This kind of thing is no longer amusing or simply worth a shrug. It is very, very disturbing.
Here’s the headline from The Washington Times:
The story begins:
“Gannett has fired Burlington Free Press editor Denis Finley for violating the company’s social media policies after he issued a series of tweets criticizing Vermont’s proposal to add a third gender option to driver’s licenses.
Gannett - Leaders - Mr - Finley - Monday
Gannett leaders fired Mr. Finley on Monday after determining that he violated the company’s social media guidelines ‘on a number of occasions,’ the Free Press reported Monday evening.
‘Awesome! That makes us one step closer to the apocalypse,’ Mr. Finleyresponded Friday, The Washington Post reported.
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‘My issue is simply why is this awesome?’ he asked one user.”
The Washington Post ran the story this way:
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The Post begins its reporting this way:
“Vermont newspaper editor Denis Finley was fired from the Burlington Free Press on Monday night by Gannett, the paper’s parent company, for violating the company’s social media guidelines, the news outlet reported.
Finley - Mind - Twitter - Newspaper - Editor
Finley had often spoken his mind on Twitter since becoming the newspaper’s editor in 2016, firing off a mixture of harsh opinions and jokes that many people often found offensive. But his series of tweets this month criticizing a proposal for Vermont to offer a third gender option on driver’s licenses went too far, the company said.
‘We encourage our journalists to engage in a meaningful dialogue on social media, but it’s important that the conversation adhere to our overarching values of fairness, balance and objectivity,’ Randy Lovely, a Gannett executive, told the Burlington Free Press after Finley’s ousting.”
Mind - Example - Speech - Police - Employee
Mind you, this latest example of crossing the leftist speech police comes after we learn that ex-Google employee James Damore is filing suit against his former employer for his audacity in diversity by expressing - gasp! - some conservative thoughts on the...
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