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

    A Tennessee newspaper editor who was fired for a headline critical of President Obama says his bosses bowed to pressure from the president's supporters, claiming he wouldn't have been canned if he had said the same of former President George W. Bush.
    Read more: Editor fired for anti-Obama headline says bosses responded to pressure | Fox News



    the lefts war on freedom of speech and press

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

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    the lefts war on freedom of speech and press

    The liberal manifesto
    I believe in free speech as long as I agree with that speech
    I believe in freedom of the press as long as they are not critical of me
    I believe in the freedom to protest as long as you don't protest me
    I believe in free expression as long as you express my views
    Same goes for the republicans
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    Re: Editor fired for anti-Obama headline says bosses responded to pressure

    Well now that he's had a national platform I'm sure Fox News might hire him.
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    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
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    the lefts war on freedom of speech and press

    The liberal manifesto
    I believe in free speech as long as I agree with that speech
    I believe in freedom of the press as long as they are not critical of me
    I believe in the freedom to protest as long as you don't protest me
    I believe in free expression as long as you express my views
    Or con-libs, who say "Business owners should be able to hire and fire whoever and whenever and for whatever reason they damn well want to...unless it's a guy who's critical of Obama."
    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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
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    the lefts war on freedom of speech and press

    The liberal manifesto
    I believe in free speech as long as I agree with that speech
    I believe in freedom of the press as long as they are not critical of me
    I believe in the freedom to protest as long as you don't protest me
    I believe in free expression as long as you express my views
    Perhaps it's other people's failure to follow the rules. There was a system in place to title editorials. This guy decided to circumvent it. Bad boy.

    In the Chicago Tribune, Letters to the Editor, the one thing the writer doesn't have control of is the headline for the opinion. Makes sense to me. Should most certainly have made sense to him.
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    Re: Editor fired for anti-Obama headline says bosses responded to pressure

    Having seen the title of the editorial, I'd have to say that it's in poor taste for the editorial page of a newspaper that considers itself serious. I think the President is a disaster, but having the media pulpit and telling the President of your country to "shove it" is a little over the line.

    This isn't a free speech issue - it's an employee conduct issue. The fired editor is free now to say whatever he likes about President Obama and not have his words speak for his former employer. Any person employed by another can be fired if their conduct crosses what is included in morality clauses and codes of conduct. Maybe he should have checked with his boss, or the owners of the paper, before he authorized the headline. Then, if they had approved, he'd still have his job or a good wrongful dismissal case.
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    Re: Editor fired for anti-Obama headline says bosses responded to pressure

    Yep, sounds like Obama's Goons bullied a Newspaper into firing a honest man.

    The people that live in that area need to start cancelling their subscriptions en mass.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
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    the lefts war on freedom of speech and press

    The liberal manifesto
    I believe in free speech as long as I agree with that speech
    I believe in freedom of the press as long as they are not critical of me
    I believe in the freedom to protest as long as you don't protest me
    I believe in free expression as long as you express my views
    Please learn what freedom of speech and the press mean. Hint: it involved what the government can do.
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    Re: Editor fired for anti-Obama headline says bosses responded to pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Yep, sounds like Obama's Goons bullied a Newspaper into firing a honest man.

    The people that live in that area need to start cancelling their subscriptions en mass.
    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??
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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??
    But in an interview with Fox News, Johnson said that policy -- requiring that last-minute changes to headlines be approved -- was only implemented after they published his piece

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    for other words Maggie they did make the policy till after the piece was published

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