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CBS’s Commitment to Reporting Is Stronger Than Thor’s Hammer

HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 15: Debate moderator Bob Schieffer listens during the third presidential debate in the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University October 15, 2008 in Hempstead, New York. This is the final debate before voters will go to the polls in the 2008 general election on November 4. (Photo by Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bob Schieffer
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The New York Post reports that shortly before Thanksgiving, employees of CBS Interactive received an e-mail that said the company would be closed from December 24 to 28, adding, “Do not show up for work those days. The doors will be padlocked, and the windows turned into the material from that room in The Avengers that Thor’s hammer couldn’t break.” Despite the colorful emphasis, a few days later CBS News employees received another e-mail informing them that the mandatory vacation doesn’t apply because news sites “do not have the luxury of just shutting down or staffing so thinly as to be uncompetitive.” CBS staffers will be bringing us the latest news over the holidays, even if they have to fight their way into the office.

CBS’s Desire to Report Is Stronger Than Thor