Fired CNN+ staffers mistakenly sent boxes of CNN+ swag, welcome notes as parting gift, source reports

Outgoing employees of CNN’s failed streaming service were “mistakenly” sent network merchandise and notes as a sort of parting gift, according to a new report.

In an in-depth look titled “Inside the Collapse of CNN+, the News Channel’s ‘Apollo Mission,’” The Wall Street Journal revealed that CNN+ staffers who suddenly had to look for new jobs when the service was shuttered inexplicably received boxes with gifts a week later.

The timing could not have been worse as the streaming service ended just weeks after its launch and $300 million investment, as some of the fired staffers reportedly got “boxes filled with network-branded gear, from pens to food containers, as well as items such as a popcorn maker and headphones,” according to the Journal report.

“This is an incredible time to be part of CNN,” one note said. “Build relationships and take time to connect with colleagues and learn so that you make the most of your time here,” read a welcome note in some of the gift boxes.

CNN admitted that the items were sent by mistake, according to WSJ which called it “another gut punch for staffers that had bet on CNN+—drawn by the promise of growth in streaming—only to watch it collapse in epic fashion.”

Some of the earlier swag that made it out seemed like it needed some help.

New Chairman and CEO of CNN Worldwide Chris Licht addressed the shutdown of the streaming service which he said was not “about quality.”

“As we become Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN will be strongest as part of WBD’s streaming strategy which envisions news as an important part of a compelling broader offering along with sports, entertainment, and nonfiction content,”  Licht said at the time of the shutdown. “We have therefore made the decision to cease operations of CNN+ and focus our investment on CNN’s core news-gathering operations and in further building CNN Digital.”

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TEXASTOUGH
TEXASTOUGH
2 days ago

CNN the continuing American disaster

NotPoliticallyCorrect
NotPoliticallyCorrect
2 days ago

Now THAT is funny. Thanks for the laugh

Fed Up
Fed Up
2 days ago

Well done CNN! A class act to the very end. If you had any more class you could be Hillary Clinton.

Michelle Weber
Michelle Weber
2 days ago

I make more then $12,000 a month online. It’s enough to comfortably replace my old jobs income, especially considering I only work about 11 to 12 hours a week from home. I was amazed how easy it was after I tried it… 🙂 AND GOOD LUCK.:) HERE====)> https://www.fuljobz.com

Last edited 2 days ago by Michelle Weber
Bobo Le Pew
Bobo Le Pew
2 days ago

Word of advice to exiting staffers. If you don’t want to get any more parting gifts….don’t go to MSNBC.

Michelle Weber
Michelle Weber
2 days ago

“As we become Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN will be strongest as part of WBD’s streaming strategy which envisions news as an important part of a compelling broader offering along with sports, entertainment, and nonfiction content,” Licht said at the time of the shutdown. “We have therefore made the decision to cease operations of CNN+ and focus our investment on CNN’s core news-gathering operations and in further building CNN Digital.”

Last edited 2 days ago by Michelle Weber
Attila
Attila
2 days ago

CNN (Certainly Not News)

Judy Rath
Judy Rath
2 days ago

Well, they have to get rid of those surplus “welcome” kits somehow. Waste not, want not. I wonder if Wallace has had time to open the only one given? I wonder if the chocolate has a white film on it?

Mark
Mark
2 days ago

What the hell else are they going to do with that crap? (Or th
at c
ra
p
)

MurphyInTheMorning
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MurphyInTheMorning
2 days ago

Checking eBay now for Chris Wallace’s popcorn maker. I’m a buyer!

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 days ago

See CNN loves ya, have fun being laidoff OK

Andrea
Andrea
3 days ago

I am making $92 an hour working from home. i was greatly surprised at the same time as my neighbour advised me she changed into averaging $ninety five however I see the way it works now. I experience mass freedom now that I’m my non-public boss. 
that is what I do….. http://www.incomehd.com

Last edited 3 days ago by Andrea
Mark
Mark
2 days ago
Reply to  Andrea

Former boss of cn
n
+

TEXASTOUGH
TEXASTOUGH
2 days ago
Reply to  Andrea

You should work for CNN + good jobs losers& liars

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