Journalist Fired For Anti-Obama Column

Albert Camus said: “A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.”

One of the base principles upon which our country was founded was freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press. Freedom, in its most ideal form, sustains our society on multiple levels. Specifically, freedom of the press turns stone into glass, so that we can live in a more open and transparent society. The endangerment of any freedom is a step toward tyranny, but the endangerment of press freedom is the first step. And once one step is taken, the object in motion will continue to move forward.

To me, freedom of the press means that journalists should pursue the truth at any cost, regardless of their own political orientation. Political journalists should be allowed—by the government, but also by their publishers—to write pieces that peel back the layers of Washington, revealing the muscles and organs that allow our government to function. If there is a sickness inside the body of our country, it is the journalists duty to show it to the world.

Unfortunately, many mainstream media publications are religiously Leftist, only allowing pieces that line up with their agendas. If a journalists steps outside the bounds of the Liberal agenda, they are locked away. Just such a thing is happening right now.

According to Rare:

“The Chattanooga, Tenn. Times Free Press fired writer Drew Johnson for penning an op-ed entitled “Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President: Your policies have harmed Chattanooga enough,” despite the fact that the editorial was widely read.”

The Times Free Press claims that Johnson was fired because he violated the Times’ headline writing policy.

I read the article, and found nothing offensive in its content. If you’d like to read it for yourself, here it is.

So, what do we have here? We have a journalist/op-ed columnist who wrote a scathing article against the President, and was fired. We have a publication that claims he was fired because he violated headline writing policy. Something doesn’t smell right. The fact that Drew Johnson was fired so soon after penning his negative Obama piece, and the rather ridiculous reason given to explain his termination, leads me to think Johnson was fired because he went against the agenda.

What does that mean for us? It means we are living in a nation where freedom of the press is being beaten to death, slowly but surely. This is obvious to those who have even the weakest observational senses, but it always bears reminding.

The press is supposed to be our friend. What happens when it turns against us? We become the enemy. Freedom of the press is a form of freedom of speech. With press freedom slowly melting away, what is next on the agenda? What will go first: freedom of religion, assembly, or speech? Once one domino has been knocked down, the others must fall as well.

If we do nothing, we must prepare to fall.







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  • BobE

    It must be some kind of liberal conspiracy. We all know that Chattanooga, Tennessee is a bastion of liberalism

    • craig

      It isn’t the city that is the problem, it’s the obamabot infested newspaper bobby! They are as allergic to the TRUTH as ole barry the LIAR in chief!

    • Mikeslaney

      Well not quite true, at one time yes, as time progressed it became a conservative strong hold, still true today. As a matter of fact Tennessee is a solid conservative state. There are pockets of zombies but what do you expect?

  • idman

    WP

  • JennieWalsh

    The mainstream media is owned and controlled by the globalist organized crime syndicate, the secret Satanic Illuminati the New World Order-Agenda 21 advocates.  Propaganda, lies, spin and bias are on the media menu every day.

  • allheart

    This is what happens when Communist runs things.  They have taken over schools, media and our own government.  Our freedoms are being taken away and believe me it wouldn’t be conservatives taking it away unless they were RINO’s.

    • frankhaas

      KTA!

    • fatman45

      allheart RINOs aren’t conservatives!

  • still praying

    see you on the internet

    • allheart

      still praying Until they take over that too which they are working on.

  • frankhaas

    Don’t buy it! Cancel your home delivery! This is not Germany 1930!

  • Terriern

    Why does the media have to kiss obama’s ass?  He’s a traitor, a terrorist sympathizer, a Muslim and a Marxist.  He a pos.

    • fatman45

      Terriern You answered your own question :)

  • yancie

    People, don’t purchase their paper.  You have the choice.  Make a statement, loud and clear.

  • tomno

    take a page from jesse jerkson: boycott the times free press; then hold a march and a sit-in in chattanooga.

    • daddycrc

      tomno We all know that WHITES cannot have protest or sit ins. They would find a reason to arrest us on trumped up charges.

      • RON G

        daddycrc tomno  daddycrc; Watch out for bobe.

      • tomno

        daddycrc tomno daddy, ty for the like. but i include all colors and ethnicities, for if one person loses his freedom of speech, we all do together at that moment.

  • kmilliorn

    It is bad when a government censors the press. It is even worse when the press censors itself! This is just one more example–albeit a glaring one–of what can happen when a journalist (even in an Op-Ed piece) tries to go against the MSM mainstream, which has been practicing self-censorship regarding Obama for over 5 years now.

    • marymason

      kmilliorn if it wasn’t for fox and rush, Hannity, Bill Oreilly, we wouldn’t get the truth on anything. Obama has bought all the news org. he has committed treason walked all over our constitution and don’t care what we the people think I’m sick of it

    • buzz13

      kmilliorn 
      How did the government censor the press in this case?

      • kmilliorn

        buzz13–For good or ill, the government did not censor the press here–the press censored itself, which is in some ways worse. In the case of government censorship, you can always go underground. But if your mind is so warped that you censor yourself, there is no hope.

        • buzz13

          kmilliorn 
          Since the article was published, how did anyone “censor” anything. The only issue for the termination was the writer’s violation of their headline policy and the manner in which he did it. I see absolutely no censorship in this case and side with the newspaper for upholding their policies.

        • buzz13

          kmilliorn 
          There was no censorship by the government or the newspaper. The newspaper enforced it’s headline policy, which I am sure the writer was aware of (only changing the headline after the editor had left for the day), which resulted in the termination.
          How is that censorship?

  • MusicGuy314

    Amazing that some people, especially some in power which one would assume means they have a modicum of intelligence, still believe in the “Felon-in-Chief”. This is the same reason I stopped reading the St. Louis Post Dispatch years ago. I’m not the only one. Their circulation is dropping like lead.

  • http://www.alphaprimeinc.com/ Hompland

    The next step is to do what the Nazis did in the 1930’s and 40’s.  Execute the dissenters.
    Propaganda minister Goebbels is present in this administration.

  • marymason

    we the people need to throw him out of our white house like Egypt did their phony leader. Obama, is a traitor is walking all over every one and our constitution etc. we the people have to save our country

    • Shirley Moore

      what else is it going to take before people step up and and say”enough “. it seems the leaders in congress are not taking their responsibility and standing up against those trampling our constitution underfoot. Where is our leadership,we have none.Obama is a traitor to the office he swore to uphold. The sad fact is he was re-.elected,in spite of his failed first term.

  • PaladinFirearms

    I read that article and I agree with the author 100%.
    It was incredibly written and provided incredible facts and statistics. The more to shame Obama.

    You can be assured that there was significant political influence in the decision to fire Mr. Johnson.

    I don’t know what wrongful discharge laws might exist in Tenessee but I can at least do this. 

    As a frequent traveler to the state I would often stop in Chattanooga as I’ve always enjoyed my stays there.

    No longer. I will just keep driving past Chattanooga across 24 into Georgia and spend my hard earned dollars there.

    I hope that SOME channel (FOX YOU LISTENING?) that holds integrity high than ratings will contact Mr. Johnson and extend to him an offer of employment.

    As for the Tennessee Free Press… I think you need to change your name or you might get sued for false advertising.

    • marymason

      PaladinFirearms I agree with you Just like rush, I wish fox would hire him as well I love him and Hannity. I ‘m so sick of this so called President and his dems they blame rep for everything but when ever they try to pass anything ole Harry, and Pelosi and the rest of them stop it dead in its tracks.

    • ZamesC

      PaladinFirearms
      Read the comments after the article .. He “provided incredible facts and statistics” — which were all WRONG!

      • PaladinFirearms

        ZamesC PaladinFirearms So Obama’s investments in Tennessee worked? Chattanooga is the hub for technical enterprises? Electrical costs are not going to increase at the end of the year?

        Get off your liberal propaganda box and research. the truth. Do you think I rely on a single story to form an opinion.

        Obama’s policies have failed miserably and he burned all his political clout getting the Affordable Health Care Act passed. Now he has no options except through executive fiat to try and move his policies along.

        You are so blinded by the idea of hope and change that you can’t see the real world or truth if it slapped you in the face.

        Sadly you are probably a registered voter and among the ranks of the ‘less than informed’ majority that votes based on the number of Facebook hits or Tweets any particular topic might have.

  • downenray

    The news report didn’t say the one who was fired wrote the article, just that he wrote the headline. His boss obviously is a fan of Obama. So he was fired. I wonder who wrote the article and how they fared in the face of the boss wanting “her paper” to be pro-Obama.

    • buzz13

      downenray 
      Have you ever used a computer before today?

      • MelGlickman

        buzz13 downenray 
        I’m missing your point…

        • buzz13

          MelGlickman buzz13 downenray 
          If you can use a computer you can look up anything you want. It’s not hard to do.

      • MelGlickman

        @buzz13 
        I’m missing your point. Can you explain?

      • SharonTaylor

        buzz13 downenray Do YOU have to look down your nose at everyone? Your superiority complex is less than becoming.

        • buzz13

          SharonTaylor buzz13 downenray 
          I find ignorance appalling, and willful ignorance even more so.  Being too lazy to use the computer you are writing comments on to click on a link, or look something up for yourself is also offensive.

        • SharonTaylor

          buzz13 SharonTaylor downenray It’s offensive Only if you think too highly of yourself.

        • SharonTaylor

          buzz13 SharonTaylor downenray It’s offensive only if you think you are better than everyone else which is exactly what your posts show.

        • buzz13

          SharonTaylor buzz13 downenray 
          So, you see ignorance/willful ignorance as something to be proud of? People on this (and other) sites are using computers to make comments. How hard is it really to use the same computer to search for information concerning what you are going to comment on. In this case, they only had to click on a provided link to get information.
          I do not judge anyone based on their intelligence level, but, rather, their lack of curiosity to find the truth when it is readily available.

        • ForrestHorn

          SharonTaylor buzz13 downenray He’s a troll and can safely be ignored.

        • Evermyrtle

          SharonTaylor buzz13 downenray He cannot look down his nose at a Christian. Christians are so far above the filth that dwells in the hearts of the antichrists. All that they do well, is persecute Christians with filth that pours from their hearts to their fingers and they paint every GODLY thing is sight with filth. There is one blessing there, too. JESUS CHRIST stands between them and us, the paint will not stick. Best thing to do is ignore all filth produced by any antichrist.
          Anyone who denies JESUS CHRIST AS THE SON OF GOD is an antichrist. This can be found in 1 John 2:18-23

        • SharonTaylor

          Evermyrtle SharonTaylor buzz13 downenray I agree with you. I feel sorry for people like buzz13 because he/she will ultimately pay a very steep price. As for Jesus standing between, I am so thankful for that.

        • SharonTaylor

          ForrestHorn SharonTaylor buzz13 downenray It’s eminently enjoyable to flag the post of a troll as offensive, so that’s what I do mostly. Sometimes, though, I reply before I can stop myself.

        • SharonTaylor

          buzz13 SharonTaylor downenray Not only do you look down your nose at everyone else, you believe you know what the rest of us do or don’t do. It appears that the only reply you will accept is what echo’s your own beliefs. That’s not the way it works, Sparky. Whether or not you believe you judge, from my perspective that’s exactly what you do and it is patently offensive.

    • Evermyrtle

      downenray Good to see you back!!!

  • VictorBarney

    SIMPLE! Deuteronomy 17:15 states that “we the people” would put over it the “forbidden foreigner(ONLY NON-ANGLO-SAXON in 6,000 YEARS to PRESIDE OVER ANGLO-SAXONS & England, our Anglo-Saxon “brother” proved u.s. to be “ISRAEL,” too including Judah, but by the seed of Joseph, NOT Judah(Gen. 48:16) with “the sun never sets upon the British Empire! U.S. had nothing left to accomplish but for our “WOMEN ALONE”(takes me back 6,000 years to ‘Eden.”) to place both the “forbidden foreigner”(ONLY EVER non-Anglo-Saxon EVER in history) & THIS TIME THE “RIGHT” SELF-PROFESSED(i.e., Remember Obama’s promise to Marxize(“fundamental transformation of government”) u.s. which our “WOMEN ALONE” JUMPED INTO AS BIG AS THEY DID 6,000 YEARS AGO GETTING U.S. THROWN OUT OF EDEN?) “ANTI-CHRIST”(MARXIST) Over U.S.! This time women are out to get man thrown off the whole EARTH! WATCH, especially beginning on October 5th, 2013, or on the Annual Feast of Trumpets(WAR) with our HEBREW, NOT GREEK, INSPIRED SPIRITUAL CREATOR!

  • daddycrc

    Well we all know the DICTACTOR OBUMMA will have consecration camps real soon. He’s NO BETTER that Hitler himself. First the press then the everyday person who doesn’t kiss his ass. Just ask rick Perry. Perry refused to kiss Obumma’s ass an Texas got NO help with 2 different disasters.  So either we BOW down an worship him an kiss his ass or we get locked up on trumped up charges or we get NOTHING. First he will issue an executive order taking our guns, Then he will control everything else, Food, Electric an gas.

  • JohnSweet

    Time to set the stage for the next salvation, this time by the democratic Hillary Clinton! strange how she is scald free from “what does it matter?”

    • SandyTrank

      JohnSweet Only because it wasn’t Chelsea that was killed.

  • pudbertsavannahga

    The Mu*zl**im Odu*m*bo and his corrupt way of government is no different than Russia or China or ANY other 3rd world Di*ckT*ater (sp on purpose) that OW*NS the media and refuses to allow any info that they don’t want The People to hear or  know…….. And the min**orities and whi*te college students who have been indoctri**nated by the liberal socialist profes*sors have all VOT*ED to continue what their parents have taught them,, that everything is FREE…

  • CarolynFerrante

    Since when are journalists in our country muzzled like a wild animal?  Isn’t the very essence of journalism expression from different points of view?  When George Bush, Jr., was Commander-in-Chief, were journalists punished for expressing their opinions of him?  HELL, NO!

    • buzz13

      CarolynFerrante
      Fox news fired two employees for refusing to broadcast lies to their audience. The courts sided with Fox stating that the “press” could require their employees to lie to the public in their broadcasts.
      http://ceasespin.org/ceasespin_blog/ceasespin_blogger_files/fox_news_gets_okay_to_misinform_public.html

      • RON G

        buzz13 CarolynFerrante  You’ve been spending way to much time with bobe!

        • buzz13

          RON G buzz13 CarolynFerrante 
          The truth is what’s important, not someone’s biased opinions. Just because you don’t like to hear the truth about something, does not make it any less the truth. I side with those who support the truth based on facts and evidence, not someone’s biased opinions.
          Maybe you should be spending more time doing research before commenting about issues you don’t know anything about.

        • RON G

          buzz13 RON G CarolynFerrante  Your research takes the word of one side. I take the word of the other side.  As far as research goes, you forgot to mention how many times CNN and MSNBC have been caught broadcasting lies. P.S. Your ceasespin sight comes up as a risky connection from McAfee.

  • porterv

    This isn’t new.  It is just becoming more blatant.  After the article was published, someone from the administration contacted the paper and demanded that the author be sacked.  That’s how the Obama nazis operate

  • http://www.InformingChristians.com/ InformingChristians

    Notice the article on that “news” site is full of bad comments about the article, but if you try to log in the system keeps showing an error. –This tells me that they are not allowing just anyone to comment.

    • SandyTrank

      InformingChristians  All the bad comments support their actions so they can’t risk anything contrary.

  • debree

    Finally someone speaks truth to power, what do you have to fear in this coming Hitler like crisis, this president is the most harmful with his limited goal of destroying The United States, he can thank the panty- waist corporations that bow to his brain-washed ideas.  Thank GOD we have some journalists with balls!

  • anncaste

    This administration has been corrupt since that nappy headed heathen walked in the WH. We don’t have freedom anywhere any more because of his anti American bias. Why isn’t he impeached for what he has done to us?? He deserves to be thrown out of office. We must remember those men who died in Benghazi and those who died because of holder’s twisted crime of giving arms to the cartels. This bunch of criminals should be brought to justice. I include that witch of the east clinton. If it were her daughter who was raped and killed we would be hearing something besides what difference does it make. The whole democratic regime has to be held accountable for the evil they are doing to this country. Those monsters in Gitmo have a better life style than our boys who continue to get killed and mamed in those dispicable countries in the middle east!! Its disgusting.

    • PaladinFirearms

      anncaste I agree with most of your comments but name calling only reduces you (us) to exactly what the left wants to portray us as.

      A bunch of racists.

      Why do you think Obama is making comments that unless he gets what he needs from Congress that racial derision will continue to get worse.

      We can do better than that. We MUST do better than that.

  • Patricialeath

    I logged in this morning to get the name of the President/CEO of The Chattanooga, Tenn. Times Free Press.  I got the name and phone number, suddenly it was gone.  Freedom of the Press?  We are facing a Nazi regime and it is very frightening.

    • ZamesC

      Patricialeath Oddly, it took me only 30 seconds.
      http://www.timesfreepress.com/contactus/
      What’s frightening is people like you taking your own inability to read a website,  turning it into a conspiracy theory, and invoking Nazis.
      It seem you’re the one that @http://www.livefyre.com/profile/8354719/ should be worried has voting rights….

  • sidhhds

    Why should the press be permitted to violate the Constitution’s clause pertaining to the Freedom of the Press?  They can practice censorship, however no other venue.

  • sliven33

    If you are angry with the paper and wish to express this so it is felt and will be recognized and will be meaningful to the press (paper), VOTE WITH YOUR MONEY!!!  They make their money through advertising so don’t patronize the advertisers in their paper.  I am reasonably certain the point will be taken and the press will listen to your request.  BTW don’t buy their paper either, cancel your subscription, just say no!!!

  • http://www.livefyre.com/ armydadtexas

    This article should cause an immediate chill down EVERY AMERICANS spine.  I hope and pray a REAL news outlet will hire up this reporter immediately.   This is called intimidation and harassment.  This is known as CENSORSHIP.  This is what happened in Hitler’s NAZI GERMANY and Stalin’s Soviet Union and Castro’s Communist CUBA, etc.  This is called TYRANNY.  This is what it sounds and feels like when the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution is trampled on.  This is Obama’s dream for America.  I hope you far, leftwing, radical extremist pukes are happy

    • Patricialeath

      armydadtexas we have got to band together as a nation and stop personal agenda’s.  our country is dying or dead.

  • pudbertsavannahga

    The REAL reason the South lost the
    War:
    It was the North placing
    Northern teachers in the Southern schools.
    Why the liberal North
    won the war (A
    clip from Ang Lee’s “Ride with the Devil” War For Southern
    Independence)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiZB3XCx99c

    • NoMoreMarxistsInDC

      pudbertsavannahga   Yep.  Just like putting American Indian children in schools with White teachers in the 1870s-early 1900s to break the Indians of their “savagery” and wring out the history out of their consciousness.

      • pudbertsavannahga

        NoMoreMarxistsInDC pudbertsavannahgaBy a CORRUPT northern government which refuse to abide by the Constitution which totally allowed secession….
        But like MOST liberals, the LAW means nothing to them !

        • buzz13

          pudbertsavannahga NoMoreMarxistsInDC
          Can you quote the section of the Constitution which states that “…Constitution which totally allowed secession….”?

  • Drosack

    LOL I rest my case.

  • stillhanginon

    What a crock of S*&T!  The journalist needs to ban together with other conservatives and start his own paper/blog.

  • jjmksj

    So we still have freedom of speech as long as we goes along with the liberal left program and don’t stray from the approved  party line.  Whether we agree with it or not.   Chills are not the only thing that runs down my spine.    If we intend to return this country to the principles of the founding fathers –  the ones we were living with until the racists, liberals, and just ordinary creeps got elected– we need to repeat and repeat and repeat the words of the Constitution that claim all men are created equal and have all the rights and responsibilities written therein.  Every time a Conservative or a Christian or a free thinker backs down, we all lose another freedom.

  • NoMoreMarxistsInDC

    It’s time people start boycotting NY Times, CBS, NBC, ABC and any paper that kowtows to the Obama Administration.  Put them out of business.  The NY Times has been going downhill for 10 years.  Time to drive the stake into their vampiristic hearts.

    • pudbertsavannahga

      NoMoreMarxistsInDC START ? ?
      I haven’t watched those liberal corrupt pretend news channels for over 8 years !

    • Patricialeath

      NoMoreMarxistsInDC How can we do it!  I am behind the boycott all the way.

  • nobama777

    I have to wonder, is he one of the fortunate ones? At least he is not dead!  I know how this sounds but it’s true. Obama takes his orders from Slumlord, Communist Valerie Jarrett, but I wonder who she gets her orders from.  I wonder if Obama even knows?  This is all so much bigger and dangerous! I believe that is why no one seems to take him  on, because they are stopped in their tracks by worldwide organizations. America is not America any more!

    • SandyTrank

      nobama777 Even the Clintons backed off…

    • EugenePennington

      Ole val takes her orders from georgie sor… better not type his full name out, his gov’t cronies will sieze on anybody saying that!

    • SharonTaylor

      nobama777 Jarrett probably gets her orders from Soros.

  • Tacflight

    This rag in Chattanooga Tn. is no doubt run by ulta left wicked and evil people.  Why else would they assault our Bill of Rights by openly doing this to a reporter who was simply writing a piece that he thought was right.  No,  this rag should be shut down.  Too many radical news papers in this Country are now doing this and getting away with it.  Of course this administration is not upholding our Constitution, let alone our Bill of Rights.  So they are most thrilled to have a rag like this running their message for them.  This rag is  like Chris Matthews who gets a thrill going up  his leg when he hears Obama speak.  This newspaper no doubt fits in the same category.

  • wwskinn3

    Problem is that we have so few real Americans left in this country.  We have become a country of aliens, atheists, gays, liberals and so many who really just don’t care about our history, our freedoms and our rights.  These groups only care about their own agenda and don’t really care if the country goes to hell or not as long as they get theirs.  It is a sad state of affairs but until some serious catastrophe happens here, none of these groups will ever work together for anything.  The America that we worshiped, fought for and supported no longer exists and I doubt will ever exist again.  The country is going the way of Detroit – we had it all and threw it all away.  You seldom get back what you threw away.  This is my opinion and I don’t care if anyone likes it or not.  I fought for my right to say it.

    • tiredofbums

      wwskinn3  Don’t give up hope just yet.  You are not alone. There is a solution. I love my country but I worship God. I’ve been given the great gift of being born in a country that has such freedom. I don’t intend to squander it.

    • PhyllisPrather

      wwskinn3 Amen.

  • william sutter

    the whitehouse is dirty very dirty<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

  • Minnesota Mac

    To Whom It May Concern
    The only way to fix this kind of problem is actually very simple.  We the people need to stop buying the products advertised on the TV news or in the newspaper.  It is only the almighty dollar that can stop this kind of one sided journalistic prejudice.  (No one will come forward to fight against it while the corporation is still making money because of what we purchase)

  • nahum

    The “majority” are now functionally ignorant koolaid drinkers who elect the “leaders” we are cursed with. Importing 30 million more from Mexico will seal our political fate and perpetuate state-sponsored propaganda in the form of yellow “journalism”. So face up to going underground and communicating in code.  Do the words unqualified, corrupt, narcissistic and ani-American ring any bells? How about illegitimate, incompetent and disingenuous? Notice the avoidance of simple terms like phony, liar and cheat, or any reference to anyone in particular. If the shoe fits you know who wears it. Next up: the wife of a famous floozy’s lying boyfriend.

    • tiredofbums

      nahum  I can get more truth out of the National Inquirer than I can from most local newspapers.

