It’s about forcing people to do things. From Benny Johnson at Daily Caller:
According to reports, $80 million in salaries will be cut from the network between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Estimates say between 60 and 100 employees will be let go.
The cuts are certainly due to a nearly $1 billion dollar budget shortfall by the Disney-owned network over the last six years. ESPN has lost over 13 million subscribers in the same time.
ESPN staff have become familiar with layoffs in recent years. One hundred employees were let go this April and 300 employees were fired in 2015. More.
Reality check: It might have worked in North Korea.
See also: Politically correct sports network continues to decline. It’s interesting how political correctness immediately ceases to be viable when separated from coercive politics.