Bob Woodward Threatened By White House

Bob Woodward Threatened By White House

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Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#1 Feb 27, 2013
Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him in an email that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester.

CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined.

"I think they're confused," Woodward said of the White House's pushback on his reporting.

Earlier today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran Washington Post journalist and the White House. Woodward said Obama was showing a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns.

The Defense Department said in early February that it would not deploy the U.S.S. Harry Truman to the Persian Gulf, citing budget concerns relating to the looming cuts known as the sequester.

"Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying,'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said on MSNBC.

"Or George W. Bush saying,'You know, I'm not going to invade Iraq because I can't get the aircraft carriers I need?'" Or even Bill Clinton saying,'You know, I'm not going to attack Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters,'... because of some budget document?"

Woodward began stirring controversy last weekend, when he called out Obama for what he said was "moving the goal posts" on the sequester by requesting that revenue be part of a deal to avert it.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/bob-woodward-o...
now hey now

Columbus, OH

#3 Feb 27, 2013
N_GG_R
I'd like to buy a vowel...can I buy an "i"
Is there an "i"?

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#4 Feb 27, 2013
You cannot kill a Spook wrote:
Not surprising that the emperor would have his court jesters make make threats
Slowly, the media is starting to wake up. It reminds me of the second Clinton term when they turned on him during Monica. Obama is such a narcissist that he thinks he doesn't need them anymore, and I suspect they'll make him pay, especially as they pump Hillary.
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#5 Feb 27, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>I suspect they'll make him pay, especially as they pump Hillary.
How so?
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#6 Feb 28, 2013
We should just make Bob Woodward president, then we wouldn't have these problems.
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#7 Feb 28, 2013
I wonder why Woodward won't show the email that contains the "threat."
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#8 Feb 28, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
I wonder why Woodward won't show the email that contains the "threat."
same reason Obama has not shown his real birth certificate? college transcripts, or medical records?
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#9 Feb 28, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
<quoted text>
same reason Obama has not shown his real birth certificate? college transcripts, or medical records?
Didn't take you long to go birther on us.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#10 Feb 28, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
<quoted text>
Didn't take you long to go birther on us.
were you just going stupid on us as usual?
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#11 Feb 28, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
<quoted text>
were you just going stupid on us as usual?
You are incapable of any rational conversation, aren't you?

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#12 Feb 28, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
I wonder why Woodward won't show the email that contains the "threat."
You really are clueless, aren't you?

WMAL EXCLUSIVE: Woodward's Not Alone - Fmr. Clinton Aide Davis Says He Received White House Threat

WASHINGTON -- Bob Woodward isn't the only person who's received threats for airing the Obama administration's dirty laundry. It seems anyone is a potential target of the White House these days - even former senior members of the Clinton administration.

A day after Woodward's claim that a senior White House official had told him he would "regret" writing a column criticizing President Obama's stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL's Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington Times.

Davis told WMAL that his editor, John Solomon, "received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn't like some of my columns, even though I'm a supporter of Obama. I couldn't imagine why this call was made." Davis says the Obama aide told Solomon, "that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials."
http://www.wmal.com/common/page.php...

That's why, dummy.

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#13 Feb 28, 2013
Wait what wrote:
<quoted text>
How so?
By actually doing their jobs and exposing Obama in small ways that will resonate with the public...casting a negative light on the vacations, parties and celebrity worship would be easy first steps.
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#14 Feb 28, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>You really are clueless, aren't you?
WMAL EXCLUSIVE: Woodward's Not Alone - Fmr. Clinton Aide Davis Says He Received White House Threat
WASHINGTON -- Bob Woodward isn't the only person who's received threats for airing the Obama administration's dirty laundry. It seems anyone is a potential target of the White House these days - even former senior members of the Clinton administration.
A day after Woodward's claim that a senior White House official had told him he would "regret" writing a column criticizing President Obama's stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL's Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington Times.
Davis told WMAL that his editor, John Solomon, "received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn't like some of my columns, even though I'm a supporter of Obama. I couldn't imagine why this call was made." Davis says the Obama aide told Solomon, "that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials."
http://www.wmal.com/common/page.php...
That's why, dummy.
You think that is an answer tp why Woodward won't release the content of the emails that he considered threatening?

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#15 Feb 28, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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You think that is an answer tp why Woodward won't release the content of the emails that he considered threatening?
The White House leaked them to Politico.

In the emails, the staffer does say "I think you will regret this"

Morning Joe said that Bush threatened him, though being the leftist dupe he is, somehow thinks this isn't the same

Joe doesn't mess around, when he's mad he just kills you, like that woman a few years back.

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#16 Feb 28, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
<quoted text>
You think that is an answer tp why Woodward won't release the content of the emails that he considered threatening?
Let me put it in terms even a "lawyer" can understand: He would possibly lose his White House access or credentials.
Is that plain enough for you?
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#17 Feb 28, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
<quoted text>
The White House leaked them to Politico.
In the emails, the staffer does say "I think you will regret this"
Morning Joe said that Bush threatened him, though being the leftist dupe he is, somehow thinks this isn't the same
Joe doesn't mess around, when he's mad he just kills you, like that woman a few years back.
Leaked? That's a bit of a loaded term.

Here is the exchange. Awfully scary.

"Here's an excerpt from Sperling:

I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. I do understand your problems with a couple of our statements in the fall -- but feel on the other hand that you focus on a few specific trees that gives a very wrong perception of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here. But I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post. I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim ... My apologies again for raising my voice on the call with you. Feel bad about that and truly apologize.

Woodward, who would later profess to be unnerved by Sperling's email, replied very calmly:

Gene: You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up because you are making your points and you believe them. This is all part of a serious discussion. I for one welcome a little heat; there should more given the importance. I also welcome your personal advice."

Looks like Woodward is just trying to get some face time. Does he have a new book coming out?
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#18 Feb 28, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
<quoted text>
Leaked? That's a bit of a loaded term.
Here is the exchange. Awfully scary.
"Here's an excerpt from Sperling:
I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. I do understand your problems with a couple of our statements in the fall -- but feel on the other hand that you focus on a few specific trees that gives a very wrong perception of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here. But I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post. I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim ... My apologies again for raising my voice on the call with you. Feel bad about that and truly apologize.
Woodward, who would later profess to be unnerved by Sperling's email, replied very calmly:
Gene: You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up because you are making your points and you believe them. This is all part of a serious discussion. I for one welcome a little heat; there should more given the importance. I also welcome your personal advice."
Looks like Woodward is just trying to get some face time. Does he have a new book coming out?
that is a spin alright.

then there is reality you refuse to acknowledge.
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#19 Mar 1, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
<quoted text>
that is a spin alright.
then there is reality you refuse to acknowledge.
Spin? It is simply the email exchange. What about that is spin?
Duke for Mayor

United States

#20 Mar 2, 2013
Sounds like Bob's skin is thinning with age.

woof

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