  • JimR480

    Uh, Drew Johnson wrote his article and titled it, however, he did not publish it did he?  Who “typeset” it? (I know, typesetting is an old term and is not used in big time printing, you get my meaning/)  Who turned on the printing press?  Who distributed the paper? etc, etc…  What a flimsy excuse for a termination.  No imagination.

    • ZamesC

      JimR480 The Typesetter/Printer/Paperboys work under the assumption that the copy they are given has been approved by the editorial staff, and was not subject to some last minute unauthorized changes.

    • buzz13

      JimR480
      Did you read the original reason for the termination?
      http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/editor-axe-telling-obama-shove-headline-article-1.1416006#ixzz2areAsCJ6
      The editorial was APPROVED for publication, with a more generic headline. The writer< Drew Johnson” changed the HEADLINE, after the editors went home. He was fired for non-compliance with the newspaper’s headline policies, not for the content of the editorial.

      • kmilliorn

        buzz13–You have to admit there’s something a bit odd about Johnson’s being fired “retroactively” for violating a policy that did not exist when he rewrote the headline.

        • buzz13

          kmilliorn 
          The policy did exist before he rewrote the headline and he was fired almost immediately after the incident. No, I don’t find anything “odd” about what happened. I would expect that it would happen to anyone who so blatantly violated company policy in any industry/corporation.

        • ZamesC

          kmilliorn What evidence do you have that this policy did too previously exist?  The fact that the article & headline was approved by the editors earlier, proves that the approval policy was already in place.

  • William Wallace

    The paper is a private enterprise and can control what it puts out. Heck, they can openly censor anything in their paper they want. We can boycott that paper and any advertisers therein all we want. Not defending the paper, but it’s their company and they can fire the guy if they want.
    The fact that media is firmly in the left’s pocket is nothing new. They are just more blatant about it now.

    • RON G

      William Wallace  So we hit them where it hurts. In the pocket book. People have relied on the press to be honest and print the truth for centuries. There have been a few that were honest. Very few.

      • Evermyrtle

        RON G William Wallace Thank the GOOD LORD for those few, who will always seek out the truth.

  • USCBiker

    And this is in the South and a red state that native son Al Gore failed to carry in 2000. Free enterprise or not, this guy should hit libs with the thing the hypocrites hate the most-their own tactics. I’d go after them with EEOC for wrongful termination and a massive lawsuit for infringement of his 1st amendment rights, esp. in an op ed piece.

    • SandyTrank

      USCBiker  Or he could start his OWN paper and print the Truth and we could all contribute to help him build it.

      • Ruben Garza

        As soon as he does I’ll be a subscriber.  Let me know, please.  Houston, TX 77045

    • ZamesC

      USCBiker EXCEPT a) private corporations are not bound by the Bill of Rights. and b) he was fired blatantly circumventing a known corporate policy, which is pretty much always a unquestioned firing offense.

      • downenray

        ZamesC He was fired for breaking a corporate policy which was first announced the day AFTER he was fired. The news was printed clearly and Zames must not have read what was there for all to read.

  • hadenoughtofOreo

    I am not surprised, CENSORSHIP has been going on for a long time in the form of not printing the truth. The MSM only prints what the Liberals. Socialist, Progressive and Communists what to be printed. The OUTHOUSE PRESS SEC. or PAID LIAR, comes out daily and VOMITS the talking points that they want to be spread to distract from any real truth or REAL SCANDALS. 
    A thought!!! We could all send emails or fax’es in protest to the RAG PAPER.

    • Lucky3511

      hadenoughtofOreo Anyone have the addresses and phone numbers, we could spread around to show the demoncrap we still have a few teeth left/

      • usmadgirl

        Lucky3511hadenoughtofOreo 
        Chattanooga
        Times Free Press, 
        400 East 11th St. Chattanooga, TN 37403. 
        Ph
        423-756-6900
        I hope you’ll ALL write or call them!  Drew Johnson deserves a medal for being probably the ONLY journalist in this city to tell the TRUTH!  
        I was born in Chattanooga & have lived here all my life & I haven’t subscribed to or bought this progressive piece of toilet paper for probably 20 years.  We used to have 2 news papers, The Chattanooga Times in the morning & the Chattanooga News “FREE” (not) Press was the evening paper.  They combined these years ago to make one big Progressive Pile of Poop!
        Most REAL “working” people in Chattanooga are Conservative, but all those transplants running the city are Progressives.  Chattanooga used to be the most conservative city in TN & we’re still at least a 65% conservative state, but liberal loons & “O’Dumbo worshipping” moochers are ruining our city.  Sadly, this is not the same city where I grew up!

        • USCBiker

          usmadgirl Lucky3511 hadenoughtofOreo sorry but a few transplants can’t run the city, unless they’re put in positions of power by enough voters. Is Chat. geting overrun with NE lib scum and the local bubbas are supporting them?

  • Ken1Lutheran

    The press is seldom your friend.

  • Woodworker

    Simple solution, for all who get his paper. Cancel the subscription or use it to paper the bird cage.

  • fatman45

    Freedom of religion is already well on it’s way out!

    • Evermyrtle

      fatman45 It is a sad undeniable fact, the world does not want the truth these days, they had much rather have a varnished lie, to cover up the truth..Those who have to contend with this should raise our/their voices loud and clear!

  • EugenePennington

    Everybody should cancel and boycott, maybe that will get these obamabots to come to their senses!!

  • LoriAnnClayton

    This man is an honest and truthful man who I feel like spoke for many of us. I hope Glenn Beck or Fox News or someone will hire him and allow him to continue to tell the truth.

    • Evermyrtle

      LoriAnnClayton My post on this site disappeared!!!!    How frustrating can things get??

      • LoriAnnClayton

        Evermyrtle LoriAnnClayton That’s really not good. Everyone should have the right to speak their mind.

  • fatman45

    Freedom of religion is already well on it’s way out!

    • RON G

      fatman45  That may be what the liberals want. But as long as we are capable of thinking it will never occur.

      • BobE

        RON G fatman45 When has the tea party even been capable of thinking?

  • Lucky3511

    Freedom is a thing of the past in America. Obama, Holder, Reid and Boehner have destroyed it. Now the main objective of the policies in America is to give the above named more money and power and take away all our rights.
    Drew is in good company, I remember when the Obamanation was first on the scene, one of his earliest scandals was to get a prominent talk show host fired from his show for speaking against this obamanation. Luckily for him, Fox picked up his contract. Maybe Drew will have to work for Fox. Sounds like they are the  government approved anti Obama platform.

    • TheBrigadier

      I believe you are referring to Lou Dobbs who fired from CNN for critical statements against Obama’s policies and his breaking his oath of office. The press sees this guy from Chattanooga gettting fired for breaking the Progressive line and what do you think they will do? Toe it or else. The press does not deserve any special protection as long as they are collectively and arm of the Democrat Party. I wonder if Cronkite hadn’t died in ’09, where we would he stand on this total lack of objectivity from the media?

      • Breed

        Cronkite despite the assumption that he was a sterling example of objective journalism was a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  He was very artful in discrediting traditional values in such a way that it seemed acceptable. Nowhere was this more apparent to me  than during his ‘coverage” of the Viet Nam War.

        • Tacflight

          Breed I salute you.  You have told the truth.  I was in Vietnam while Cronkite was doing his thing here in America.  The lies he told, which affected our military badly no end, and most people thought he was a nice person.  I would call him worse than a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  After tet 68 the NVA and the Viet Cong were severely beaten.  Even General Giap later confessed that was true.  Bu what was Cronkite saying, “if they can cause that much of a problem, then we are losing the war.”  In other words, the US military won the TET offensive in  Vietnam, and people like Cronkite was telling Americans we had lost.

  • ConservativeNotRepublicn

    I guess if the reason they fired him was because of the headline, then the Chattanooga Free Press needs to hire something called “an editor”.

  • Breed

    H.L. Mencken said that freedom of the press was limited to them that owned them and he was painfully correct.

  • Bob Higginbotham

    I read Mr.Johnson’s op ed when it first came out. It was refreshing to read the truth and I thought the Chattanooga  Times Free Press deserved a medal for allowing such commentary. Obviously, that thought is rescinded along with any positive thoughts about the newspaper. It seems the Free Press is no different than any of the other yellow papers that have abrogated their 1st amendment freedom. The Free Press management should hang their collective heads in shame.

  • chicago76

    Freedom of assembly is high on their list.  Any indication that people are gathering outside the government approved orgs are being assaulted.  This government wants to keep Americans at each others throats.  It does not want us getting into groups that may challenge its existence.

    • SandyTrank

      chicago76 Yes, they know United we stand but divided we fall.

    • EugenePennington

      That’s Always their Tactic, look at russia, china , etc

  • tiredofbums

    Seems like the owner of the “Free” press is scared of the dictator in charge. This journalist brought the truth and  regretfully, the heat to Chattanooga. Watch what the IRS does to the owner of this paper. Drew will find plenty of work elsewhere. He needs a pat on the back. He has friends he doesn’t even know about.

  • BEVO7

    “If we do nothing we must prepare to fall” Tomorrow I will be taking a few hours to load, aim & fire off; emails, tweets, phone calls, faxes and anything else I can harass the Times Free BS Pravda Press !!!  I’ll take a lunch break, re-load and do it allover AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DavidClements

    Write, call, e-mail this newspaper and protest the fact that they unfairly fired this journalists just for doing his job and speaking his mind. I bet if the article had been about a conservative figure or at least someone who had opposing viewpoints from their’s, they probably would’ve given him a raise.

    • usmadgirl

      DavidClements 
      Chattanooga Times Free Press 
      400 East 11th St. Chattanooga, TN 37403 
      Ph 423-756-6900
      You are absolutely right!  They would probably have given him a medal!

  • SilasDoGood

    Truth hurts (obama)….such a d_ckhead Fu_ktard!!

  • ForrestHorn

    You and others make excellent points and present your case forcefully. Then you say things like “if we do nothing, we must prepare to fall.” What, pray tell, would you have us do? Send money? Write our Congressman? Sign petitions? I’ve tried all that, and much more, and seen zero impact. “If the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle?”

  • BobE

    Am I missing something? Tennessee is about as red as a red state can get & it’s controlled by the GOP so can someone explain how this is Obama’s fault?

    • Jeff93

      BobE Get a f%#&in’ hobby Anti-American!

      • Tacflight

        Jeff93 BobE Good call.   Anti-American is a good name for that person.

  • buzz13

    http://lastresistance.com/author/frankcamp/
    Why did your link to the story omit the headline? The columnist was terminated for “violation of the papers headline policy” not for the content of the editorial. The actual headline was: ‘Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President: Your policies have harmed Chattanooga enough’

    and then this:
    “His initial headline was generic and the language was approved. But the paper says after his editor left for the day, he changed the headline copy to read “Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President: Your policies have harmed Chattanooga enough.”
    He knew what he was doing was in violation of the policy and he did it anyway, not the editorial, but the headline.
    You need to tell the truth yourself if you are trying to gain any credibility with your reader.
    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/editor-axe-telling-obama-shove-headline-article-1.1416006#ixzz2areAsCJ6

    • Tacflight

      buzz13 Do you read what your write?  Your little tale of a head line change does not make any sense.  What difference does it make if a head line is changed, the article is the thing that is going to be read.  It is obvious you have an agenda here, and you may very well be connected to this paper.  But do not insult my intelligence with your noxious tale.

      • ZamesC

        Tacflight
        Did you read the article?   The article was approved. The headline was approved.  Then the author deliberately and maliciously circumvented his employer’s well-established  policy.  That’s a firing offense at any business.

        • RON G

          ZamesC Tacflight  And your proof is provided by a source provided by buzz13 from a liberal paper that takes the word of one person.  We happen to take the word of the other person.

        • ZamesC

          RON G  Tacflight
          @Buzz13 was quoting the NY Daily News which is definitely NOT a “liberal paper”.  Johnson’s only defense is that “we change headlines all the time”, but the “we” in that statement implies that the editors are involved in that decision.

        • RON G

          ZamesC RON G Tacflight  Which received the information from the paper in question.

        • NavyJR

          ZamesC  Um, since WHEN is the NY Daily News NOT a lib paper??? It sure was, being about half a notch this side of the Daily Mirror which was so blatantly lib and a scandal rag it was a local JOKE, when I was living out there and reading it, as well as the Long I sland Press, and  Newsday, in the ’50s and early ’60s.  The Times back then was a notch closer to conservative than the News was, and the Herald-Tribune was about the same place as NYT.  In other words, there wasn’t a truly conservative paper in the region at all!

        • ZamesC

          NavyJR
          Let’s see.. The Daily New endorsed the Republican in three of the last four Presidential elections.  In fact, they’ve only endorsed the Democrat Presidential candidate THREE times in the last 70 YEARS.

      • buzz13

        Tacflight buzz13 
        So, if you work for a company that has policies as to what you can and cannot do, then you should be able to ignore those policies and do whatever you like. is that your position.
        It makes a big difference whether or not you comply with you companies policies or not, In this case it made the difference for the writer of having or not having a job.

        • Tacflight

          buzz13 Tacflight Journalism is not just a job.  It is not just a position.  That is why it is referred to as the 5th Estate.  Journalism is to engage the public and keep them informed.  The head line on any article is merely a suggestion of what that article is about.   To claim a reporter was fired because he changed a head line is not computable.  It don’t make sense.

        • buzz13

          Tacflight buzz13 
          Whether you like it or not, or agree with it or not, this newspaper had a policy about headlines which this writer knowingly violated.
          The article in question was not a news story, but, rather, an editorial piece. It had nothing to do with keeping the public informed, and everything to do with the writer’s opinion.
          Click on the link in my other comments and read it for yourself, or do a search on your own to find out the facts.

        • Patricialeath

          buzz13 Tacflight Based upon your condescending, contemptuous put downs of  conservative opinions, it is blatantly obvious that you are a paid informant for Obama.

        • buzz13

          Patricialeath buzz13 Tacflight 
          I have not “put down” any opinions expressed on this site. I have provided a link and explanations so that commenters can form informed opinions.
          I have no problem with opinions of conservatives, liberals or independents, so long as they are based on facts and truth.

        • downenray

          Tacflight – Many things don’t make good sense. But evaluating what Obama says is worthwhile. Journalists want people to read what is printed. Headline writers are invaluable. People don’t read articles with poor headlines. That’s why there are people hired by the newspapers to try to make sure the headline invites attention to the article. This writer was doing the job he was hired to do. Now he likely may have to move his family to another city in order to continue earning a salary doing what he does well and likes to do.

        • Tacflight

          Patricialeath buzz13 Tacflight  You have got to be out of your mind, or just crazy.  In everything I have written I have never leaned to the left.  I AM A CONSERVATIVE.  Before you open your mouth, (a written word is tantamount to speech) know what you are talking about.

  • buzz13

    If the commenters on this site would read something other than right wing propaganda they might just learn something.
    The editorial was approved for print by the editors of the newspaper, however, the writer, Drew Johnson, changed the headline after the editors were no longer available. He knew they would not approve the “modified” headline and, thus, did not present the editorial with it attached.
     http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/editor-axe-telling-obama-shove-headline-article-1.1416006#ixzz2areAsCJ6
    Lean to do your own research on everything you read and you won’t look like a bunch of RWNJ’s who believe anything that even smells like it might be “anti-Obama”

    • ForrestHorn

      buzz13 And your point?  :D

      • buzz13

        ForrestHorn buzz13
        You really can’t understand what I’m saying, or do you have issues clicking on links and reading in general?
        THE NEWSPAPER APPROVED THE PUBLICATION OF THE EDITORIAL (No Censorship)
        IT WAS PRESENTED TO THE EDITOR WITH A DIFFERENT HEADLINE, WHICH WAS ALSO APPROVED (No Censorship)
        THE WRITER CHANGED THE HEADLINE, AFTER THE EDITORIAL STAFF LEFT FOR THE DAY. THE “NEW” HEADLINE WAS NOT APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION AND WAS IN VIOLATION OF THE PAPER’S POLICY.
        I hope that helps. You could also click on the link and read it for yourself.
        http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/editor-axe-telling-obama-shove-headline-article-1.1416006#ixzz2areAsCJ6

        • ForrestHorn

          buzz13 ForrestHorn I fail to see your point with all this.

        • RON G

          ForrestHorn buzz13  Buzz13 is just a little bobe.

        • buzz13

          ForrestHorn buzz13 
          Willful ignorance seems to be a contagious condition on this and other similar sites. Go to school, get an education, concentrate on reading and reading comprehension and, maybe, you might be able to figure out what I’m saying.

        • http://aol.com jean1000

          buzz13 ForrestHorn Get a grip.  Yes, there was a headline change, which everyone caught by the way.   Why don’t the obama minions actually read the content.  If you all get your  heads out of your asses long enough, you’ll realize that is why he was fired.  The headline thing was an excuse.  After all you can’t criticize the exalted one in the White House.  We’re becoming an awful lot like Russia, wouldn’t you say — no, you probably haven’t caught on yet.

        • ForrestHorn

          buzz13 Son, I’m a 70 year old, 100% disabled/retired US Army officer, with two undergraduate degrees and a master’s degree, and have seen and done things you wouldn’t even believe! Calling me “willfully ignorant” and telling me to further my education so I can understand you is about as ignorant as anyone can get. Go tell yer momma she wants ya!

        • the_punnisher

          Are you a REMF? You sure sound and act like one. I not only have done things you would not believe, I’m still doing them!
          Get off your self made pedestal. Having sheepskins and whipping them out is no better than ” whipping it out so we can compare lengths ” and just as vulgar.

        • ForrestHorn

          the_punnisher 15 months in counter-insurgency ops, 9 months with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 6 of those as a Company Commander … that enough for your delicate sensabilities? You DO understand “100% disabled,” do you not? BTW … the only reason I mentioned education at all was to respond to buzz13 and his drivel.

        • buzz13

          ForrestHorn buzz13 
          If what you say is true, then your education was a waste of money.

        • AmericanMe

          ForrestHorn buzz13 Thank you for your service Sir

        • RON G

          buzz13 ForrestHorn  And my opinion, and I’m sure it is shared by others, is that your comment is a perfect description of  yourself.

        • RON G

          ForrestHorn the_punnisher  Buzz13 was giving a perfect description of himself. He pops up on occasion and attempts to impress everybody with his one sided research. In most cases he just votes for bobe.

        • ForrestHorn

          RON G ForrestHorn the_punnisher Gee, Ron, I didn’t eve know you cared! :D

        • ForrestHorn

          RON G buzz13 ForrestHorn [ Shrug ] Believe it or not. I don’t really give a crap.

        • ForrestHorn

          AmericanMe ForrestHorn buzz13 It was my honor. Thank you!  :)

        • Evermyrtle

          ForrestHorn RON G the_punnisher It is always hard to watch anyone post himself into hell but maybe he will learn and change, we can pray.

        • Evermyrtle

          buzz13 ForrestHorn You are a waste of blood, bone and tissue, sorry if the truth hurts.

        • buzz13

          Evermyrtle buzz13 ForrestHorn 
          You seem to have a problem every time you are confronted with the truth. Ever consider looking up information before you post (other than Bible verses)?

        • RON G

          ForrestHorn the_punnisher  Served with many members of the 173rd that made it through Dak To. Damn good soldiers. 173rd has an outstanding record and it’s an honor to address you sir!

        • Evermyrtle

          buzz13 Evermyrtle ForrestHorn my information comes from the only perfect source that exists, the WORD OF GOD!! Where does your misinformation come from? Never mind I neither need it or want it.

        • the_punnisher

          ForrestHorn the_punnisher 
          Since I’m disabled too, that levels that playing field. I also helped give you the G2 you must have so frequently used. No delicate sensibilities here, just trying to understand your DEFENSIVE ( and losing ) POSITION when confronted. 
          A supercomputer gave you the tools and G2 you used then and I was on the team that designed them. I DO NOT need to ” whip it out and compare lengths ” because those accomplishments are in the past. My ” me ” wall would have plenty more personal and technical victories than you have. I just do not rely on them. Excellence and genius shows without the certs and I have both….

        • buzz13

          Evermyrtle buzz13 ForrestHorn 
          And what, exactly, did God tell you about this article? Anything helpful?

        • RON G

          the_punnisher ForrestHorn  Punnisher, You have not demonstrated your excellence nor your genius.

        • buzz13

          Evermyrtle buzz13 ForrestHorn 
          What “misinformation” are you referring to? Could you refer me to the portion, quote, phrase, ect. in the Bible that explains why this writer got fired and what the policy of this newspaper was and is?

        • VictorBarney

          buzz13 Evermyrtle ForrestHorn “TRUTH” IS ONLY AVAILABLE IF YOU HAVE SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING & AS WRITTEN, THE WHOLE WORLD HAS BEEN DECEIVED! IT’S ABOUT JERUSALEM, NOT ROME, WHO(ROME) CREATED THE FALSE MESSIAH & EVEN DOCUMENTED JUST THAT!

        • SandyTrank

          buzz13 Evermyrtle ForrestHorn Everytime Myrtle gives a Bible verse she is giving you Truth, what is your problem with that?

        • ForrestHorn

          RON G ForrestHorn the_punnisher Thank you. They were great soldiers!

        • SandyTrank

          VictorBarney buzz13 Evermyrtle ForrestHorn  We are to discern the “spirits” to see whether or not they be of God. Only Born Again persons have the ability to do that because the Holy Spirit dwells within them. Rome takes credit for a lot of things but one who is able to discern the spirits knows what is of God and what is not.

        • Jeff93

          buzz13 Evermyrtle ForrestHorn I Hate people like you, your so full of HATE and BITTERNESS and NEGATIVENESS toward all people that even remotely disagree with you! Attacking their personality, intelligence or political beliefs! Your are the reason why this Nation is divided so badly & will take decades, if ever to repair! Like Congress is designed with 2 parties for checks and balances but that does not sit with you Buzz13 and others like you!

        • NavyJR

          RON G ForrestHorn  Thank-you for your service, gentlemen.

    • RON G

      buzz13  There you go again. Everyone is wrong because they take the word of one person over the word of another. Try doing some research yourself. There are two sides to every coin.

  • Miguel526

    As a reformed CA democrat, and as I applaud all of our online
    condemnation of, (in this case the Chatanooga Times Free Press), but, . .
    what we really need to do is to actually Do Something!  I have
    contacted the president of this paper’s organization, and read him the
    riot act.  He responded defensively.  Look the guy up and send him an
    email condemning his cowardice, his phone excuses, his outright lies he
    uses to advance his politically-based “firing” of Drew Johnson for his
    forthright stepping up for The Truth.  We can scream our heads off here
    and NOTHING WHATSOEVER gets done that will help in the slightest.
    Further,
    if just 30% of the effort expended on these comment threads was put
    toward undermining MSM’s evil empire which is powered & bankrolled
    by corporate advertising we could actually have real, true powerful
    effect.  I myself have helped get a national corporate advertiser to
    entirely leave one of our local liberal rags, an action which cost the
    rag $200,000 per year, since they had a multi-year arrangement.  If our
    success was repeated nation-wide 10,000 times, MSM would collapse in a
    little time.  Without OUR Cash, MSM would crash-land.

    So,
    let’s get going and go after MSM’s corporate advertisers (but be nice,
    positive, supportive of the corporation’s overall success).  Point
    toward local alternative ad venues, such as Cable TV, Radio, Online, and
    the generally surging weeklies (which tend to be conservative and
    inclusive).  Gently, but firmly, say that we need to see their ads in
    other local venues, too, or we will organize to boycott the
    corporations’ products/services, . . because, . . “We Have Had It!”. 

    Be
    polite and positive, friendly and supportive.  We received a thanking
    call call from corporate headquarters (from many states and time zones
    away for helping them see what was up in CA).  They are human too.  Be
    nice, Be Good, Be Powerful.  Remember MSM’s liberal operatives support
    more taxes, more regulation, and more dead businesses, & therefore
    More Unemployment!  Now Go To It!
    Serious problems encountered in posting comment.  Get Disqus!!!!!!

