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Twitter users to Marine Corps: Hiding Marine Corps Times is a bad idea

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Twitter exploded shortly after news broke on Sunday that the Marine Corps was trying to make it harder for Marines to get their copies of Marine Corps Times.

So far, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has not weighed in on this issue.

“I think we’ll let the Marine Corps speak about their decision,” Army Col. Steve Warren, a Defense Department spokesman, told reporters at a press event on Monday.

But fellow journalists, Marines and retirees have not been shy about making their voices heard by taking to social media to question the Marine Corps’ move. Here is a collection of some of their tweets:

— Rajiv Chandrasekaran (@rajivwashpost) February 10, 2014



  1. Brian Says:
    February 10th, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Just another failure to add to Jim Amos pitiful tour as the commandant. Cover up’s, lies, deceit, etc..etc.. where does it end. What a freaking tool he is. Worst Commandant ever if that’s what you want to call him, can’t wait to you get bounced out on your ass and a real man, a real Marine takes the helm. What a joke, total disgrace to the Corps…….

  2. Dr. Jeff Says:
    February 10th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Taking Brian’s comment about Commandant Jim Amos, plus the stated goal of making a more “professional” Marine Corps makes me wonder if someone want the Marines to be more compliant. An independent news and opinion source could be considered hostile to someone’s political ambitions.

    Remember your oath.

  3. Ronald Stafford Says:
    February 11th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Poor picture of a leader, he can’t stand the heat just like the guy in the white house. Don’t say bad things about me, I won’t like you. Again POOR Excuse for Leaders.

  4. Gregory Ortega Says:
    February 13th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    When we have a Commandant like General Amos who, unlike any Commandant we’ve ever had in our Corps, pull a stupid
    political stunt like pulling our Marine Corps Times to the back of our Exchanges, he needs to go. I’m ashamed to even mention his name.

  5. Eric Says:
    February 13th, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    What a loser. This clown (AMOS) has humiliated himself and the Corps, just another one of Obama’s puppets. He’s not even a Marine anymore just another Congressional tool working for the liars and thieves of the Government. Look at all the Marines he has “Sandbagged” and careers he ruined and how he’s brought the corps to an all time low. What a pathetic excuse for a Marine and are so called Commandant can’t wait until your 86ixed what an embarrassment.

  6. IvyDevilDog Says:
    February 14th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Well, it certainly looks as though whatever ailment has infected POTUS has also infected CMC. Except, there is no excuse for the CMC’s conduct because unlike POTUS, he has training and experience in leadership; presumably, CMC – unlike POTUS – started with and still has some measure of integrity. Just saying….

  7. jeff Says:
    February 16th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    What the hell is “POTUS”……

  8. Sheepdog Says:
    February 17th, 2014 at 9:48 am

    @ Jeff – President Of The United States

  9. Neutron73 Says:
    February 18th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Blaming Amos’s failures on the President is like blaming the Governor of your states when your landlord fails to mow the lawn.

    In other words, it points out that you have the mind and temperament of a 2 year old, and your internet posting and discussion privileges need to be revoked ASAP.