As Twitchy reported, Drew Johnson was the opinion page editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press until he published an article titled “Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President: Your policies have harmed Chattanooga enough.” The paper insists Johnson “violated the normal editing process” by changing his headline to an “inappropriate” one. But Johnson isn’t backing down on the claim that his firing was politically motivated and today he is making the media rounds to tell his side.

Apparently Johnson’s former employer had no problem promoting the extremely popular column.

That tweet remains on the Times Free Press Twitter account.

But for Johnson, the cries of “raaaaacist!” are the most disappointing part of all this.

Sadly predictable.

And, of course, whiners lobbing the “racist” bomb can’t explain how criticizing Obama’s policies is related to racism.

Johnson maintains that the paper’s lame excuse for terminating his employment is “bogus.”

As the paper continues it’s pitiful CYA campaign, Johnson offers this:


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