    • buzz13

      Miguel526 
      Have you even read anything about why he was fired?

      • Miguel526

        buzz13 Miguel526 C’mon now, how stupid do you think everyone else is?  I have traded emails with the Free Press’ top management, who clearly wouldn’t have fired a liberal editor for the same breaking of paper protocol.  Their lame excuse is just that: obviously a lie.  Can you imagine a liberal editor/writer being fired for similarly attacking George Bush Jr?  No? I didn’t think so.

        • buzz13

          Miguel526 buzz13 
          With the lack of reading comprehension displayed in these comments, I think the majority of the commenters on this site are extremely stupid.
          My family has been in the newspaper business for well over a century and this type of violation from anyone would result in his/her termination. Writers do not get to override editors or newspaper’s policy without sgnifiant and severe consequences, on any newspaper.

        • SharonTaylor

          buzz13 Miguel526 If our “stupidity” is so offensive, why are you still reading and commenting? That doesn’t say very much for YOUR “intelligence”. Apparently, your parents never taught you that you can draw more flies with honey than with vinegar. There’s a German phrase that really does apply to you: Eine dum anmasender Schweinhunde. Since you believe your intellect is so superior to the rest of us, google that phrase to find out what it means.

        • RON G

          buzz13 Miguel526  What violation? Your taking the word of one individual. Not proven facts. We happen to take the word of the other individual. The history of manipulation by this administration puts more credence to the author.  Your history is that seem to think that everyone who disagrees with you is wrong. Even when facts prove you wrong.

        • Evermyrtle

          RON G buzz13 Miguel526 We can give Buzz and his friends several titles; Troll and Antichrist are two of them but actually mean the same thing. We can find the antichrist name, that he carries the name of in 1John 2:22  Who is a liar but he that denieth that JESUS IS THE CHRIST: He is the antichrist, that denieth the FATHER AND THE SON.
          Not only does he deny the truth but he is publishing lies about our precious SAVIOR who died such a horrible death on the cross for us as believers.  HE did not have to do it, HE could have said “No’ I won’t do it” but HE died, and HE did it for the trolls and the antichrists, also that we could all have everlasting life in heaven with HIM..

        • Jeff93

          buzz13 Miguel526 Its not stupidity, its lack of knowledge at how the newspaper business works!  Don’t be a name-calling liberal.  My question to you is, doesn’t editors or someone have to approve all stories?  Someone had to give the OK for this article, a writer just can’t say ‘print this’.  My father was a sports journalist for 50 years, and that’s what happened there, at least with stories, not so much game results!

        • NavyJR

          Jeff93 buzz13 Miguel526 Far as I’ve always understood it, the copy editor has final say before anything goes to the type-setter.  Now that may have changed since I learned about those things as it was over half a century back… But it was never up to a reporter or feature writer to submit a story or article to the typesetter, except in small town operations where one often wears many hats in the operation.  Chattenooga wouldn’t qualify as a small town operation, in that context.

  • Richard Gibbard

    Journalists forfeit any claim to respect with actions such as this.

  • MelGlickman

    Thought op-ed needed to be vetted by more senior editor before printing.

  • DavidJines

    The “So called Free Press” has not been free for years. The unheard of pampering of this president is so biased as to be treated as “High Treason”. This is why you don’t keep readers because the people can get those same lies from the web for free.

  • archeryman

    With every freedom is a corresponding responsibility. We are free to object to presidential ideas, we are not free to be abusive and use offensive terminology. The implication was for the President to stick his ideas up his you know what. I would not have fired the journalist, just reworded his wording to be more acceptable to everyone and still get his point across. Would you want your children to read what the journalist had written?

    • wchurchill

      archeryman Oh, come on.  He used that phrasing because those are the words of a famous song and expresses succinctly people’s emotions on this president.  It was not meant literally.  Chill.

  • PaulBrown1

    Whatever happened to the freedom of speech?, well it was taken out of the English language and ripped up and burned in front of a cheering crowd of American morons, who have be possessed by the anti-Christ in chief. Our country has now been taken over by a bunch of demon pigs who’s only agenda is to destroy this country and our constitution, which believe it or not, took an oath to uphold and protect it against all foreign and domestic foes, but the problem is, he is one of those foreign foes. He is the enemy, forgive me if I am wrong, but aren’t we fighting the muslims and against the Islamic pig regime right now? Well then why did we put the enemy in power to screw us every step of the way. The freedom of speech now is a thing of the past, in the Bible it says the snit-Christ will take over all the media, TV, Magazines, Newspapers and Radio. Isn’t that what this pig has done now? He now controls everything we believe, read, hear, and watch. The idea of freedom of speech is gone and been buried, we had the funeral this week when we fired this reporter for writing this story. God Help us America, because we really are doomed NOW!!!!!!!

    • Tacflight

      PaulBrown1 Well said.  Kudos to you.

      • PaulBrown1

        Tacflight PaulBrown1  Thank you, sorry for some misspelling though, that’s what I get when I’m in a hurry and don’t read it over when I’m done.

    • Evermyrtle

      PaulBrown1 It is good to see you back in action.I haven’t seen anything out of you the last couple of days. Maybe I didn’t look in the right place.

      • PaulBrown1

        Evermyrtle PaulBrown1 Thank you very much for the following, it’s nice to be back in action again.

  • BobbyHutson

    A important thing to remember is, He is a Resident not a President, only idiots we call communist up hold obama.

  • NavyJR

    So much for freedom of the press and freedom of speech, both!  Since freedom of religion is tied up in the same Amendment, we can presume it’s gone as well, in FACT if not on paper!

  • http://dlbailes.com DLBailes

    Is everyone in America blind to the fact tha God Almighty gave us The Constitution and These United States of America so that we could be HIS PEOPLE willingly!  Obama has been a liar from the beginning, and just because he makes good speaches is not a reason to vote for him.  Who are those that are deceived by him (Obama) those who do not have a heart felt relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ only He can save us, not Obama!!

    • VictorBarney

      DLBailes Women OBVIOUSLY LIVE “ONLY” TO BE ABUSED BY SOCIOPATHS, ESPECIALLY BLACK ONES TO FORE FILL THEIR 6,000 YEAR OLD FIRST-BORN BLOOD COVENANT OF DEATH! No! We HAVE NOT SEEN ANYTHING YET; WATCH!

      • ForrestHorn

        VictorBarney DLBailes [ Eye-roll ]  Stir the pot much?

      • NavyJR

        VictorBarney  Excuse me; but you owe ME at least, if not evey other woman posting here as well, an apology!  We DON’T “live” for any such thing!  Nor would any of those I’m acquainted with on this site appreciate any such behavior;  You, on  the other hand are not only unnecessarily “yelling”, but being offensive and making assumptions you have NO  right to make as well!

        • Evermyrtle

          After reading all of his post we can know that he is not a responsible, intelligent individual person and should be ignored.

      • SharonTaylor

        VictorBarney DLBailes EXCUSE ME! Your blanket statement is disgusting. Don’t be deciding for women what they live for unless you wish to be called a misogynist..

    • ForrestHorn

      DLBailes AMEN!!!

    • SandyTrank

      DLBailes AMEN AMEN AMEN!!!

  • A_Nobody

    The citizens of Chattanooga can cure this. Stop buying the paper and withdraw any and all advertising. If they don’t they’re complicit.

    • NavyJR

      Yes, they can! Any news medium that stifles truth from its consumers, under whatever guise, has already made itself an enemy of the Constitution!

  • MelGlickman

    After following the exchanges/ dialogue I find myself in agreement with Buzz13 regarding protocols and not being censorship – despite his belligerence.
    Let’s face it though – none of this would be happening if Obama had been fired/ impeached for HIS malfeasance. Long overdue.

  • John W1

    This is  one of the reasons I will not buy a newspaper, they have gone out of their way to protect this P.O.S.

    • downenray

      John W1 – Newspapers pay salaries from advertising and sales of copies of the newspaper. When the bulk of advertising shifted away from newspapers and many who had relied on newspapers began watching TV instead, things had to change in editorial offices. In order to stay in business, they have to do whatever will please people who buy newspapers and who buy advertising. So they do their best to learn what “the public”and the advertisers want to hear and then to furnish what will sell copies of the newspaper and please the advertisers.

  • RobertWalker2

    I used to buy a newspaper now and then to use for washing my windows.  But I pick up the free publications now.  Peace, Robert Walker

  • El_locoJp

    Freedom of the press means freedom to agree with and promote the libtard agenda and philosophy.

    • NavyJR

      El_locoJp  No that’s NOT what “freedom of the press” means; and the fact that libs have “redefined” words to mean something other than what they do mean, is NO excuse for accepting those’ “meanings” as valid.  Freedom of the press means that the reporters are free to write what the facts and evidence show to be the truth, and for editors to express their opinions freely, regardless of who disagrees with those opinions, or who gets “caught” and sullied by the facts presented.  That is what freedom of the press is and always WILL be.  When Pravda is presenting truth more often than our media here, that, to me, is VERY alarming, since they used to be the WORST propaganda machine known, most of my lifetime!

  • chief1937

    We have freedom of the press so long as it praises our president. Must never print anything negative reguardless of truth sound about right?

    • NavyJR

      chief1937 Nope, we have a propaganda machine in LOCK-STEP with the agenda, except a relatively few outlets on the Internet, which do still seem to put out a semblance of the truth or enough that somewhere between the 2 extremes, you can FIND the truth if you’re willing to seek it.

  • JennieWalsh

    Everyone who has not yet seen it, should see (type in):  America, Freedom to Fascism—available for viewing free on the net.

    and apathetic-usa.com

    • Evermyrtle

      JennieWalsh It is coming much faster that I am ready for it, from freedom to bondage, in United States of America.

  • VictorBarney

    The prophetic two-witnesses of Revelation, chapter 11 will especially love you Sandy, as well as, the “InformingChristians” that you speak about Sandy, I’m sure. Watch…

  • Evermyrtle

    Sharon Taylor, I answered your post but my answer seems to have vanished. It may be down there somewhere but I could not find it. But I will say, again they cannot look down at their noses at us, they are so far beneath the one who created us all  that is not possible. HIS WORD say’s in 1 John 2:18 Little children,  it is the last time: and as ye have read that antichrist shall come, even now are  many antichrists; whereby we know that is the last time; and 1 John 4: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not the JESUS CHRIST is come in the flesh is not of GOD: and this is  that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world

    • VictorBarney

      Evermyrtle Ever read the line that the “whole world will be deceived…”? Do you even know that the name “Jesus” came out of Rome in the 1300’s(end of Dark ages, thanks to Britain) from RCC Philosopher Petrus Galatinus to represent the highest Greek Deity which was “Zeus” because it always had been the tradition of Rome to honor the highest deities of all conquered nations, Greece giving them “ZEUS?”  Question? What about the 3rd Commandment? I’m just wondering…

      • downenray

        VictorBarney – “Jesus” is the name of the One who was born in Bethlehem and who died some 34 years later in Jerusalem. The name didn’t “come out of Rome” but was carried TO Rome when Christians moved there.

        • VictorBarney

          downenray VictorBarney P.S. FACT: THERE ARE NO “J’s” IN HEBREW! IN FACT, “J’S” WERE ADDED IN THE 1300’s, AGAIN, IT SEEMS TO WORSHIP “ZEUS?”

        • Evermyrtle

          VictorBarney downenray JESUS is the English for YESHUA. There was also Yahweh and the trinity was Elohim. The Bible was transcribed into English in 1611. So what is your problem with our SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST AND THE 1300’S? If you do not believe go somewhere and hide yourself and let us worship as we please . If you can go your way and get along without Christians, I think we may be able to manage without antichrist beings.

        • SandyTrank

          Evermyrtle VictorBarney downenray  We sure can Myrtle but they will all be sad when we are gone!

