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AlbizuX Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:37 AM
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Armstrong loses gig, axed from TMS
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_di...

Don't know if anyone else already posted this...but it seems our outrage and others' outrage forced his employer to cut him off.

Continue to the pressure...let's continue to cut his influence.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:38 AM
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1. Does he get to keep the 1/4 mil?
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:41 AM
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4. Apparently he thinks so.
John Twohey, vice president of editorial and operations at TMS, told E&P tonight that terminating the contract "wasn't a close call" after he and four other senior TMS executives discussed the matter.

"I understand the decision," Williams said when reached by E&P. He also said he would not be returning the $240,000.


He underestimates the blogosphere, IMHO.

We need to make him return it, publicly.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:07 AM
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5. I wonder if those involved in the decision to give him $240,000 will be
terminated, even prosecuted were the law broken? Just kidding: no one in this Administration will likely ever be prosecuted since there is no longer an effective separation of powers our framers provided to protect our Republic from the likes of this.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:39 AM
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2. I wonder if anyoone will continue to carry him?
If we keep pushing on this, I expect they won't.

We can't let the story die.

TAXPAYER money. That's the story.
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AlbizuX Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:40 AM
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3. yep...that's the controversy...tax money
we should continue the pressure...I am sure that none of his employers would force him out if it weren't for the barrage of calls and emails he must have received from DUers, as well as others.

Continue the pressure.
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Democrat 4 Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:41 AM
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6. I sent this email to Armstrong Williams this morning
Thought he would just be dying to know my views (infinite sarcasm)

I was glad to see that the distributor to your newspaper column has had the guts to cancel your distribution of paid advertisements for the Bush White House. We now know what you are and how much your services cost.

While you might not see anything wrong getting paid to promote propaganda for this administration it was wrong, unethical and completely expected from anyone who supports this administration. The values you support are not surprising, after all, to a "conservative" money is the balm that soothes the soul in all situations which call for journalistic integrity. Your now are in the league of dishonest people who will say and do anything for money to aid this White House. Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, Coulter, Carlson have long traded integrity for a right wing agenda and money (one goes hand in hand, apparently). You should enjoy yourself at the monthly meetings of the "Hypocrites of the Airwaves" club.

No Child Left Behind is a misnomer, does not work but is under funded. Even if it possibly could work, it won't because your good friend secretly cut the funding immediately after touting the passage of this program on all prime time news outlets. (If you have any idea how truly terrible this program is why don't you study the NCLB program this guy instituted in Texas as governor?) How about taking your $240,000 and returning it to a program that so desperately needs it if you are so enamored with this oxymoronic governmental boondoggle? Care to 'fess up to what other monies you are receiving from the government for other programs that don't work but needs a talking head to lie to the public? How low does your morality go for the almighty dollar?

In the mean time, I will be embarrassed for you since your brand of Christianity does not include honesty or ethics.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:37 PM
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7. Great letter. I doubt he'll get the message, either literally or
figuratively.

But it's SPOT ON.

And it was excellent to mention how ol' armstrong's gooooooooooood buddy did indeed cut the funding for NCLB once the cameras and microphones were turned off and packed up. When he thought nobody was looking. Seems like they could use that 240K in this case. Unless he realizes he's not going to be getting much more money from anywhere for his paid punditry, and may have to sock some of it away for a rainy - that has now arrived. I mean, who'll buy anything from this guy now? Oh, excuse me, I forgot - he'll probably pop up on the Pox "news" network shortly. He's their kinda guy.

Again - kudos! Great email! And SO deserving!!
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