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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    So the e-mail comes out and it's not the "threat" Bob Woodward comes out claiming it was:



    1. He makes an apology. Good start to a threat I always say.
    2. Tells him he's not focusing properly. Again, good lead up to a threat.
    3. Big bad threat boiled down: Your opinion is wrong, and you'll be proven wrong eventually.

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    I was waiting for: We'll ruin your journalism career or you'll never work in this town again!

    I guess it was too much to hope for. Once again, much ado about nothing. The fact that Bob Woodward himself replied with the long version of 'it's cool dude', pretty much destroys any credibility the OP and Woodward had on calling the e-mail a threat.
    That's a threat? LOL

    Here's the text of his reply:

    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.
    I always had enormous respect for Woodward, having become politically aware as Watergate was happening. I've felt for a while that he is slipping, losing perspective. I hope he's not going to end up like some of them have, seeking a story that reflects the scoop that made their reputation. What a shame.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    The bolded really isn't the issue at all. The issue is accusations of a WH rep threatening a journalist, and a serious journalist at that. If it were some Fox News bimbo who made the claim, I'd be skeptical. With Woodward making it, I'm inclined to believe him. He has credibility and a long history of journalistic integrity.


    You may be concerned about this.

    I'm not.

    Have a nice day.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Obama survives because the media is in his pocket. If they ever rebel and start telling the truth about him, he is gone. He will be laughed out of the White House along with all of his worthless relatives.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    So, another wildly exaggerated claim bites the dust, and after only 14 pages. Good job everyone.

    Now, let's go out to lunch.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    unlike You, Nixon, and Obama... I actually trust Woodward... he's earned his credibility.


    He may have earned your credibility, but to me he's just another guy trying to make money.

    Believe what you want to believe.

    No skin off my back.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I always had enormous respect for Woodward, having become politically aware as Watergate was happening. I've felt for a while that he is slipping, losing perspective. I hope he's not going to end up like some of them have, seeking a story that reflects the scoop that made their reputation. What a shame.


    "Quid est quod ipse est."

    And that ain't much .

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Obama survives because the media is in his pocket. If they ever rebel and start telling the truth about him, he is gone. He will be laughed out of the White House along with all of his worthless relatives.


    Keep dreaming.

    Those who lost the election because they are out of touch with most Americans will not take over the White House by other means.

    Deal with it.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    "Quid est quod ipse est."

    And that ain't much .
    You left the "s" off of squid.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Keep dreaming.
    It may not be a dream much longer. Lanny Davis has now come forward and said that he was threatened also. Once a chink in the armor is found, others will begin chipping away at it. Why? Because it's fun.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    of course he's being pressured... being yelled at for 30 minutes by a white house aide is the epitome of "being pressured".


    If he was being pressured who cares?

    Other that the losers on the far right?

    I certainly won't lose any sleep over this non-story.

    Have a nice day.

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