Similarly, the president of ABC News, Kim Godwin, spoke about the finally ended situation in an email to the staff of NBC News, calling the affair and the scandal surrounding it a “distraction”. In the email, obtained by Page Six, Godwin said:
“I want to share with you that we’ve reached a decision about T.J. and Amy.”
“I know that this has been a distraction for so many of us, but let’s not forget all the great work that continues to make ABC News the #1 news network in America, and that’s because of you.”
“I want to thank you again for your patience and professionalism during this time.”
The Daily Mail, reporting on the situation and how Robach and Holmes reacted to news of the deal, reported that:
The pair both wore sunglasses in the January sunshine as they walked down the street, and didn’t seem to care when another person walked directly behind them during their embrace.
Robach and Holmes’ afternoon antics are a sign they are free to go about their ‘new normal’ after weeks of firestorm and fallouts over their affair, which ABC bosses referred to as ‘a distraction for so many of us.’
The co-hosts first sparked headlines after they were caught in November looking cozy as they hung out together in New York City.
They were accused of having an affair before Holmes officially filed for divorce in January. Robach’s divorce is all but finalized.
In any case, Robach and Holmes, both of whom were married to other people at the time their scandalous affair was made public, aren’t the only ones leaving ABC News. ABC’s current White House correspondent, Cecilia Vega, is leaving as well. She’s headed to 60 Minutes, with 60 Minutes’ executive producer saying, in a statement:
“Cecilia Vega is a sensational reporter and storyteller. I have admired her work for a long, long time and couldn’t be more excited to welcome her to 60 MINUTES. Her new colleagues couldn’t agree more,”
Additionally, CBS News reported on Vega’s move from ABC to CBS and her career, saying:
“Vega joins the distinguished team of correspondents at 60 Minutes from ABC News, where she has most recently distinguished herself as ABC’s chief White House correspondent and one of the nation’s leading political reporters. She also anchored several broadcasts, including “Good Morning America” and the Saturday edition of “World News Tonight,” and has reported on every major story of the last decade, including the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster and the papal conclave that elected Pope Francis. She has conducted hundreds of high-profile interviews with political newsmakers, world leaders, and celebrities and traveled the globe to report stories of national and international significance.”
Continuing, CBS went on to say that “Vega’s experience spans coverage of both sides of the aisle and all branches of government. Her coverage of the Trump administration included frequent news-making exchanges with the president and administration officials, especially during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. At the Trump White House, Vega also covered three Supreme Court nominations, the firing of FBI director James Comey, the Mueller report, and both of President Trump’s impeachment trials. Her on-the-ground reporting in 2021 from the U.S.-Mexico border offered a poignant look at the dangerous journeys migrants make in reaching the United States. This reporting and first-person interviews with migrants seeking asylum allowed Vega to press President Biden during his first press conference about whether his administration’s seemingly muddled messaging on immigration was triggering the uptick in border crossings.”
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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