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Re: BBC cutting news jobs

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sven Franklyn Weil" <sven@gordsven.com>
To: "Dan Billings" <billings@suscom-maine.net>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2003 12:37 AM
Subject: Re: BBC cutting news jobs

> How would the BBC laying off people be in any way different from Sirius or
> XM cutting their staff?

One is making cut backs because they aren't making money -- the product is
failing in the marketplace.  The other is making cuts because politicians
cut their budget.  Though it is not the situation in this case, government
funding always leaves the possibility of cuts or budget increases due for
political reasons (i.e., coverage favorable or not favorable to the

The Orwell line was a joke.

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine