KDBC 4 News lays off half its staff

KDBC 4 News lays off half its staff

There are 69 comments on the El Paso Times story from Dec 11, 2009, titled KDBC 4 News lays off half its staff. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

About half of the staff at El Paso's CBS-affiliated television station has been laid off.

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El Paso, TX

#1 Dec 11, 2009
Although never a good time to be laid off, the holiday season makes it worse!

El Paso, TX

#2 Dec 11, 2009
Oh well, at least now most of them can finally BE HOME for a holiday. Most worked every christmas, so im sure its somewhat a welcome thing...

United States

#3 Dec 11, 2009
Can we finally say goodbye to Bob the "scary-and-not-in-a-funny -way" weatherman?
The Right Way

United States

#5 Dec 11, 2009
CBS and NBC? hummmm? NBS, SBNC, CNBS? hummm?
CNBS? BCSN? Both Channel Suck N-eeey way!
Trim the Fat

Whitney, TX

#6 Dec 11, 2009
All the media needs to trim off the fat (incompetent reporters and editors). The Internet is replacing the publishing world and to keep abreast, the El Paso Times needs to clean up its act. Soon, most books and news media will be via the Internet. Most of us do not have the time to sift through the garbage published by agents to keep effete "celebrities" in the spotlight.

There are plenty of genuine news stories that are ignored due to political correctness, or simple politics that cause editors to use their power to ignore truth and marginalize the real expositors of the social condition. When people like "tabloidist" Rupert Murdoch control so much of our media, we are going to get very little truth--only manipulative journalism.

Another example of "news" manipulation: The New York Time selected (endorsed) John McCain as the Republican candidate for President last year and as soon as he got the nomination, they began to attack him. That is news manipulation in its purest form, and the Republicans are the easiest to dupe. They further prove it by calling (Murdoch's) Fox News a "conservative" news outlet. Murdoch is a self-avowed globalist, Senior Fellow of the CATO Institute, and Libertarian who has always been for open borders.
Office Space


#7 Dec 11, 2009
So I guess the Bob's came in and evaluated the staff. Letting people go on a friday because stats show there is less chance of an incident. Stay Classy.

El Paso, TX

#8 Dec 11, 2009
Leave El Paso....!!!!!! There is no money here!!!! Consider it a good thing!!!!

El Paso, TX

#9 Dec 11, 2009
There is no money in El Paso!! Leave!! Trust me it will be the first day of your life!!

El Paso, TX

#11 Dec 11, 2009
El Paso has to be the worst city for jobs!!!!!!!!

El Paso, TX

#14 Dec 11, 2009
daaaaamn! 50 were given the pink slip? Poor Nicole, she will stress out in no time.
jose luis

El Paso, TX

#15 Dec 11, 2009
so now, kdbc and ktsm will be one reporting the news? wow, we'll sure have independent and unbiased news reporting. not that i watch either news shows. i wonder if they'll also put so much emphasis on finding a lost dog, just like the ep times does. i'm so worried...wait a minute, i'm supposed to talking about the stations. i don't really feel they provide the whole story to el paso, which is why so many folks are so backward in this otherwise great town. but, sorry about the news for you folks. power to you. but, hey, i'm alwasy looking for good agents. So, while you're looking for your next dream job, feel free to visit www.plpfinancial.com and call me.
El horizion city monstro

Denver, CO

#17 Dec 11, 2009
You guys are all maricones

Lowell, MA

#18 Dec 11, 2009
So does this mean Chuck Debroder can stop selling knockoff handbags from the back of his car?
News Hound

El Paso, TX

#19 Dec 11, 2009
Two weeks to the day before Christmas. Man what a bunch classless people at KTSM now you know why everyone watches KVIA and KFOX. While it's never a good time to loose your job especially during these times that we are in to all of you that will have to face the cold hard lines of unemployment I sincerely wish you all the best. For those that survived the "cut" watch your back, anything with KTSM behind the driving wheel can not be a good thing.

El Paso, TX

#20 Dec 11, 2009
News? What news. Nothing of value gets reported by the local media most of the time. Most good news stories go unreported while most local networks are dying to kill the reputation or the character of some persons or person. I rarely watch the EP local news (only sports) it's a total waste of time.

“Freedom is never free”

Since: Jan 09

El Paso, Texas

#21 Dec 12, 2009
here's a good news story dona ana district attorney susana martinez is a fraud and has conspired with witnesses to commit perjury.

show me one news station with the guts enough to run that story because the truth is available at the third judicial distrcit court.

Big Daddy

United States

#22 Dec 12, 2009
Nicole Ayoub is still hot, she can crash in my place anytime during these hard and difficult times for her.
el pasoan

United States

#23 Dec 12, 2009
Sam wrote:
Why live here? It sucks!!!!!!!
I agree. Edmonds, Oklahoma sucks.

United States

#24 Dec 12, 2009
why is kdbc the cheapest looking station, they should get rid of Bettes! that dude is not funny he has humor that only elderly people would laugh at.

El Paso, TX

#25 Dec 12, 2009
You should have worked for FOX! Fifty Liberals bite the dust. How,s that OBAMA Change working out for you? Next will be the Many Tax Increases to ease the pain. Keep voting for those Democrats!!!

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