Page 24 of 28 FirstFirst ... 142223242526 ... LastLast
Results 231 to 240 of 276

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

  1. #231
    Renaissance Man
    Captain Adverse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Mid-West USA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:25 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    8,593
    Blog Entries
    1

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    a cookie or Bozo button, your choice. I chose the button...

    Sometimes things needs to be stated, like tucking one under someone's chin, gives'em a "Good morning sweetheart..."

    Now that we're crystal regarding the obvious, "What Is To Be Done?"
    Ummm...stop believing the news and go out and play baseball?
    If I stop responding it doesn't mean I've conceded the point or agree with you. It only means I've made my point and I don't mind you having the last word. Please wait a few minutes before "quoting" me. I often correct errors for a minute or two after I post before the final product is ready.

  2. #232
    Sage
    sangha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Lower Hudson Valley, NY
    Last Seen
    09-17-17 @ 05:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    59,990

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Watching you massage a really bizarre strawman for 10+ pages borders on insanity.
    So does responding to it
    Last edited by sangha; 08-03-13 at 10:17 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

  3. #233
    Preserve Protect Defend
    Beaudreaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Covfefe, NC
    Last Seen
    12-14-17 @ 05:00 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    15,566

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

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    I agree that the headline was over the top and that discourse of politics needs to be more civil. However I am concerned that the press today is less about talking truth to power than supporting one side or the other.

    The area where we may disagree is that I do not think that the presidency should be hands off, regardless of which party is in office. Just the opposite, there needs to be more scrutiny as the power one holds increases.
    Actually, based on your description of your position above, I think we're in agreement. Of all elected officials, the Presidency should be the most watched.

  4. #234
    Preserve Protect Defend
    Beaudreaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Covfefe, NC
    Last Seen
    12-14-17 @ 05:00 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    15,566

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    So does responding to it

  5. #235
    Assassin
    Verax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:01 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    9,530

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    So does responding to it
    Haha, yeah I realized that a couple pages later.

  6. #236
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,520

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    No, the law doesn't say that apdst. Please, produce the law you suggest states such things?

    Again, another article explaining what an At-Will state is:

    What You Can't Fire Someone For | AllLaw.com



    Here's another, from a lawyer from my state explaining it. Note, Tennessee is similar to Virginia in that it's At-Will and a Right To Work



    At-will Employment? Right-to-Work? What Does It All Mean? | Lynchburg Business
    "generally" and "with some limitations", as your sources point out. It's not absolute, like you've been trying suggest.

    Example: A few weeks ago, my boss wanted me to haul an illegal over-dimensional load. I wasn't going to do it. He couldn't legally fire me for refusing.

    Another example would be an employee refusing to perform tasks in such a way that are unsafe. The employee can't be fired for refusal.

    Not to mention, it's just bad business to fire someone without a good reason. Once word gets out, you'll never find worthwhile employees.
    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.

  7. #237
    Global Moderator
    Moderator

    Zyphlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    NoMoAuchie
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    47,998

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

    I haven't been suggesting its absolute. I've actually mentioned that there are SPECIFIC things that it doesn't apply to. I specifically mentioned federal discrimination law as one example. Refusing to do an illegal act, which you just referenced, is another.

    What this editor was fired for doesn't qualify.

    In terms of good or bad business, that's irrelevant to the notion of whether or not his constitutional rights were "violated" by the left as the OP asserted and as all my posts have been referring to

  8. #238
    Global Moderator
    I'm a Jedi Master, Yo

    CaptainCourtesy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:54 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    152,759

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Despite your own inflated opinion of yourself, you claiming your opinion as fact isn't any more worthwhile or accurate than trjfr doing it. Also, instead of ignorant broad statements about right and left like this perhaps you should actually take a moment to loom at reality...where in this very thread you have a person on the right acknowledging the existence of societal rights and someone on the left acknowledging natural rights.
    Perhaps you should notice intentional hyperbole as a response to partisan hyperbole before making such silly rash assumptions. That way I wouldn't have to point out your errors like this.
    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

    ====||:-D

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

  9. #239
    Global Moderator
    Moderator

    Zyphlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    NoMoAuchie
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    47,998

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Perhaps you should notice intentional hyperbole as a response to partisan hyperbole before making such silly rash assumptions. That way I wouldn't have to point out your errors like this.
    Ah I see. My mistake. Strange, when other posters like redress do this its obvious that its satire, tongue in cheek, and not serious because its such a change from their normal mentality and presentation. Don't know why that didn't shine through as clearly from yours....

  10. #240
    Basketball Nerd
    StillBallin75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vilseck, Germany
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 07:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    21,896

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    I certainly wouldn't say that boss doesn't have the right to fire him. But just the same as the headline made Obama supporters raise an eyebrow, his firing does cause me to raise an eyebrow. If that were my newspaper, I would likely cut off my subscription for such a thing.
    I'm not saying that the guy wasn't unjustly fired - if he's telling the truth, he may very well have been. But this has literally nothing to do with free speech or freedom of the press.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

Page 24 of 28 FirstFirst ... 142223242526 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •