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Newspaper Editor Fired Over 'Shove It' Obama Headline
Breitbart ^ | 8/1/2013 | John Nolte

Posted on 08/01/2013 2:22:01 PM PDT by Beave Meister

Drew Johnson, the editorial page editor of the Chattanooga Times Free Press was fired after 14 months on the job for publishing an editorial with a headline that read: "Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President." The editorial ran Tuesday, the same day Obama visited Chattanooga.

The powers-that-be posted a notice Thursday explaining the firing:

The headline was inappropriate for this newspaper. It was not the original headline approved for publication, and Johnson violated the normal editing process when he changed the headline. The newspaper’s decision to terminate Johnson had nothing to do with the content of the editorial, which criticized the president’s job creation ideas and Chattanooga’s Smart Grid. The Free Press page has often printed editorials critical of the president and his policies.

Via his (unverified) Twitter account, Johnson disputes that he was terminated for doing what he claims is standard procedure:

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


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Barry and Val send in the Brown Shirts.....
1 posted on 08/01/2013 2:22:01 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister
The headline was inappropriate for this newspaper.

It was true, however.

2 posted on 08/01/2013 2:25:20 PM PDT by Mark17 (Yesterday I couldn't spell it. Today I are one, a creepy a$$ cracker)
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To: Beave Meister

I have never witnessed such a reign of terror.

Any criticism of “the one” is met with brutal fist in face force. Restaurants are shuttered. People are audited. Mobs storm homes and businesses. This is “brown shirt” stuff.

Ruination of careers. It is amazing that it all goes on without so much a peep from media or any quarter.


3 posted on 08/01/2013 2:26:19 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Beave Meister

Blasphemy!


4 posted on 08/01/2013 2:29:32 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: shalom aleichem

It bemuses me too. There’s genuine evil behind it and it’s a reign of intimidation, and if the unverified tweet is true, they don’t insist on standing on protocol when it comes to headlines at that paper. Once more an entity that would have stoutly stood up to this stuff, crumples to its knees. Well there is but one power in this world that will not crumple to its knees and that is God. I think God is giving us a big hint here about where to go.


5 posted on 08/01/2013 2:31:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Beave Meister

Indeed, it was inappropriate.

It should have said, “Shove it your smelly Obamahole, you cretinistic piece of slime.”


6 posted on 08/01/2013 2:35:09 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Beave Meister

Excellent headline! 100% true & accurate.


7 posted on 08/01/2013 2:35:28 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Beave Meister
“The newspaper’s decision to terminate Johnson had nothing to do with the content of the editorial,”

The firing had everything to do with the content of the editorial, otherwise there would never have been a need for or a need to apply the policy. In the event Johnson is correct about the use of the headline having occurred while employing customary procedures, the newspaper's management is even more dishonest with its statements about the incident. Perhaps the newspaper's management can explain how Johnson was going to be able to publish that headline with the approval of the newxzspaper management?

8 posted on 08/01/2013 2:35:55 PM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: Da Coyote

I like your headline even better.


9 posted on 08/01/2013 2:36:46 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Beave Meister
The headline was inappropriate for this newspaper. It was not the original headline approved for publication, and Johnson violated the normal editing process when he changed the headline.

Sure. You get fired for stuff like that.

I don't know if they ever caught the person who changed a Boston Globe editorial headline back in the Carter years to "More Mush From the Wimp," but if they did he or she would probably have been fired, too.

If this ad went out online whoever put it up would also have been fired:


10 posted on 08/01/2013 2:36:51 PM PDT by x
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To: Beave Meister


11 posted on 08/01/2013 2:37:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Beave Meister
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12 posted on 08/01/2013 2:42:28 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Beave Meister

And just what is the correct way to politely reply to a KNOWN AND PROVEN LIAR AND ID THIEF that is DESTROYING OUR NATION?


13 posted on 08/01/2013 2:43:47 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: shove_it

ping


14 posted on 08/01/2013 2:45:19 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: NonValueAdded

chuckle

Couldn’t have said it better myself.


15 posted on 08/01/2013 3:12:08 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us about 0bama's America)
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To: shalom aleichem
It is amazing that it all goes on without so much a peep from media or any quarter.

Israel had their golden calf. America has a black pig. Different idols. Same principle.

16 posted on 08/01/2013 3:27:28 PM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: Beave Meister

The articles title should have been “Go away you communist, Kenyan liar”


18 posted on 08/01/2013 3:52:43 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Oh yea


19 posted on 08/01/2013 3:59:25 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: LouAvul

So the people allow for (are tolerant to) so many sacrifices, without question? I get it.

Just keep your head down; do not make eye contact. No waves; no wake, no sound - pass it on to the next generation (if it cares to breathe free).


20 posted on 08/01/2013 4:02:58 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Beave Meister.
Drew Johnson, the editorial page editor of the Chattanooga Times Free Press was fired after 14 months on the job... "It was not the original headline approved for publication, and Johnson violated the normal editing process when he changed the headline. The newspaper’s decision to terminate Johnson had nothing to do with the content of the editorial... The Free Press page has often printed editorials critical of the president and his policies." Via his (unverified) Twitter account, Johnson disputes that he was terminated for doing what he claims is standard procedure...

21 posted on 08/01/2013 5:13:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: shove_it

Your nick does seem to be getting around these days.


22 posted on 08/01/2013 6:52:34 PM PDT by xp38
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To: shalom aleichem

“I have never witnessed such a reign of terror.”

And it’s gonna get worse before it gets better!


23 posted on 08/01/2013 6:59:37 PM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: shalom aleichem

everyone of the newspapers’ customers could just stop their subscriptions.....conservative Tenn and all....but I guess most people don’t have the guts to do such a “radical” thing...


24 posted on 08/01/2013 9:51:11 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Beave Meister

What if he had made the exact same headline change when Bush was president?

A promotion?
A private parking spot?
A bonus?

This has Valerie Jarrett stink all over it.


25 posted on 08/01/2013 11:50:58 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: shalom aleichem

Obama’s media had their chance to raise hell when they were spyed on by holder. They stayed quiet. The news was reported, but they didn’t seem to mind.
Shame of it is that when the purges begin, they won’t do anything about it.
The media pigs will willingly walk into the slaughterhouse praising the butcher.


26 posted on 08/02/2013 5:51:01 AM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: shalom aleichem

‘This newspaper will not permit violations of its standards’

http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/editor-fired-over-shove-it-obama-headline/?cat_orig=us

This is also dishonoring the memory of the great Johnny Paycheck. If he were alive today he just might bust this chickensh*t editor in the mouth.


27 posted on 08/02/2013 4:45:40 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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