        • downenray

          VictorBarney – The New Testament (apostolic writings) was not written in Hebrew, so far as is known. The early manuscripts are in Greek, which was the “trade language” used throughout the Roman world at the time Jesus lived. So why are you attempting to bring the Hebrew language into the discussion? It almost seems any Bible student should have known better. Some Mormons might not have been aware of the truth. But Mormon doctrine is so vastly different from apostolic doctrine as to make it irrelevant in any discussion by Christians. — Ray Downen.

        • NavyJR

          VictorBarney  No there still are no Js in Hebrew  But since the Greek “golden age” including their pantheon of deities, were WELL established and already waning long before the birth of Jesus, and since Saul of Tarsus, better known as the Apostle Paul, was RAISED and educated among Greeks, I seriously DOUBT he would have made much less fostered such an error as worshiping Zeus instead of Jesus, even in the 1st century, and I doubt the rest of the Apostles, who had all learned to read the Law and the Prophets as boys, in order to become men in the religious sense of their culture, {which prophets included Isaiah, a part of the material they would have read, in which much was foretold about their coming Messiah}, would have made that mistake either.  They knew the man, and what His name among them was, after all.  So your deceiver was probably induced by the Roman church itself to put forth that lie, as part of their paganization, which began in the 1st century.

        • NavyJR

          downenray VictorBarney The Jews of Jesus’ time would have known Hebrew, since their Law and Prophets were written in Hebrew and it’s still required for young fellows to be able to read them in Hebrew in order to be granted the status of manhood under their culture and religious laws.  So all the Apostles would have been able to at least read Hebrew and speak it sufficiently to read aloud in Synagogue at any time from any scripture in their texts of that period, which would be essentially the whole of our OT.  The street language of the people was more likely Aramaic than Greek of that period, except among the business people, and those dealing with foreign businesses in particular.  But Paul for certain would have  been fluent in Greek as well as Hebrew and probably Aramaic and Latin as well.  Luke also would have been fluent in Greek as he was a physician and that was the primary language they used, back then.  He also may have known some Latin. In Jerusalem it was more likely Hebrew that was spoken, with Aramaic more common in the Galilean region.

        • BobE

          downenray VictorBarney You religious kooks know NOTHING about your own faith!!!
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3N4ymHO-eA&list=FL932RS2vyXhXTuhlBd_h5aA&index=17

      • Evermyrtle

        VictorBarney Evermyrtle 1300’s??? He was mentioned in Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us (JESUS) make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth and over every creeping things that creepeth upon the earth.

        HIS NAME YESHUA; YAHWEH; ELOHIM WHICH MEANS THE TRINITY GOD, THE SON AND THE HOLY GHOST; JESUS IS HIS NAME IN ENGLISH!! And, of course HIS name has been bandied about  for thousands of years because of the spirit of the antichrist. Anyone which denies HIM is an antichrist. 1John 18,22
        18. Little children,  it is the last time; and  a ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrist; whereby we know that it is the last time.
        22. Who is a liar but he that denieth that JESUS IS THE CHRIST? He is antichrist, that denieth the FATHER AND THE SON.
        What about the third comandment? Matthew 22:36-40 
        36. Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
        37. JESUS said unto him, Thou shalt love the LORD THY GOD with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy Mind.
        38. This is the first and great commandment.
        40. On theses two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
        This scripture should give you a hint of where GOD is coming from.You are really are wasting your time trying to turn us as GOD’S people against HIM.

        .

        • VictorBarney

          Evermyrtle VictorBarney LOOK UP “PETRUS GALATINUS” & IF THE MAN WHO FOUNDED THE NAME “JESUS” IN ROME IN THE 1320’S SAID JUST THAT, OH WELL??? FIND ANY HEBREW DICTIONARY THAT HAS “JESUS!”

        • VictorBarney

          Evermyrtle VictorBarney NOW YOU KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU WHEN YAHSHUA RETURNS. HOWEVER, DON’T WORRY, IT’S A PECKING ORDER & EVERYBODY EVENTUALLY GETS CALLED, ALSO AS WRITTEN…

        • Evermyrtle

          VictorBarney Evermyrtle look it up and let me know when I had anything to say about the name JESUS being Hebrew? Actually Yeshua is the  Hebrew for JESUS.But is is senseless to worry about what we as Christians think of the word JESUS. WHATEVER ANYONE MAY CALL HIM, HE IS OUR SAVIOR AND THE SON OF GOD.

        • downenray

          VictorBarney – I’m sorry to be so late in noting the need to set you straight, Victor. The translations into English are from Greek manuscripts, not Hebrew. Old Testament books also by the time Jesus lived on earth had been translated into Greek and were normally read by most scholars in the Greek translation rather than the original Hebrew. This happened long before the 1300s. It’s surprising that any Bible student in the U.S.A. would not know that Jesus didn’t even speak to His hearers in Hebrew, but instead used either Greek or Aramaic in order to be understood.

        • MelGlickman

          Evermyrtle VictorBarney 
          To be historically accurate the Essene Rabbi and Jewish prince – descendant of King David – was only deified and proclaimed the Son of God at the Council of Nicaea by the prelates convened by Roman Emporer Constantine in 340 AD.

        • SandyTrank

          MelGlickman Evermyrtle VictorBarney Cults and false doctrine is nothing new; it existed when Jesus walked this earth as well. He warned us to beware of the leaven of the pharisees and antichrists then. They may have claimed He was but he was not “the” Deity God recognizes as His Son and that’s all that matters. Historical errors are common.

        • NavyJR

          VictorBarney  Maybe you should do a bit more research before you go to “hollering” at others about how right you are!  Yehosua, is the name under which our Messiah was born; contracted to Yeshua by family and friends; and it anglicizes to Joshua or Josh, from the Hebrew, which happens to be His birth nationality ergo the source of His name.  Jesus comes from the GREEK translation, Iesous, which was then anglicized to Jesus.  Your 13th century Roman church deceiver is not needed in the midst of that; it’s simply linguistics and nothing more.  But if you want  His birth name, the one given by His mother, it’s Yehoshua!

        • NavyJR

          MelGlickman  To be historically accurate, Jesus Himself said “before Abraham was, I Am”, the SAME name that Moses was told when he asked Whom he should say was sending him to bring the Hebrews out of Egypt, and when He asked His disciples who men said He was, Peter responded that He was the Messiah, again recognizing and stating His Godhood.  The Council of Nicea was an already corrupted human organization and NOT the ultimate authority on anything in truth!  God knows Who He is, and those who are indwelt by His Spirit do also.

        • MelGlickman

          NavyJR MelGlickman You do realize you are ironically quoting the bible that arose firstly out of the Council of Nicaea – later translated twice into Olde English, do you not? You are dependent on the King James version of the New Testament – a man-made construct centuries after the death of Jesus.

        • NavyJR

          VictorBarney Evermyrtle WHAT has that 13th century Roman deceiver to do with the name of the Mesiah, a Jewish born and raised descendent of David, in fulfillment of Yhwh’s promise to him, centuries earlier?  Mary was instructed to name her son Yehoshua, which means “God’s Salvation”.  I’ve already posted where the name “Jesus” comes from, so get over the deceit you’ve been following.  The derivation came LONG before the 13th century from Iesous, the Greek translation of Yehoshua, which was known in the 1st century!

        • Evermyrtle

          MelGlickman NavyJR  
          Did YOU know that you do not normally WRITE anyone’s history while the are living. Years after JESUS CHRIST was murdered on the Cross,  All of the writings Of the old prophets, Moses, David, Daniel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and others were gathered together and put into a book called the Bible. A better name for the book is simply, “THE WORD OF GOD!” IT IS THE TRUE WRITINGS OF GOD’S SERVANTS OF ALL TIME. It is a terrible shame that the world is ignorant of these facts.

          Forget all the lies that you have gathered in your lifetime and accept this as the truth of the Bible or THE WORD OF GOD being written.

        • Evermyrtle

          NavyJR VictorBarney Evermyrtle 
           Excellent!!!! Wish I’d thought of it.

        • MelGlickman

          Evermyrtle MelGlickman NavyJR I have an understanding that the Old Testament existed before the birth of Jesus – certainly the Five books of Moses. Judaism is over 5000 yrs. old.

        • deleted_18185612_csprop60

          VictorBarney Evermyrtle Please don’t use ALL caps.  It’s so hard to read and to read inflections into.

        • Evermyrtle

          MelGlickman Evermyrtle NavyJR JESUS existed forever before HIS earthly birth. You can find HIM throughout the Old Testament. The first mention of HIM is in Genesis 1:26 Furthermore GOD said Let us make  man in our image according to our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the heaven, and over the beasts, and over all the earth, and over everything that creepeth and moveth on the earth. Jesus was with GOD and helped HIM with the creation. 
          JESUS birth was to show man that JESUS could as a man could  face all the temptations and not sin to show that was not an impossible thing, I believe.

        • SandyTrank

          MelGlickman Evermyrtle NavyJR  It did but Jesus was and IS God Who became flesh to pay our sin debt. He always existed, always was God and only known as Jesus when He became flesh and dwelt among us. You need much more than human intellect to comprehend Spiritual things and lets face it, you don’t have it. You must be Born Again of His Spirit.

      • SandyTrank

        VictorBarney Evermyrtle  That is insane. I don’t know where you learned that but it isn’t correct.

        • VictorBarney

          SandyTrank VictorBarney Evermyrtle AGAIN: SEARCH PETRUS GALATINUS & READ WHAT HE SAYS, NOT ME…

        • Evermyrtle

          VictorBarney SandyTrank: Petrus Galatinus It appears to be hogwash thought by someone who did not have anything better to do.Perhaps someone whose Savior was not JESUS CHRIST. When I think JESUS it is not some fake idiot like you seem to think, but my heart whispers SAVIOR, SON OF GOD, DIED TO SAVE ME FROM HELL, IS THERE ANYTIME THAT  I CALL ON HIM, NEVER FAILS ME.

        • SandyTrank

          Evermyrtle VictorBarney SandyTrank  Jesus never fails us. He probably got it from the same group that claim they gave us the Bible.

        • SandyTrank

          VictorBarney SandyTrank Evermyrtle  It may read as you say but that does not make it true. The Bible is the only True Word of God and if it isn’t in the Bible, its a lie. Simple as that.

        • downenray

          VictorBarney – Why would anyone be so foolish as to look for a writing from the 14th century to find answers about what Jesus was called in the first century?

        • MelGlickman

          SandyTrank VictorBarney Evermyrtle  
          WRONG! The Bible – the second King James version – was constructed by clergy authors hundreds of years after the death of Jesus. God had nothing to do with it. Christianity was far more based on the ramblings of the anti-semitic and misogynist Apostle Paul.

        • Evermyrtle

          SandyTrank VictorBarney Evermyrtle With Glickman don’t worry about this one, Sandy!Something vital is missing.

        • SandyTrank

          MelGlickman SandyTrank VictorBarney Evermyrtle I have read all about that erroneous teaching and there is no proof of that. It is teaching that came about from a religious cult. You are the one in error. It has been grabbed up by certain religious denominations but there is no truth at all to that erroneous teaching.

        • SandyTrank

          Evermyrtle You can say that again! A giant piece of the picture.

        • NavyJR

          MelGlickmanOFF the mark yet again!  Ever hear of the Geneva Bible? Or before that one, the Guttenberg Bible?  Both predate the KJV.  While I haven’t read a Guttenberg, as my German is nowhere near adequate for that, I have a Geneva.  As for Christianity’s base, there were the Law and the Prophets some 400+ years BEFORE the birth of Yeshua, in HEBREW, which they all studied, including Yeshua as a boy, in order to meet the requirements of his bar Mitzvah.  Then there was a Greek translation of that, called the Septuagint, and those texts are much more frequently used as the basis of translations of modern Bibles than the KJV, which is LACED with errors!  The NT was originally written in Aramaic and/ or Greek also and many texts fo that from the 1st century have been found, among the Qumran scrolls, and compared and used also in modern translations of the Bible.  Paul may have been a misogynist, there are some indications certainly, that he wasn’t fond or comfortable about women.  However, since he was a Jew by blood, and a Pharisee by class, anti-semitism seems a bit of a stretch.  His Greek up-bringing outside the nation of Israel and his level of education from that may be confusing you.  However, the KJV, which was indeed ‘constructed” by the order of King James of England, because of the popularity of the Geneva Bible among the English people, over which he was jealous, is NOT the source for most modern translators of Bibles.

