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    Re: Editor fired for anti-Obama headline says bosses responded to pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    What it does is to put all journalist on notice, speak ill of Obama you're FIRED.
    So the Dixie Chicks put all country singers on notice, Speak ill of Bush or the War on Terror or you'll be denied airplay?

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    Re: Editor fired for anti-Obama headline says bosses responded to pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Just the opposite of this situation actually.
    Exactly the same actually. I respect the rights of people to complain about speech, to threaten to take their dollar elsewhere, to say as they please, not just when it is some one I agree with. That is what separates us. I do not defend free speech I like and condemn that which I don't.
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    Re: Editor fired for anti-Obama headline says bosses responded to pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Actually, it is.
    Actually it isn't. If you own a newspaper, you can make the headline as you choose, but if some one else owns it, you do not have a right to make the headline as you choose.
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    Re: Editor fired for anti-Obama headline says bosses responded to pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    What it does is to put all journalist on notice, speak ill of Obama you're FIRED.
    No, it sends a message that employees are responsible to their employer for their actions as an employee.
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    Re: Editor fired for anti-Obama headline says bosses responded to pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce
    "Publishing misleading headlines in a newspaper you don't own isn't a constitutional right."

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Actually, it is.
    Only if you are authorized to do so by the owner. If you think otherwise, you need to provide proof, such as court decisions. The proof sure isn't in the constitution.

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    Re: Editor fired for anti-Obama headline says bosses responded to pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    that's not beyond the pale
    certainly not for well connected supporters

    he makes the argument that the policy was effected AFTER he made the headline edit. the veracity of that should be easy to assess. He said he edited a placeholder headline; not an unusual edit.

    And then there is the argument that the headline was too raunchy ... 'shove it' ... really?!
    it was an obvious play on an old CW hit, take this job and shove it, which was on the public airways for a long time, but the theme is somehow too raunchy now for the president's delicate ears. don't think so. then there are those who wrongly point to this as a free speech violation. clearly they have no understanding of our Bill of Rights. but they also tend to be those opposed to unionization and supporters of an employer being able to fire employees at 'free will' except if the fired employee is one who appears to share their political point of view.

    what is evident here is the wholesale ignorance of civics by much of our population
    Ho boy. Ha! First, we have him saying he didn't go against policy and the newspaper saying he did. Who's right? Well, I guess we're assuming he is, right? Next, we have a defense of a headline he added that said, "Take your jobs plan and shove it (up your ass)" as the headline. And that's supposed to be okay because it references an old country-western song that goes, "Take this job and shove it (up your ass)" -- well. I guess it's okay then. Then we have your assertion that only people opposed to unions would find his firing acceptable. I just don't know where to begin. So I'll just stop here and let others be the judge of your ridiculous post.

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    Name one reporter who was ever fired for being critical of Bush?
    He wasn't fired for being critical of Obama. He was fired because of the headline.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    THIS White House ? Yes.

    And if he was fired because he exceeded policy, why is the News Paper now offering up excuses ? That their decision was influenced by pressure ?

    Sure I understand the need for inter company rules and regulations, but with this President and his administration chosing to not abide by the rules and regulations placed before every President prior, I'm learning to not be a stickler.
    How is the newspaper offering up excuses other than to say he was fired because he violated policy? Oh, and that they received a number of complaints? When you tell the President of the United States to shove something up his ass in print? Expect there to be repercussions.

    That reporter didn't have a brain cell working.
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    Re: Editor fired for anti-Obama headline says bosses responded to pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Oh, come on. Do you really think the White House contacted this newspaper? Please. You're a Conservative. Don't you believe in following the policies of your job??
    You don't really think they didn't do you?

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    Re: Editor fired for anti-Obama headline says bosses responded to pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Actually it isn't. If you own a newspaper, you can make the headline as you choose, but if some one else owns it, you do not have a right to make the headline as you choose.
    Well, I'm glad we agree. Do you get it, yet?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Editor fired for anti-Obama headline says bosses responded to pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Actually it isn't. If you own a newspaper, you can make the headline as you choose, but if some one else owns it, you do not have a right to make the headline as you choose.
    Which makes it a right. Correct? Deuce said, that it absolutely isn't a right to do so.

    C'mon darlin', you're smarter than that!
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Editor fired for anti-Obama headline says bosses responded to pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce
    "Publishing misleading headlines in a newspaper you don't own isn't a constitutional right."



    Only if you are authorized to do so by the owner. If you think otherwise, you need to provide proof, such as court decisions. The proof sure isn't in the constitution.
    Thank you for destroying Deuce's post and verifying my point.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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