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   In an effort to increase ratings, CNN hires the guy who played a major role in sinking NBC to last place amongst the major broadcast networks. Jeff Zucker is the best at falling his way up the corporate ladder

29 Nov 2012 12:10 PM   |   1767 clicks   |   CNN
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"Surely they can't be serious!"

29 Nov 2012 11:46 AM
Pfighting Polish     
So he's working at the same company as Conan O'Brien again. Very different divisions, yes, but still.

29 Nov 2012 12:14 PM
theorellior     
That's par for the course in C-level executives. Run one company in the ground, golden chute into another company, lather, rise, repeat.

29 Nov 2012 12:15 PM
aedude01     
Well, there goes the neighborhood.

29 Nov 2012 12:15 PM
Mad_Radhu     
I'm so does this mean that he's replacing the entire evening lineup with Leno, or just Piers Morgan?

29 Nov 2012 12:17 PM
Onkel Buck     
fark up, move up. Isn't corporate America great! It's the equivalent of everyone getting a trophy, even if you suck

29 Nov 2012 12:18 PM
nirwana     
Zucker sure made facebook a success story.

29 Nov 2012 12:20 PM
Erisire    [TotalFark]  
Subby, methinks you said falling and meant failing...

29 Nov 2012 12:21 PM
Knight of the Woeful Countenance     
Dunning Kruger strikes again!!

29 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
wambu     
On the bright side, the future ex-Mrs. Zucker is probably all happy.

29 Nov 2012 12:33 PM
RidgeRunner5     

Onkel Buck: fark up, move up. Isn't corporate America great! It's the equivalent of everyone getting a trophy, even if you suck


Government America does the same thing.

29 Nov 2012 12:37 PM
theorellior     

RidgeRunner5: Onkel Buck: fark up, move up. Isn't corporate America great! It's the equivalent of everyone getting a trophy, even if you suck

Government America does the same thing.


But the government isn't held up as the Be All End All of Human Existence, Bar None, Even Jesus Wanted To Be A CEO But He Was Born Before The Corporate Form of Business Was Invented.

29 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  

Pfighting Polish: So he's working at the same company as Conan O'Brien again. Very different divisions, yes, but still.


Time Warner announces Jay Leno to take over "Conan", effectively immediately.

29 Nov 2012 12:41 PM
JackieRabbit     

theorellior: That's par for the course in C-level executives. Run one company in the ground, golden chute into another company, lather, rise, repeat.


Boy do you have that right. We have some new ones here, who have a long history of ruining companies and then moving on. One of our C-officers has driven the last four companies he's worked for into bankruptcy. Three ceased operations. The fourth? He talked our board into buying it and it is in such trouble that it's taking half our profits to keep it afloat. So minimal bonuses and profit sharing pay-outs this year (for us, not the C-officers, of course).

29 Nov 2012 12:48 PM
Insatiable Jesus     
He must go to the right Synagogue.

29 Nov 2012 01:48 PM
mechgreg     
Interesting, and someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I thought that even when Zucker was burning NBC to the ground the news division was the only thing still making money.

29 Nov 2012 01:55 PM
theorellior     

JackieRabbit: The fourth? He talked our board into buying it and it is in such trouble that it's taking half our profits to keep it afloat.


Wow, that's just amazing. He managed to suck all the life out of one victim and then convinced the next victim to keep it on life support. You have to admit, that takes talent, although it's a pretty awful one.

29 Nov 2012 01:56 PM
Clemkadidlefark     
This has to involve satanic magic at some point

29 Nov 2012 03:15 PM
JackieRabbit     

theorellior: JackieRabbit: The fourth? He talked our board into buying it and it is in such trouble that it's taking half our profits to keep it afloat.

Wow, that's just amazing. He managed to suck all the life out of one victim and then convinced the next victim to keep it on life support. You have to admit, that takes talent, although it's a pretty awful one.


Unfortunately, it is pretty common. Executives have something of a boys club going on and, in their minds, it is never their fault that their company fails. Sometimes a company that wants to acquire another will plant a C-officer to ruin it, so they can pick up their intellectual property for a fraction of its value. The employees? Oh, screw them. Ethics was dismissed from the business community a long time ago. Morality died in the 1890s.

29 Nov 2012 03:48 PM
HideMonkey     

JackieRabbit: theorellior: JackieRabbit: The fourth? He talked our board into buying it and it is in such trouble that it's taking half our profits to keep it afloat.

Wow, that's just amazing. He managed to suck all the life out of one victim and then convinced the next victim to keep it on life support. You have to admit, that takes talent, although it's a pretty awful one.

Unfortunately, it is pretty common. Executives have something of a boys club going on and, in their minds, it is never their fault that their company fails. Sometimes a company that wants to acquire another will plant a C-officer to ruin it, so they can pick up their intellectual property for a fraction of its value. The employees? Oh, screw them. Ethics was dismissed from the business community a long time ago. Morality died in the 1890s 1090s.


If not before.

29 Nov 2012 11:21 PM
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