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Arnett Fired!(5 posts)

Arnett Fired!ClydeTri
Mar 31, 2003 7:39 AM
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030331/tv_nm/media_iraq_arnett_dc
Good riddanceStarliner
Mar 31, 2003 10:08 AM
I opposed the war before it started, am heartsick on a daily basis now that it is a reality, and am saddened to look into the future at the postwar mess we'll have to deal with.

But despite my feelings, we're there now fighting, so my hope is that we finish it with as minimal horror and blood as possible.

Arnett's comments in the forum he spoke can only serve to increase the bloodshed. By helping to strengthen the morale of Saddam's gangsters, he's got blood on his hands as far as I am concerned. I hope he thinks about that in his next life.
dont let the doorknob hit ya where the good lord split ya...jaybird
Mar 31, 2003 10:41 AM
So is NBC going to pay for his plane ticket home? I hope he gets to experience more of the exceptional level of courtesy they are providing for him.
Can't have journalists walking around telling the truth...Silverback
Apr 1, 2003 9:34 AM
There's nothing to gain by covering up the mistakes and mid-course changes by the U.S. military. Nothing Saddam (assuming he's still alive) can do is going to make any difference in the outcome of this war, and the people who are paying for it deserve to know if their money's being spent wisely.
If Rumsfeld forced the military into doing something it didn't want to, or the military itself devised an unworkable plan, the American people should know. It affects them directly, through casualties, taxes and coming problems in the Middle East, and may affect their decisions in future elections. It's amazing how quickly "patriots" and constitutionalists abandon the notion of free speech when they find out somebody's free to say things they don't want to hear.
so, what happens if I call my boss a "fu....... a......."?DougSloan
Apr 1, 2003 10:00 AM
Everyone has the right to free speech. That does not mean there are no consequences. If I get on TV and call my boss a (insert epithet of choice), shouldn't I expect to have a problem at work? Sure, no one can stop me from saying it, but then I must live with the legal consequences of what I said.

Gee whiz, weren't a bunch of people calling for Lott to resign a few months ago for his exercising his "free speech" rights? The hypocrisy if blatent, and don't bother splitting hairs about "he's a politician" or the like. His "bosses", the voters, may well "fire" him next election, too, and I have no doubt there will be many in line asking them to do just that.

Doug