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Old 02-15-2020, 12:35 AM  
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Trump To De-Fund Stars and Stripes

Trump is fine with grifting the American Taxpayer for millions of dollars to pay, for example, $120 Million for his golf vacations on his properties....but sees no purpose to spend 1/10 of that amount ( 15.5M) to support this historic military publication for the troops across the globe.

A tradition/publication that goes all the way back to the Civil War.

Consider the proposed Pentagon’s 2021 budget is >$700 BILLION.

Catch the line below about editorial independence...

With skin so thin, those “bone spurs” must have really been a bitch..

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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.

The Pentagon’s 2021 spending proposal is $705.4 billion.

Stars and Stripes relies on government funding to cover half its budget, the news organization said, with the other half coming from a combination of sales, subscriptions and advertising in its print and online editions.

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.”

But it has been evenhanded in its coverage of the administration, reporting that the Air Force found “nothing improper” about service members who attended Trump’s 2018 visit to Ramstein Air Base in Germany wearing red “Make America Great Again” hats.

It is unclear whether the paper will survive the funding cuts.

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/espe...ority-1.618614
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:35 AM   #16
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Trump broke the KC Star too. Since Trump, no one reads newspapers.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:56 AM   #17
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It's about time. Hell, nobody read it and there was no real circulation 50 years ago when newspapers were actually relevant. .
Yep! Good move.
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Old 02-15-2020, 09:20 AM   #18
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:11 AM   #19
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:43 AM   #20
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I'd bet a week's pay that Cosmos hadn't even heard of Stars and Stripes before this.

Nobody read that shit 30 years ago when I was in the military, and like HemiEd said you can find all of their content online with a swipe on your phone today.

But rage on, faux-offended libs. Never forget that Orange Man Bad.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:46 AM   #21
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So the Government should spend 15.5 million dollars so the 1 million readers can keep this paper?

Another GREAT move by OUR President! WINNING!
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Old 02-15-2020, 12:08 PM   #22
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Trump is fine with grifting the American Taxpayer for millions of dollars to pay, for example, $120 Million for his golf vacations on his properties....but sees no purpose to spend 1/10 of that amount ( 15.5M) to support this historic military publication for the troops across the globe.
And if Trump had allocated funds to retain S&S you'd be hemorrhaging menstrual blood over that too. You didn't give one shit about S&S before this if you even knew what it was. You're just looking for any reason to scream at the sky because that is all your helpless ass has left. MAGA.
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Old 02-15-2020, 01:50 PM   #23
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Old 02-15-2020, 01:55 PM   #24
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Old 02-15-2020, 02:02 PM   #25
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It's about time. Hell, nobody read it and there was no real circulation 50 years ago when newspapers were actually relevant.

Now our troops have smartphones, internet and facetime!

I remember standing in line for a couple hours and paying fifteen dollars a minute to call home on Christmas when I was getting paid 45 dollars every two weeks.



I used to get up on a Sunday morning, head over to the Kaserne (at that time in Mannheim) and sit at the little PX Annex, read the Stars and Stripes, have coffee and breakfast.

And yes, I remember those days of watching the young Privates, standing in line at the American Express office patiently waiting to call Mom back home.

Me? I could go to the S2 office and call home on a secured line. Wasn't supposed to do it, but every officer there did the same thing, from the Battalion Commander to the individual company commanders and their platoon leaders. Rank, indeed, had its "privileges".
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Old 02-15-2020, 03:40 PM   #27
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Old 02-15-2020, 03:59 PM   #28
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Are we supposed to be upset because the FedGov is cutting something that should be cut?


Is that the angle here?
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Old 02-15-2020, 04:03 PM   #29
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Im as big as fan as anybody of history, but this publication's purpose has long ago been rendered pointless.
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So the Government should spend 15.5 million dollars so the 1 million readers can keep this paper?

Another GREAT move by OUR President! WINNING!
Ya, it’s hard to see the outrage when it’s broken down like this
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