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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:49 PM

Trump budget zeroes out funding for Stars and Stripes, the military's newspaper

Earlier DU thread: Esper defends stripping Stars and Stripes of all funding, says news organization is not a priority

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Source: Yahoo News

Trump budget zeroes out funding for Stars and Stripes, the military's newspaper

David Knowles Editor,Yahoo News•February 14, 2020

The Trump administration pulled funding in its 2021 budget for Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military news organization that has published a daily newspaper continuously since World War II for troops stationed around the world.

At a Thursday press conference in Belgium, Defense Secretary Mark Esper explained the rationale behind the decision to withhold approximately $15.5 million in funding for Stars and Stripes.

“So, we trimmed the support for Stars and Stripes because we need to invest that money, as we did with many, many other programs, into higher-priority issues,” Esper said.

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Though Stars and Stripes is funded as part of the Pentagon’s Defense Media Activity, the paper maintains its editorial independence and says it reaches a daily audience of 1 million readers.

In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, the paper published an article about a press conference held by retired military officers who questioned Trump’s ties to Russia, headlined: “Former admirals and generals warn Trump is 'dangerous' to military and country.”

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Eugene Feb 14 OP
democratisphere Feb 14 #1
thegoose Feb 14 #2
Runningdawg Feb 14 #3
Baked Potato Feb 14 #4
defacto7 Feb 14 #5
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:53 PM

1. The f'ing drumpf great wall of racism is ITs priority.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:53 PM

2. And everything else

Filthy fuck"supports the troops"? Die in hell, Fatass.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:57 PM

3. As a subscriber for many years

I am not surprised. Since Trump has been in office the online comments are trash. You can't have a decent discussion about issues without some MAGAt troll posting about what a "liberal rag" it has become, "it's owned by Soros" and "the only liberals in the military are the (fill in racial or homophoic slur)".
It's been taken over by the washouts and wannabes and sad to say, there doesn't seem to be anyway to fix it. The internet killed it.
As they say - all good things must come to an end.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:32 PM

4. Way to go, Orange Jowlious !

Stars and Stripes was so fun to read when there ain’t nuthin’ else to read but military manuals.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:46 PM

5. Anything to stop news.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:13 PM

6. I've got copies of Stars and Stripes

from when I PCSed back from Germany in October 1980 and my PCS from Korea in 2004. Unfortunately I was too far out in the boonies in Afghanistan to get a copy in 2003. Pity, it would have made a nice memento.

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