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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 07:39 PM

State Department removes NPR reporter from Pompeo trip

Source: The Hill

The State Department has removed an NPR reporter from a group of journalists traveling this week to Europe and Central Asia with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, days after Pompeo publicly feuded with the news outlet following a tense interview.

An organization representing correspondents covering the State Department made the announcement in a statement on Monday. The group says it believes the removal of Michele Kelemen from the press pool was a response to the flare-up between Pompeo and her NPR colleague Mary Louise Kelly.

"We can only conclude that the State Department is retaliating against National Public Radio as a result of this exchange," Shaun Tandon, president of the State Department Correspondents' Association, said in the statement.



Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/international/480188-state-department-removes-npr-reporter-from-pompeo-trip



Only tin-pot dictators and Banana Republic fascists give retribution against a free and fair press. First Amendment be dammed- these people hate the Constitution.

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Reply State Department removes NPR reporter from Pompeo trip (Original post)
James48 Jan 27 OP
applegrove Jan 27 #1
James48 Jan 27 #2
getagrip_already Jan 27 #3
summer_in_TX Jan 27 #17
Evolve Dammit Jan 27 #4
yaesu Jan 27 #5
bluestarone Jan 27 #6
Sancho Jan 27 #7
IcyPeas Jan 27 #8
NotHardly Jan 27 #9
eggplant Jan 27 #10
PJMcK Jan 27 #11
material_highlighter Jan 28 #19
PJMcK Jan 28 #20
material_highlighter Jan 29 #23
Leghorn21 Jan 27 #12
greenjar_01 Jan 27 #13
Haggis for Breakfast Jan 27 #14
LuckyLib Jan 28 #18
Corgigal Jan 27 #15
Nitram Jan 27 #16
lark Jan 28 #21
Ohiogal Jan 28 #22

Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 07:40 PM

1. Outrageous!!!!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 07:45 PM

2. Statement of the State Department Correspondents Association

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 07:45 PM

3. you lie with rats, you get fleas...

NPR just got a lesson in giving in to right wing bullies and threats.

screw them.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 11:44 PM

17. Giving in?

What are you talking about?

As far as I am aware, NPR is standing by Mary Louise Kelly's work all the way. So is there something else we should know about?

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 07:47 PM

4. That's how they roll. Vengeful over any disagreement, perceived or otherwise.

It's like grade school playground, every fucking day. They are not worthy of holding higher office, even on a condo board. To Pompeo: In case of rapture, can I have your house and car?? You won't be needing them so...

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 07:47 PM

5. this is how they control the talking points, tow the line or get the boot. nt

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 07:48 PM

6. Can they sue?

I hope so!! How can they pick and choose who fly's on OUR plane?

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 07:52 PM

7. Without Michele, how will they find Ukraine???!!

...damn plane will probably land in Bangladesh!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 07:53 PM

8. dare to speak the truth about this administration

you get "removed" one way or the other.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 08:01 PM

9. Thin-skinned pricks... or an I being redundant?

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:06 PM

10. The rest of the press pool should sit out the trip in support.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:10 PM

11. Hey, Pompeo!

Last edited Tue Jan 28, 2020, 06:52 AM - Edit history (1)

You call yourself a Soldier?!

You're nothing but a coward and an ass-kisser.

By the way, you're going down, too.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 28, 2020, 03:06 AM

19. He was in the Army,

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Response to material_highlighter (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 28, 2020, 06:52 AM

20. Oops!

My mistake. Thanks for the correction.

Pompeo is still a coward, a weasel and an ass.

I'll fix my response.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:51 AM

23. no doubt he is,

I'm a former Marine and Pompeo has a generic personality that you run into in the Military. They are guys that never deployed, but are real hard asses.

have had the displeasure of working with a few folks with that personality. they are incredibly insecure, often shady, and will undertake extreme measures to maintain social status within the group.

they generally lack any real discernible skill, so often feel threatened by confident people, and will seek to diminish the credibility of folks challenging their authority. Hences, point to Ukraine on a map.

which, is an arbitrary task that was only aimed at "shutting up" the reporter. I loathe these kinda of people, not because they are douches, but because the place lives unnecessarily in jeopardy from sheer incompetence.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:21 PM

12. So all the remaining reporters will ask him *when* exactly it was he showed his support for Amb

Yovanovich, right?

Repeatedly, until the fucker answers the fucking question.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:26 PM

13. Pompeo removed her

Typical Hill Trumper spin. "Flare-up" = Pompeo's clownish temper tantrum.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:53 PM

14. (sigh) Remember when the most important qualification for Secretary of State

was a background in diplomacy ? George Schultz, Warren Christopher, Henry Kissinger, John Kerry . . . .

Pompeo is nothing but another one of trumpie's unqualified, unprincipled, dishonest, unscrupulous, frauds. That he chooses to treat women in this fashion is beneath contempt. Just another bullying, foul-mouthed thug.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 28, 2020, 02:04 AM

18. Well said.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:56 PM

15. Mr. tough guy West Point

seems to be worried that another professional smart woman will embarrass him.

Probably so. Hes lost two rounds so far.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 11:35 PM

16. Fascists.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Jan 28, 2020, 08:40 AM

21. They intend to install a dictatorship of the right and will let nothing stand in their way.

Oligarchs R Us is their motto and they will do anything to install the current representative of this thieving murderous claque into that dictatorship of the right wing by destroying our constitutional protections.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Jan 28, 2020, 03:06 PM

22. What a petty prick Pompey-O is.

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