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Chattanooga Newspaper Editor Fired Over Negative Obama Editorial

The Chattanooga Times Free Press has fired an editor for titling a recent editorialTake your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President” the morning of the president’s speech in the city. The headline has been changed on the paper’s website and now reads ”President Obama’s policies have harmed Chattanooga enough.”

According to the newspaper, editor Drew Johnson changed the original headline approved for publication, and management deemed the one he ultimately used “inappropriate.” In a statement, the Free Press made it clear that Johnson’s firing “had nothing to do with the content of the editorial,” which criticized the president’s past job plans and his policies’ negative impact on Chattanooga.

Johnson took to Twitter after his termination earlier today: