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Chattanooga editor fired for ‘shove it’ headline aimed at Obama
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 1, 2013 | Jim Galloway

Posted on 08/01/2013 11:30:40 AM PDT by madprof98

A Chattanooga newspaper editor has been fired for that “Take your jobs plan and shove it” headline that greeted President Barack Obama on his arrival to the city earlier this week.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; censorship; chattanooga; obamaeconomy; obamalegacy; obamunism; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; tennessee

1 posted on 08/01/2013 11:30:40 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: madprof98

Can’t speak ill of Dear Leader. Not in Obama’s America.


2 posted on 08/01/2013 11:32:38 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: madprof98

How dare he step off the plantation!


3 posted on 08/01/2013 11:32:42 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: madprof98

Speechless


4 posted on 08/01/2013 11:32:44 AM PDT by uncitizen (Barack Obama hates white people)
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To: madprof98

What was he thinking when he criticized Traybama!


5 posted on 08/01/2013 11:33:36 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: madprof98










6 posted on 08/01/2013 11:34:19 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- Voltaire


7 posted on 08/01/2013 11:34:51 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: madprof98

or , Put It Back Where You Found It


8 posted on 08/01/2013 11:34:56 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: madprof98

Chattanooga Free Press...except the Free part, and the Press Part~

Otherwise, He clearly needs to be sent to a re-education camp, get his mind right.


9 posted on 08/01/2013 11:35:27 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: madprof98

Heck—I would have given him a raise!

I believe we still have a constitution that makes free speech a right.


10 posted on 08/01/2013 11:37:32 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: madprof98

Meanwhile Obama was happy to see Shepard Fairey’s “FEAR BUSH” stickers illegally posted on stop signs and parking meters. So much was he proud of these, that he was happy to have Mr. Fairey’s help illegally posting the “HOPE” “CHANGE” posters.

This was a newspaper. And you can be sure SOMEONE got an angry phonecall to effect this change.


11 posted on 08/01/2013 11:38:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: madprof98

The Narrative says Obama is still well liked.


12 posted on 08/01/2013 11:41:02 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: madprof98
It was not the content of the criticism that got him fired but the crude headline. According to the paper:

Free Press editor Drew Johnson has been terminated after placing a headline on an editorial outside of normal editing procedures.

Johnson’s headline, “Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President: Your policies have harmed Chattanooga enough,” appeared on the Free Press page Tuesday, the day President Barack Obama visited the city.

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.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press is unique in that it has two editorial pages, the conservative Free Press page and the liberal Times page. This newspaper places high value on expressions of divergent opinion, but will not permit violations of its standards.

13 posted on 08/01/2013 11:41:35 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: DanielRedfoot
Chattanooga Free Press...except the Free part, and the Press Part~

haha that's good.

14 posted on 08/01/2013 11:43:25 AM PDT by uncitizen (Barack Obama hates white people)
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To: madprof98

Said editor worked for a paper called the “Free Press”...oh the irony.


15 posted on 08/01/2013 11:43:29 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Sounds like The Chattanooga Times Free Press is The Pravda of Chattanooga.


16 posted on 08/01/2013 11:44:58 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: madprof98

This rag wouldn't last a week in Britain.

17 posted on 08/01/2013 11:51:23 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: madprof98

Putin must be so jealous, the U.S. media censors itself for their Dear Leader.


18 posted on 08/01/2013 11:52:25 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: madprof98

They fire him, but leave the leftist idiot that keeps writing hard-left demeaning cartoons for the paper. One of the reasons that I don’t get that leftist rag.


19 posted on 08/01/2013 11:56:14 AM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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To: madprof98

They oughta handle it the way the administration would: fire him, promote him, hire him back.


20 posted on 08/01/2013 11:56:17 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Timber Rattler

I thought it was a reasonably clever play on Johnny Paycheck’s hit song, “Take This Job And Shove It.”


21 posted on 08/01/2013 12:00:32 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
One man's 'crude' is another man's understatement :



             

22 posted on 08/01/2013 12:07:34 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: madprof98

not a Johnny Paycheck fan, eh?


23 posted on 08/01/2013 12:12:45 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: madprof98

We live in a DICTATORSHIP!!!


24 posted on 08/01/2013 12:17:33 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: madprof98

Anyone else wonder who runs the Media?

Owned and operated by the DNC.

Der Sturmer in America.


25 posted on 08/01/2013 12:18:34 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: madprof98

Thought crimes against Dear Leader, we cannot dishonor him with the truth. He has fine clothes...


26 posted on 08/01/2013 12:29:23 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Jim Robinson

You can’t even speak ill of a city counil member without getting arrested these days. (or question your utility bill in Tennessee)


27 posted on 08/01/2013 12:35:07 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: madprof98; All

I’ll pay $20 and shipping for a copy of that newspaper.


28 posted on 08/01/2013 12:41:52 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: madprof98

Somebody must have thought that this attack on der Fuhrer was “rasis”. The “media” should never attack THIS president. Save that for when another Republican is in the Oval Office.


29 posted on 08/01/2013 12:44:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is just commie DemocRAT code for genocide.)
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To: madprof98

Does anyone read a newspaper any more?


30 posted on 08/01/2013 12:48:06 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: molson209
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31 posted on 08/01/2013 12:53:16 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- Voltaire)
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To: madprof98

Do NOT criticize our Dear Reader!

Larry Conners, St. Louis news anchor, fired for daring to say he was harassed by the IRS after giving Obama a tough interview.

32 posted on 08/01/2013 1:24:09 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Jim Robinson; All
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33 posted on 08/01/2013 1:27:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: madprof98

He ain’t workin’ there no more.


34 posted on 08/01/2013 2:17:56 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: henkster

I always wondered how it was, the good German citizens could allow a dictator to arise.

Now I know. I simply watch my neighbors and observe the ennui, apathy, and lethargy.

Dictatorships grow in soil no one tends.

We need to fertilize the political soil again, methinks.


35 posted on 08/01/2013 4:19:02 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: LachlanMinnesota

In 1928, if you’d told your average German about the Holocaust they would have said “that couldn’t happen here.” In 1955 they all started asking “how could we have let this happen?”

It can happen anywhere. It can happen here.


36 posted on 08/01/2013 5:00:41 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: jiggyboy

True enough, and maybe just as well if they don’t have the backbone.


37 posted on 08/01/2013 6:42:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: henkster

At root it’s spiritual.


38 posted on 08/01/2013 6:43:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

America started with gospel power. The human implementation was deeply flawed (chattel slavery was a curse which now keeps on giving) but it was as good as it was due to gospel power.


39 posted on 08/01/2013 6:45:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: madprof98

Chatt Free Press is actually conservative owned I think

They are mad he acted renegade


40 posted on 08/01/2013 10:42:26 PM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: wardaddy

“conservative owned” is meaningless if you run the AP, New York Times and Washington Post stories on every page


41 posted on 08/01/2013 10:44:40 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

I live 100 miles up the road from Nooga

I am there at least monthly

My middle boy is at summer camp there right now on lookout mt for 10 days

I am familiar with the paper

They are more editorially conservative than 95 percent of media orgs in the US

They agree with the editor but not his end run

Its basically two former papers combined

One right

One left

The fact it has predominate right leaning views makes it hardly meaningless in a vast sea of progressive papers


42 posted on 08/02/2013 7:19:06 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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