        • NavyJR

          Evermyrtle  Apparently so, Myrtle.

        • NavyJR

          SandyTrank Evermyrtle VictorBarney   Really?!?  You’d think Moses and all the rest of those guys who believed they were writing under the inspiration of Yhwh were just spinning their wheels for all those millenia, until the 13th century; but that was when the alleged “shroud” also turned up in Tourin…  interesting, isn’t it??    Lucifer must have popped in for a personal visit somewhere in that century…

        • MelGlickman

          NavyJR MelGlickman  
          Thank you. I’m impressed by  your more learned scholarship. Saul/Paul had tried to be accepted as a Messianic prophet by his peers but was rejected – hence his anger towards his fellow Jews. Kinda reminds me of the self-hating pro-Palestinian Jews of today – like Noam Chomsky – driven by left wing socialism. Ironic in that Israel was largely created by Russian Jews and socialists. The Kibbutz was modeled on the Russian Collectives.

        • deleted_18185612_csprop60

          Evermyrtle VictorBarney SandyTrank  That’s great~  Now we know the important parts of your blog!  Thanks and GOD bless.

        • Evermyrtle

          MelGlickman NavyJR You simply do not have a clue. It is a gigantic mistake, to try to write on something when you are so ignorant of the subject. You can so easily make a complete fool out of yourself and have done so. Don’t dig the hole any deeper. Study the “WORD OF GOD” before trying to discuss it.

        • MelGlickman

          Evermyrtle MelGlickman NavyJR I’m a well read Jewish Atheist. I do not begrudge other peoples faiths – only reject Islam as a cult. Wives were Christians which I supported. But for me THERE IS NO GOD – only a figment of man’s imagination and created in MAN’s image. I studied comparative religion as a hobby. You are clueless in my mind but not trying to convert you to Atheism. I fully accept that America was founded by Christians and is a CHRISTIAN Nation despite political correctness. I have no problem with Christian symbols in public places or reminders of our CHRISTIAN heritage like some atheists persist in combatting. I am not threatened by right wing Christian bigots – feel much more threatened by the Muslim OBAMA. So there is no “WORD OF GOD” being there is no God – only Man. Read “The Passover Plot” by Schoenfeld. Makes eminent sense. My belief about Jesus the well traveled Budhist.

        • Evermyrtle

          MelGlickman Evermyrtle NavyJR  
          Clueless in your mind? Who cares? It is the mind of GOD which can save from everlasting Hell and give everlasting Heaven. 
          Figment of my imagination? I have the goods, the truth, these are not “figments” these are facts, facts that you cannot afford to do or to be without if you have the slightest chance of an everlasting home with GOD AND JESUS CHRIST. All antichrists have a great line of ridicule, spite and hate, oh yes and name calling. JESUS CHRIST promotes “LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF!” Please wake up before it is too late ans accept HIM as your SAVIOR.The only thing Satan can give you is and everlasting home with him in hell.

        • MelGlickman

          Evermyrtle MelGlickman NavyJR I don’t recall any spiteful or hateful comments I’ve made or even ridicule…quite the contrary I’m quite tolerant of even indoctrinated and doctrinaire bible thumpers like you…whereas you are attacking my beliefs rather intolerantly.
          There is no Satan either.
           Much of what Jesus preached was borrowed from the ancient Jewish Philosopher MAIMONEDES and mixed with Zen Budhist philosophy which he discovered and admired on his trip to the far East – notably India – as recorded by scholars studying his “missing” years not included in the New Testament – before entering Jerusalem. Why He was so popular with the downtrodden Jews under Roman rule of His day and as opposed to the vengeful God of the Old Testament.

          But your mind is closed to new information – blindly keeping the Faith without study or investigation – like most indoctrinated Believers. Like Islamists. Good for you. I don’t wish to convert your beliefs to mine.

      • NavyJR

        VictorBarney Evermyrtle  I don’t know the Greek origin of Zeus; but I do know the Greek origin of Iesous, which is the translation of Yehosua, Hebrew for “God’s salvation” often anglicized as Joshua, and Iesous has been anglicized as Jesus; that’s where it came from LONG before the 13th century, NOT from Zeus!

  • downenray

    I don’t find my comment, so will repeat that he reports that the person was fired for circumventing a corporate policy which was first announced the day after he was fired.

  • downenray

    Do we look for news in the New York TIMES? Why would we? The man was just doing his job, same as always.

  • JennieWalsh

    http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2013/08/02/establishment-left-and-right-agree-on-nullification/#.Uf1DpsV7TTo
     You have to scroll down on the page quite a ways to see the 55 minute video by Max Igan: “Crime and Government”.  Very good video.

    • NavyJR

      JennieWalsh  TAC is a good resource in general; particularly for those seeking a way to help block this juggernaut.

  • MikeSlaney

    When the Chattanooga Free Press joined with the Chattanooga Times, it
    was a foreseeable disaster. Conservatism joining Liberalism. Over the
    years the balance has been toward the Liberal side like the frog in the
    pot as the water temperature rises. Over the years the paper has
    declined in users and readers. In early history, Chattanooga was
    predominately Democrat but gave way to a strong conservative base which
    exists even to this day. Obama has his eye on Chattanooga which
    explains his visit to Amazon here. Appears, Amazon may be a puppet of
    Obama, any which way we personally stopped using Amazon a year ago.
    The whole visit was a PR stunt for both, and Johnson’s comments were
    correct so what do you expect from a bunch of mentally ill Liberals.
    Obama’s Job policies have been dangerous for America all around, so take
    those policies and “push them” into the ocean. Most of the people of
    Chattanooga depend on the LORD, NOT GOVERNMENT, we don’t want a spoiler.

    • NavyJR

      MikeSlaney The wisdom  of not being unequally yoked doesn’t just apply spiritually.  Most mule skinners or other team {animal} drivers were well acquainted with that wisdom, and why it was a bad idea.  Seems the owners of those papers didn’t know it, however, or one did and the other not.  But more and more in our world today, we MUST avoid such unequal yoking at ALL levels, lest we also be tainted by the poison being spread as “truth” and “progress”.

  • the_punnisher

    I’ve Administed a troll board and helped design the Y-MP and improved X-MP supercomputers. You are posting your drivel on the TCP/IP, DARPAnet followon that I helped put together for Cray Research. These are facts and I suspect that many of the people ( including YOU ) are nothing but TROLLS trying to stir up trouble. Take your s**t to TrollValhall where it belongs. On the genius issue, I know my IQ, Do you know yours? As to having done more personally, I lhave been licensed for land, undersea and in the air.  I have my own lab just like the one I had at Cray with the same equipment and my several XJ12’s, true comfort at 150MPH and not like masochists in their uncomfortable road rockets. 
    What have any of you other TROLLS have done lately? This is my last post on this OT subject, back to the real issue…

    • SharonTaylor

      the_punnisher So everyone here is a Troll, except you, right? That’s interesting, because YOU sound like a self-absorbed Troll who thinks he/she is better than everyone.

    • RON G

      the_punnisher   You put down a veteran, then tslk about how great you are. I’m not impressed. To me you’re all talk!

      • SharonTaylor

        RON G the_punnisher  The punnisher really is full of him/herself isn’t he/she?

    • deleted_18185612_csprop60

      “The Punnisher”:   When did someone dies and make the the’ PUNISHER’ (N):   Or do you mean you are a Punster?  I don’t see that in your writings either.  But you sure are quick to PUNISH  anyone who opposes your point of view.  We’re all ‘trolls’???? Really?? You are the only ‘real person’ on this board?

  • Tacflight

    Patriciaaleath, I am a Conservative.  What are you?

    • Patricialeath

      Tacflight I am an American.

      • Tacflight

        Patricialeath Tacflight Then go back and read some of my earlier emails before you call me a supporter of Obama.  How did you come to think that?

  • Tacflight

    The email I wrote was in support of that fired reporter.  I am not sure just what you are getting at, but if you are in support of the paper that did the firing, I do not accept your argument.

    • PinkOnion

      I support the fired reporter too. If every reporter who writes against Obama is muzzled, there is no more freedom in this country. Our country has turned into a dictatorship. And God help us.

  • Maggietish

    What we are experiencing is Chicago Politics.  All of the corruption of Chicago is running freely throughout Washington, the White House and Attorney General’s office.   The main stream media gives President Obama and all liberals carte blanche to act anyway they choose to act whether its against the Constitution or not.  Freedom of the Press is a Constitutional right and WE THE PEOPLE are getting beyond sick of those who think they can disregard it and change America.  The press and media have long sold their souls to the far left and have lost any sense of integrity, honesty and ethics.  I applaud  Drew Johnson for exercising his God given rights under the Constitution of Freedom of the Press.  The Chattanooga Tennessee Time Free Press is wrong and has fallen into place with the majority of the press/media who have sold their souls to the far left.  Since there is so much that they choose to censor, why haven’t they censored Charlie Rangle since he just made a racial slur toward the Tea Party (all American citizens) in calling them “white crackers.”  Everyone else is censored immediately by the press/media (most recently Paula Deen) so where is the press/media holding Charlie Rangle to the same censorship?

  • PinkOnion

    Don’t worry. Once Obama is out of office we will have all of our freedoms back and some money too if the next  president will not be into frequent,  lavish and luxurious vacations.

    • ForrestHorn

      PinkOnion One can only pray and hope.

      • PinkOnion

        Yes, hope and pray and chose the right person next time, if present one cannot be impeached.

      • NavyJR

        ForrestHorn PinkOnion Definitely pray, hope, and stay straight with our Creator, and do your best to vote wisely, just don’t invest too much in the human factors here is all…

        • ForrestHorn

          NavyJR ForrestHorn PinkOnion “Let God be true, but every man a lier.” “Rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing, and ineverything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

    • PaulBrown1

      PinkOnion That would be nice as long as we don’t have another fixed election and another demoncrap gets back in again.

      • PinkOnion

        True. That is why we should all be vigilant.

    • MelGlickman

      PinkOnion No one knows how to suck at the public teat better than a socialist. Both Obama and his extremist wife are mightily abusing the taxpayers. The least of their affronts but damn expensive. And now Hilary is poised to take over. The GOP had better find a viable opponent next time around. One that appeals to the fickle middle – not just the right wing or the Tea Party stalwarts.

    • NavyJR

      PinkOnion Sorry, PO, but I would NOT bet money on that if I were you.  Between the laws that block any investigation of voter fraud and the mass amnesty that WILL be pushed through no matter what we citizens say on the subject, and the NWO agenda which is being shoved forward at increasing speed, somewhat like a runaway freight train coming down out of the mountains with no brakes whatsoever, I believe the ONLY thing that is going to stop this is the Second Coming; and that’s not going to happen for awhile yet, since, while we’re right on the brink, the last piece to start that countdown has not yet been put into place, then add 7 years, and establishing the NWO is part of that, unless I’m really off track here.

      • PinkOnion

        NavyJR PinkOnion  Navy, I am always an optimist. I still think we should try to stop this ran away train before it hits us. Obama and his cohorts are only human like us. And therefore, also vulnerable. However, if we do nothing, then they can just do whatever they want,  to our detriment. I still try to email my congressmen and senators. And during this whole month of August, when Congress is at recess, I will visit my Congressman because there is no Town Hall meeting close to me. We should be heard. Are you familiar with NumbersUSA? They are good with free emails and contact telephone for the politicians. Remember what the saying is? God Helps Those Who Help Themselves. It may be hard work at this point. But we should at least try. God bless you.

