White House national security aide fired for Twitter account that criticized administration

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: October 23, 2013 - 6:10 PM

WASHINGTON — A White House national security official was fired after it was discovered that he was behind an anonymous Twitter account that criticized the Obama administration.

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maxwellbayOct. 23, 13 2:05 PM

Yet you can be a total failure ala Clinton, Rice, Holder, etc. and hold your jobs, and sometimes even get promotions? Nice administration, Obama. As long as you disregard facts and data showing your failed policies, your job remains secure. What a total disaster this Obama clown has been.

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avejoeconOct. 23, 13 2:10 PM

I guess freedom of speech isn't in Obama's constitution.

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theagonybhoOct. 23, 13 2:34 PM

Boy dont you dare tweet anything against Obama, let 4 people die in Benghazi, let our agents get killed with guns we gave out, IRS targeting of Tea Party groups, those things are welcomed and rewarded.

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dogmanOct. 23, 13 2:54 PM

Misleading headline.. he was an equal opportunity disparager... his lame tweets attacked republicans and democrats alike

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djohnson91Oct. 23, 13 2:56 PM

That's pretty scary when you can't even exercise your first amendment right. In Soviet America right exercises you.

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hrearden57Oct. 23, 13 3:37 PM

Also, how is 0bamacare working out?

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vlombardyOct. 23, 13 3:49 PM

The guy worked for the NSC and didn't think he'd get caught? Apparently he doesn't keep up with the news.

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JRBOct. 23, 13 3:59 PM

djohnson91, I don't like the current trend either but the Soviets would have sent this guy to the gulag.

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pantherhawkaOct. 23, 13 4:11 PM

So you can't be fired for messing up a multi-billion dollar health exchange, but you can for a little tweet that hurt someone's wittle feelers?

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tcatheartOct. 23, 13 5:01 PM

Once again...The first amendment doesn't protect you from your employer. I would fully expect that if any of us were to publicly insult our boss or our employer, we would be fired. The first amendment protects our speech from the government putting us in jail. You can say (almost) anything you want. Short of terroristic threats, the government can't throw you in jail. However, there can still be consequences for your words. And termination of employment is one of those possible consequences.

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