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Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: September 04, 2020 09:13AM
It seems so random it’s baffling.

Could this be some attempt to preemptively mute any internal pushback on the military’s recent declarations that they will in no way intervene in election issues?

USA Today
The Pentagon has ordered Stars and Stripes to shut down for no good reason
Trump wants to pull funding from Stars and Stripes, a newspaper for American troops that began in the Civil War and has been serving our soldiers.




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/04/2020 10:15AM by Blankity Blank.
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Re: Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 04, 2020 09:21AM
I would imagine that they are prohibited by both precedent and statute from being partisan, but do they publish letters from servicepeople?

This certainly smells like a Trumpian response to some perceived slight.

Or...maybe Vladimir wanted proof that his puppet would do his bidding, no matter what. wink smiley
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Re: Just another bright, shifny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: samintx
Date: September 04, 2020 09:34AM
Notice every organization foreign or domestic that doesn’t have Cheeto’s hand is or cohorts being shut down. Dictatorship ala mode.
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Re: Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 04, 2020 09:36AM
Unbiased news sources are not allowed. Maybe Radio Free American will be bought by Sincliar.



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Re: Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: Pam
Date: September 04, 2020 09:37AM
Seems like his response to his disgusting comments coming to light. He wants to control all media. VOA was the start.
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Re: Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: September 04, 2020 10:11AM
As to Stars and Stripes’ editorial voice, from the same USA Today article as above.

”Today Stars and Stripes is printed at sites around the world and delivered daily to troops — even those on the front lines, where the internet is spotty or inaccessible. As the “local paper” for the military, it provides intensive and critical coverage of issues that are important to members of the nation’s armed services and “cuts through political and military brass BS talking points,” Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., a Marine veteran, told Military.com.

It’s also arguably one of the most powerful weapons our soldiers have carried into battle with them. As a publication that’s underwritten by the military but not answerable to the brass, Stars and Stripes embodies that most American of values: the right to speak truth to power.”
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Re: Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: September 04, 2020 10:34AM
No limits to his depravity.



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Re: Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 04, 2020 10:37AM
Hopefully it's just until January.

wink smiley
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Re: Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 04, 2020 11:35AM
Putin would like it gone.
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Re: Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: hal
Date: September 04, 2020 12:19PM
The last publication will be Sept 30 so S&S will not be reporting who won the election to soldiers all over the world.

Seems to be a lot of push-back...
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Re: Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 04, 2020 02:54PM
On Friday morning, news broke that the Pentagon had ordered the closure of the 160-year-old Stars and Stripes newspaper at the end of September. President Trump Tweeted that his administration "will NOT be cutting funding" for the publication.

Of course that could be just another lie, we'll see!



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Re: Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: September 04, 2020 03:33PM
That is weird, it can't possibly be budget-related as Esper claims.

Yes Biden's administration can bring it back but I'm worried about military personnel getting info about the election if they're overseas. There has already been talk about difficulty for them to vote this year.
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Re: Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 04, 2020 03:59PM
The Idiot is running scared; he can sense the push-back against the article from the Atlantic so he has yelled on Twitter that this was fake news even though it's from his administration...
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Re: Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: btfc
Date: September 04, 2020 06:10PM
Run Away!


“ Trump says he's reversing decision to shutter Stars and Stripes newspaper”

[amp.usatoday.com]
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Re: Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 04, 2020 09:12PM
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btfc
Run Away!


“ Trump says he's reversing decision to shutter Stars and Stripes newspaper”

[amp.usatoday.com]

How heroic.



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Re: Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 04, 2020 09:47PM
Beginning to sound like it's a setup to make Trump look good to the troops, after arranging for his dog Esper and the pentagon to shut it down.
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Re: Just another bright, shiny thing? Crazy or crazy like a fox? Stars and Stripes to cease publication ASAP.
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 04, 2020 10:08PM
This story coming out the day after the Atlantic article was really bad for Trump. So he is trying to spin this as he, personally, rescuing Stars & Stripes from a budget-related death. Trump loves to make a problem and then "fix" it. He's a hero in his own mind.



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