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    'Mass Firing' At Conservative Site RedState

    'Mass firing' at conservative site RedState

    "Of those who make less under their contracts, they mostly tossed those who had been openly critical of the president," the source said. "It seems to have been a cost saving measure, but the deciding factor between any two people seems to have been who liked the president and who didn't."

    Salem had no immediate comment. But an internal memo obtained by CNNMoney confirmed the housecleaning.

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    Well, that sounds fair and balanced. Ooops, wrong slogan. That one's already taken.

    Tough to even posture that you still have any integrity after making a move like that.

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    Sounds like a good, old-fashioned, Stalinist purge.

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    "They fired everybody who was insufficiently supportive of Trump," one of the sources who spoke with CNNMoney said, adding, "how do you define being 'sufficiently supportive' of Trump?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Sounds like a good, old-fashioned, Stalinist purge.
    I doubt any of those fired will move-on to Fox 'News', but MSNBC and CNN might land a few draft picks.

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    You know, kudo's to Erick Erickson who used to be the editor in chief at RedState - I didn't agree much with his policies, but he never sold out his soul.



    Just a few thoughts on the purging at RedState today and the price to be paid for deviating from the tribe. I know that price too well. I do think it was primarily a financial decision, but I also do think it had a lot to do with where one stood on the President. I know a little about the traffic people generated because I was still getting those stats. And it does appear to me that among some comparable people, the more pro-Trump ones stayed. As Ben Howe noted, there is consistency in who was fired.

    It is Salem's choice and a business decision. Salem has worked to re-align itself to be more pro-Trump. I have talked to a Salem host who felt immense pressure to conform to the corporate line on the President and today, talking to a friend, discovered others in the same boat. I left RedState in 2015 for a lot of reasons. Chief among them was that I know my future is in radio and Salem is a competitor to my station. Integration would not be possible. Likewise, I was continually disgusted by the advertising sent to readers from what I considered con-artists. And I really didn't think Salem understood RedState was an influence play. I am glad I left when I did.

    I have tremendous respect for the writers still on payroll there, many of whom are long time friends. I wish them well. But I also know that many of those who departed are paying a price for not being sufficiently pro-Trump and I know that cost all too well. Now, I have never really talked a lot, in one place, about the price paid for not being pro-Trump. I might as well put it all together now and add some details. When I uninvited Donald Trump from the RedState Gathering in 2015, I got death threats, harassment, and also saw the more than 30,000 people unsubscribe from the daily email I was sending at the time. That 30,000 came in only a few weeks.

    After saying that I could not support the man for President, I pretty much ensured my days filling in on national talk radio were over for the time being. But not only that, it also played a part in disrupting my career advancement in talk radio to some degree. My bosses were quite worried about my own show, which is significant given its time slot. A few things that seemed just on the horizon have disappeared for now. Thankfully, though, God was watching over me and I'm actually in a stronger position now than before. More on that in a minute.

    Full article at link

    https://www.themaven.net/theresurgen...fhi5bA/?full=1

    Sad he got death threats, people showing up at his home, threatening him and his family. Hard to have armed guards for a while. People harassing them at their Church and Bible Study (and yes it appear's some of those people attended his own church), People cheering when his wife received a diagnosis of incurable form of lung cancer,.

    Yet he stood his ground. Despite the threats and the massive hit to his income. Truly something to be admired.

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    I don’t know what this website/news source is but if it’s actually called “red state” then I don’t think there should have been any mystery about their intentions.

    I don’t read “teen beat” and say “argh. Why do these articles ALL slavishly fawn over teenaged pop stars! It’s like they have no artistic integrity”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    I don’t know what this website/news source is but if it’s actually called “red state” then I don’t think there should have been any mystery about their intentions.

    I don’t read “teen beat” and say “argh. Why do these articles ALL slavishly fawn over teenaged pop stars! It’s like they have no artistic integrity”.
    It's a conservative web site that has been around for years. And not over the top like some other right leaning web sites are (maybe that will change now)
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    Interesting.

    Who do dictators like to surround themselves with and how do they generally treat those that might point out something like the "Emperor's New Clothes" are not really clothes at all?

    After all, if one censures any and all news about them that is unflattering, especially when it is the truth, then how can anyone point out things like $130,000 payments to an adult movie star for the purposes of shutting her up about a night spent with a married man that decided to run for President and $130,000 says it was not something someone thought the electorate would look kindly upon.

    The whole intent behind Amendment I with regard to free speech and freedom of the press was what? To behead/"fire"/burn anyone that disagrees with a King or a Pope? They used to do what to "heretics". That practice was stopped, why? "State" controlled media is not trusted, why? No one told the Emperor his new clothes were not clothes at all, why?


    Criticism which is legitimate and the truth not only serves to present reasons to change direction or to improve, but to reveal corruptions, without fear of reprisal for doing so. Calling the criticism by others about one's self, "fake", is all well and good, but only if one has sufficient evidence to prove it is fake.

    If one can control all information, then presenting a facade of perfection and no failings, is easy. If those who dare mutter an unflattering truth, can be fired or jailed, then freedom of speech, the press and of the people, is dying, to dead.
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    Yeah. Yesterday wasn’t great.

    FWIW, most of those not canned were/are NeverTrump and/or Trump Skeptics. It’s just that those let go were his loudest critics. Beyond that, I got nuthin.

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    'Mass Firing' At Conservative Site RedState

    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    I doubt any of those fired will move-on to Fox 'News', but MSNBC and CNN might land a few draft picks.
    While the writers do sometimes make TV appearances, they’re primarily writers. Some will likely go to Erickson’s site (The Resurgent.)

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