Terminated Chattanooga Free Press Editor Defends Headline On Twitter

AP

The former editor of the Chattanooga Free Press editorial page, Drew Johnson, defended the “Shove it, Mr. President” editorial headline that got him fired Thursday on Twitter.

According to Johnson, the Times Free Press changed headlines frequently “at the last minute” and “without incident or issue.”

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