CNN+ staffers “aghast and furious” at how they got the axe

CNN+ is no more — and according to a report from the New York Post, people inside the news giant are “aghast and furious” at the firings the streaming service’s collapse has caused.

Launched less than a month ago, CNN+ was an unmitigated disaster. Even at a discounted rate, there weren’t more than 10,000 active users, according to reports.

This is despite the fact that insiders reported the streaming service cost $300 million to launch and between $100 million and $200 million to promote.

CNN CEO Chris Licht announced the service would be shutting down at the end of the month on Thursday.

“This is f***ing crazy, it is nuts,” on insider said.

Another staffer said that talent at the network had been trying to make the venture work, but that the writing was on the wall with network executives.

“All the CNN talent were basically doing double duty — Don Lemon, just announced his show a few days ago,” a staffer said.

“But the writing was on the wall when CNN+ advertising was pulled a few days ago.”

“Network insiders were horrified to learn that all junior staffers at the streaming service were let go,” the Post reported.

“The roughly 300 staffers were offered six months’ severance as well as first dibs on job opportunities within CNN, according to sources.”

“The big people will likely be saved, but what about everybody else, the people who do the real work?” an insider said.

“The producers, showrunners? Some will get six months’ severance, others will not.”

Another source was livid that many people went from the main network to the streaming service only to see it get axed after less than a month.

“Many people left their stable jobs at CNN to go to CNN+ and then they pull it right after launch?” the source said.

“Everyone is aghast and furious.”

Major CNN+ talent will likely find work on the main network, however — particularly Fox News host Chris Wallace and star MSNBC reporter Kasie Hunt, who were signed by the streaming service for million-dollar salaries.