      • EugenePennington

        The LIAR, is your LIAR in chief bobby boy!!    LOL!!

    • Evermyrtle

      PinkOnion  
      Wonderful dream but I do not think we will last that long as a slightly free nation!! The  imposter will become the dictator, if the world is still standing.

      • PinkOnion

        Evermyrtle PinkOnion We do not want to be a slightly free nation. We want to be a free nation. It’s not over till it is over. We should assert ourselves as Americans, legal Americans. Do not condone politically correct actions, especially those that are important to our nation. I emailed the principal in a school here in my town, when he did not want his players to go to Arizona because he has players that are illegals. I think he got a lot of flack. We should at least let these people know that what they are doing is detrimental to our country. We should not act like pushovers because other people will take advantage of that.

        • Evermyrtle

          PinkOnion Evermyrtle I am not condoning,anything. I am speaking the truth as I see it. We have very little freedom left at this point and the illegal still has 31/2 years to go . How much freedom do you think he will leave us if he has his way? Everything right now is coming up roses, as far as he is concerned. .If we have any freedom left, after he is through with us, it will be only through the “BLESSINGS OF GOD!” We had best get, t either to work and get the destroyer out of there or be prepared for bondage.Wishing will not save us!!

    • SilasDoGood

      PinkOnion Pink, Obama will NEVER be out of office.  Mark my words this day, within the next 12 to 18 months, there will be a civil war in America that Obama will be behind it.  Marshal Law will be declared.  Under Marshal Law, all and I mean ALL elections are placed on hold.  During the fighting, the Senate and House will be disbanded and Obama will proclaim himself King – with the FULL SUPPORT of the United Nations.  Look for this shortly following the 2014 elections when the Demotards will get CRUSHED!!!
      This is no longer funny folks.  There is no “Wait until Obama is out of office”.  Our very existence will be decided in the next couple of years and I for one, have already made arrangements to be well armed and have my family safely out of the country. 
      Conservatives and Patriots and Independents better wake up QUICK!!!!
      Be Prepared, Be Armed, Be Ready to Fight to Protect your Family and Property………

      • MelGlickman

        SilasDoGood PinkOnion I sympathise with your sentiments but I wonder…from a practical point of view…where will you go after arming yourself so well? Hard to cross most borders armed to the teeth – notably Canada. Mexico?

  • chvietvet

    Optimism is out of place here.  Our president is just a front man for a really corrupt gang of criminals, who are entrenched in big government for life.  They will never allow anyone to run for office for either party who might upset their apple cart.  Reporters have nothing to say.  They are under the control of editors, who take orders from the bosses who really control our government.  How else could the government kill off about half a million Vietnam War veterans without anyone noticing?

  • AntonioSosa

    Unless Democrats are stopped, they’ll continue to steal elections.

    Obama did not win. He STOLE the election, the same way
    Ahmadinejad, Morsi, Putin, Chavez and other Islamic/commie dictators steal
    elections — via a controlled/complicit media, lies, manipulation, intimidation
    (IRS, EPA, OFA, etc.) and MASSIVE FRAUD! We are no longer free! We have a
    commie dictator in the White House!
    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/51327

    • Tacflight

      AntonioSosa You have spoke the truth.  It is amazing that most American Voters today don’t educate themselves about the candidates.  I read one of the two books about Obama before the 2008 election.
      I told many I knew and most of my relatives that he was a bad choice.  All I got was “Oh no, we need change in Washington.”  Well, that change is not going over too well.

    • BobE
      • Tacflight

        BobE AntonioSosa Antonio this person, Bob whatever, is not telling the truth.  I can send you the names of the books.  They still have them in my library which is where I got the book that I read.  Bob E is a little too clever by half.

        • BobE

          Tacflight
          BobE
           AntonioSosa
          It’s not a crime to be gullible or stupid, but do they have
          to make such a fuss about it?

        • EugenePennington

          LOL!!  oel bob is a perfect example of one of ole barrys Convenient Idiots!

      • http://www.livefyre.com/ armydadtexas

        BobE AntonioSosa Don’t let the facts get in your way of left wing tripe

        • BobE

          armydadtexas BobE AntonioSosa FACTS? You have none other then what some moron put up on the internet. They have ZERO facts to back up their claims. Here are the facts that you can check out for yourself (assuming for a moment you’re bright enough to do so)
          http://www.factcheck.org/2013/01/voting-conspiracies/

      • Mikeslaney

        Hmm, checked out factcheck.org, You did realize that some of the foundations that support this “facts check” organization are Liberal at best ? I would dare say if any Conservative. One had assets of1.4 billion and supported organizations non-conservative and anti family. So the real question would be how accurate and honest is factcheck.org? I think its best not to let other people do our thinking for us but do the old fashioned gumshoeing. After all, that’s what helped get us in this place of misinformation and deception.

    • MelGlickman

      AntonioSosa Imagine. Both a Saul Alinsky inspired One World UN Government Communist AND a Muslim Islamist all at once!

    • EugenePennington

      You are so Right On!

  • Don York

    We will only continue to lose our liberties as long as we keep putting liberals in office. Vote these bottom-feeders out!

    • MelGlickman

      Don York In this blog you are preaching to the converted. While Hilary leads in popularity for 2016. You need to preach to the Blacks, the Hispanics, and the Elitist Leftist Unionist Socialist Intellectually Superior and Needy Entitled Politically Correct yahoos, academics and the left wing MSM.

  • http://www.livefyre.com/ armydadtexas

    Don’t let facts get in your way

  • dheath9378

    … and this is life under a communist.. and that is just what Obama is… those who do not recognize it are either stupid or communists as well.  Day by day he is taking away our freedoms.. Be Aware America.. BE Alert!!

    • EugenePennington

      It would take a a Moron or Imbecile OR one of ole barr’y’s convenient Idiots to not see  the Destruction of the country that is happening under this Socialist/Communist and all of his Cronies!  By the Ignorant replies, it seems there are some of each!

  • http://misssionoutreach.org Ray Downen

    We should not be surprised when truth-tellers are fired from the public press. We do rejoice when the truth is told, which in many newspapers and magazines nowadays is seldom.

  • Sandra Lee Smith

    @ MelGlickman: I’m not sure what’s going on with the site today, but I can’t locate in the queue where this should rightly go to respond to your comment to me, of this morning. In any case, I shall endeavor to do so here, since I do have it in full in my inbox.
    I admit to bias with respect to my beliefs and feelings associated with that, but I’m not sure the word “tainted” is appropriate; as that implies toxicity. Be that as it may; I won’t dispute you with respect to Maimonedes, as I don’t know his work well enough to do so reasonably. With respect to Buddha, however, I wasn’t intending to imply he’s a god, I know he was an Indian prince, a physical person, whom later followers have somewhat diefied, but he never claimed any such role; what I was attempting to illustrate, apparently unsuccessfully is the polar opposition in philosophy of the 2 religious systems.
    As to the claim that Jesus traveled to the far east; doubtful. His was a poor Jewish family, and it’s known He worked with Joseph in the carpentry shop in Galilee. There’s NO record of Him ever leaving Israel at all, and neither could His family afford to have Him not helping to support the family. The culture of the time and the nature of His human family being what they were, that sounds to me like one of many efforts to discredit Him and make Him out to be something He was and is not. When or if I come onto other information which the Spirit confirms to me that is different than what I have on that, I will alter that belief. But at present, the only POSSIBLE influence I can even conceive Buddhism having on Yeshua would be negative, as it’s in direct opposition to the plan Yhwh has been giving us from the beginning, and His instructions to us for what He wants of us.
    Let me ask you this: do you consider a judge who pronounces a contempt of court sentence on someone behaving in contempt of his judicial authority to be out of line? Because it seems to me that would be the standard you ARE applying to Yhwh when He acts in justice toward those who are behaving in contempt of His “court” so to speak. As Creator of all things, it would be within His right to establish the rules of conduct, and when those are violated, to penalize the violator. Also consider, that He does GIVE us each free will to choose whether we will follow the established rules or not; and when one chooses not, that isn’t stopped, but there ARE consequences, which I realize is not a popular concept in modern society, but exists never-the-less.
    With respect to how the Muslims feel about Israel, I have a VERY good friend, in Kuwait, with whom I converse regularly, and have done for several years, and that’s not precisely how he presents the resentment to me. Presently he’s also claiming atheism although he was born and raised in Islam, so is quite well versed in that subject, and he’s a well educated young man. For the present, I’ll go with his explanation. They view it, he tells me, less as a punishment from Allah on them, than as interference in their politics by the west, notably the British and Americans, but at the behest of Zionist Jews whom they, largely believe run the Brits’ and US’ governments. Again, if better information comes along, I’ll examine it, as openly as I’m able.
    Jesus didn’t teach a “different God”; He emphasized the merciful side of Yhwh, yes, but not a “different God” at all. Understanding that you are speaking from a position “on the outside looking in”, I can understand how it might appear that way. Also having struggled with some of the seeming “opposites” myself, I can appreciate your position. But the truth is that Yhwh hasn’t changed Who He is; we all “wear different hats” at different times with different people, and Yhwh is like that as well. At some times He seems a “vengeful tyrant” and others a “benevolent Father”. But those are aspects of the One Being, not different persons! What Yeshua released the people from was the struggle to be “perfect” in order to attain salvation; but that plan was fully presented throughout the Law and Prophets as well, what we call the OT. Abram, David, Isaiah, Ezekiel and many others presented and lived in expectation of it fully during that period of history. Even Eve knew it was coming, she being the one to whom the first promise of it was given clear back in Genesis 3. But Yeshua preached nothing “different” at all; it was there, from the beginning. The people didn’t see it because their own GUILT got in the way, and bred fear in their hearts. All Yeshua did was open their eyes to what was already in their own scriptures. He stated plainly He hadn’t come to destroy the Law, but to fulfill it. By living the perfect life according to the Law, He could be the sacrifice to take on the penalty for ALL our sins, but He could only do that for ALL because He was and is God also. He had to live the perfect life as a Man, but He had to be God to cover the sins of all humanity at the same time. I know I’m explaining that not well, but it’s a concept that one really has to simply accept, not try to dissect, and I don’t know how to explain it better. When you have the guidance of the Holy Spirit, it makes better sense, because your spirit can understand it on that level; whereas the human mind simply can’t grasp it, and again I wrangled with that myself so I do know by experience as well as intellectually.
    Comparing Allah, whose earlier incarnation was a deity of war and violence, before he was the moon god of the region, particularly among the Babylonian culture, to Yhwh is a bit of a stretch, since it was Allah from whom Yhwh called Abram away to worship Yhwh, after he’d grown up worshiping Allah in Ur. I may be wrong, but what I do know about Allah would indicate he may have been based on either Lucifer himself or one of his fellow fallen angel, but much further back in history, based on the character of the present deity worshiped by Islam. In any case, there isn’t the least indication of love in that deity that I’ve ever seen, or that my friend I mentioned earlier has noticed either; it was the blatant inconsistencies that drove him away from Islam to begin with, coupled with the overt cruelty.
    Roman rule wasn’t all that different than any of the other empires the Israelites lived under off and on throughout their history, insofar as its oppression and cruelty to those it considered less than itself. Neither were the people all that different themselves under that oppression. What got them into trouble was their repeated straying from Yhwh, and following false deities, such as Allah, in the first place. And that has more to do with basic human nature: most humans would rather take the easy route; not strive to be their higher and better selves, they’d rather give in to their more “animal” natures, and follow the route of ‘immediate gratification”, which our society shows quite clearly, I’d say. Yhwh calls us to follow His way and strive for our higher and better selves, and the other deites didn’t do that, so the lazy and human followed those. But it has consequences today, just as it did then.
    I respect that you’vve made your choices and I won’t force mine on you, any more than I do my friend. I appreciate that you don’t seek to force yours on me as well. I wish your fellows were as considerate.

  • Forrest Horn

    Just remember this when SHTF: “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.”

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