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saltwn 09-04-2020 10:22 PM

Trump—After Outcry—Reverses Decision To Shut Down Stars And Stripes
 
Trump—After Outcry—Reverses Decision To Shut Down Stars And Stripes
I didn't believe this was a thing till I looked it up.




So what's the plan here? Throw out so much sh*t the opposition feels the need to keep responding to it?

Quote:

President Trump on Friday afternoon drastically shifted course on the planned shutdown of Stars And Stripes, a 159-year-old newspaper for American troops funded by Congress, after reports emerged earlier in the day that his administration had told the historic paper to begin preparations to “dissolve.”
“The United States of America will NOT be cutting funding to [Stars and Stripes] magazine under my watch,” the president Tweeted.

However, the Trump administration had previously told the newspaper to brace for dissolution by September 15, according to a USA Today article published Friday morning.
A memo (also obtained by Forbes) written by Col. Paul Haverstick Jr., the director of Defense Media Activity, in which the Pentagon instructed the paper to draft a plan that “dissolves the Stars and Stripes,” offering a “specific timeline for vacating government owner/leased space worldwide.”

The editorially independent newspaper is delivered daily to front-line troops, often limited by a lack of internet access, and had a circulation of 7 million as of 2019.

FrancSevin 09-04-2020 10:34 PM

Re: Trump—After Outcry—Reverses Decision To Shut Down Stars And Stripes
 
Wrong. President Trump overrode the decision of his defense secretary.
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/04/m...ure/index.html

Imagine the furor had he not done so.

saltwn 09-04-2020 11:20 PM

Re: Trump—After Outcry—Reverses Decision To Shut Down Stars And Stripes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FrancSevin (Post 992626)
Wrong. President Trump overrode the decision of his defense secretary.
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/04/m...ure/index.html

Imagine the furor had he not done so.

I see.
So it was a ploy to try to make Trump look like a savior after all the flack going on about it.
This 'not on my watch' bs :rofl2

it's ok if trump loses I'm sure Boeing will take Shanahan back. ;)

pjohns 09-19-2020 02:49 PM

Re: Trump—After Outcry—Reverses Decision To Shut Down Stars And Stripes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 992630)
I see.
So it was a ploy to try to make Trump look like a savior after all the flack going on about it.
This 'not on my watch' bs :rofl2

it's ok if trump loses I'm sure Boeing will take Shanahan back. ;)

Is it possible that your "ploy" interpretation is more accurately described as eisegesis, rather than exegesis?

And perhaps, even, that it is colored by your visceral hatred for President Trump?

loboloco 09-19-2020 05:42 PM

Re: Trump—After Outcry—Reverses Decision To Shut Down Stars And Stripes
 
So, the DOD decides to stop publication of Stars and Stripes, and Trump reverses it.
Since stopping or cutting publication has been kicked around since the late 90's, it doesn't surprise me that the DOD tried it. I am surprised, and gratified, that Trump reversed an ignorant decision based solely on costs and ignoring morale.


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