There Is No Twenty Percent Staff Reduction At DC Comics

Earlier today, the LA Times ran a piece about the current changes at DC Comics. And the line that so many people,  including myself, took a double take over was the following;

About 20% of DC’s roughly 250 staffers will lose their jobs as part of the shift, while some others will move to the West Coast from the East.

Unsourced and unattributed – not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course. Bleeding Cool’s bread and butter after all.

The Washington Post even says “Nelson said about 20 percent of DC’s roughly 250 employees will be laid off, reported Ben Fritz, who writes for The Los Angeles Times” when she clearly did no such thing. And it’s a number that a fair few places are repeating.

But in this case, apparently, it’s wrong. By which I also don’t mean there’s roughly 19% either. Apparently this number was sourced from an individual’s rectal cavity.

Of course some people will leave DC. There are  people who can’t move coasts, or who have temporary contracts, or who duplicate jobs – but a fifth? Bunkum. It’s also worth pointing out that Warners is a big company with many other operations in New York. And at Bleeding Cool first reported and Diane Nelson later confirmed, their human resources people are talking to every single person, one-on-one, in the company.

Journalism, eh?

CORNELIUS SMITH JR., ADRIANNE PALICKI, EDWARD JAMES OLMOS, HENRY SIMMONS

The Six Important Moments From Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD - One Door Closes

Dark Horse Want Retailers To Rip Up Their Star Wars #1. Are They Joking?

Sunset Overdrive Get's Robo-Themed DLC Rise Of The Dawn Of The Fallen Machines

FlashTrick

The Six Important Moments From The Flash - Tricksters

No Complaints Expected For Milo Manara's 'Yellow Kid' Poster For Naples Comicon

Something Tells Me The PlayStation Flow Isn't Totally Sincere

forever

FOOL: Forever Con To Launch In Exactly 1 Year. Then Never Stop.

fifa-13

FOOL: FIFA 13 Remaster Coming To PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

Trademarking The Christian Creed On A USA Map For Comics

Ex-Marvel Editor Banned From Using Recap Page At DC After One Issue Of Coffin Hill