Talk About Budget Cuts

Monday's Times had a story about the effects of a war on media companies' bottom lines, including the following paragraph:

Letting reporters close to the front also increases the already significant costs of covering a war, including the cost of buying bulletproof vests and other protective gear. But a protracted conflict may stretch the budgets that network executives say they have set aside for that purpose.

I guess after they pay the anchor's salary, there's just not all that much left over.