After Peter Thiel and Hulk Hogan bankrupted and destroyed notorious liberal smear machine media outlet Gawker, Univision bought up its remnants and renamed them “Gizmodo Media Group” after one of Gawker’s blogs by that name.
Univision, however, has not been performing well and many pieces of GMG have not been performing either, so the company is now looking at shedding jobs. The reaction of the super geniuses at Gizmodo has been to throw a public temper tantrum against the people who will soon decide whether they still have jobs:
Employees of Gizmodo Media Group on Tuesday launched a devastating piece against their parent company, Univision, accusing the troubled media behemoth of indulging in “a culture of complacency and excess.”
In the lengthy article, titled “Univision Is a F—ing Mess,” Gizmodo Media writers Kate Conger, David Uberti, and Laura Wagner take a deep-dive look what they said were poor management decisions and bad deals that have led the company into a morass.
Univision fell victim to “a disastrous private equity buyout finalized in 2007; an aging audience; a burdensome program-licensing deal with Televisa; competition from Telemundo and Netflix; layers of overpaid and useless middle management; and a general failure to position itself for a digital future,” the article says.
A rep for Univision did not immediately respond to request for comment.
In their piece, produced for Gizmodo Media’s special projects desk, the trio of reporters described Univison as a “stepdad” that once left them well-enough alone but has emerged as a nettlesome presence in recent months as cuts have loomed.
“From routine human resources f–ups to vastly overselling the prospects of an IPO whose ultimate doom this March precipitated the company’s current cost-cutting spree, Univision has been deeply mismanaged and is in the midst of making huge cuts that have, among other things, already claimed vast swaths of Univision Noticias–the most vital newsgathering operation serving the Spanish-speaking community in the U.S.–and Fusion Media Group”
It’s tremendously fun watching these arrogant idiots get what they deserve,