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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
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    Threatens or warns... ROTFLOL...

    And for all the Kool-Aid sucking Obamatrons out there... this is at least the second time a journalist has been warned... Lanny Davis was warned by these thugs too...
    WMAL : Where Washington Comes to Talk - WMAL EXCLUSIVE: Woodward's Not Alone - Fmr. Clinton Aide Davis Says He Received White House Threat

    And for the Commi-Lib who stated Woodward should put up or shut up... Woodward is one guy who is respected by both sides. I've read his books... the guy doesn't make stuff up, and he's not near the political activist as his partner Bernstein is. The guy has earned a reputation as a hard nosed journalist... one of a dying breed.

    Here's the put up just in case you are coming off of Obama Kool-Aid:
    Behind the Curtain: Bob Woodward at war - POLITICO.com
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    The "unnamed informant" in question was Gene Sperling, and here's the exchange:

    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: "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."

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/0...led-88226.html

    Yeah, real intimidating stuff. Another day, another bull**** sensationalist story.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    The "unnamed informant" in question was Gene Sperling, and here's the exchange:

    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: "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."

    Exclusive: The Woodward, Sperling emails revealed - Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei - POLITICO.com

    Yeah, real intimidating stuff. Another day, another bull**** sensationalist story.
    I posted this in a new thread.


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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    So Bob Woodward isn't part of the media?
    Ha! Not any more. Will Washington Stand Up for Woodward? | Fox News

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I posted this in a new thread.
    Why? Do we really need to waste the bandwidth on this crap?


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Why? Do we really need to waste the bandwidth on this crap?

    sure we do.. it's a slow news cycle..... well,except for the complete economic Armageddon the administration says is soon coming due to minor discretionary spending caps.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Why? Do we really need to waste the bandwidth on this crap?
    It should be obvious why I created a new thread, I am sorry you don't see the reason. It's about the title... what it reveals. Did you ding the other thread(s) on the subject??


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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Woodward runs to Fox and whines to Hannity while Politico releases an email that shows Woodward is full of crap.
    Exclusive: The Woodward, Sperling emails revealed - Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei - POLITICO.com
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    From Woodward to Sperling on Feb. 23, 2013
    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 am listening. I know you lived all this. My partial advantage is that I talked extensively with all involved. I am traveling and will try to reach you after 3 pm today. Best, Bob

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Good for him. However in the age of the internet, sources are important. Otherwise your word is worth nothing.



    And I don't think he was pressured or threatened. Having now read the e-mails, I think he was told he'd be wrong on his opinion eventually. Hardly the kind of behaviour you'd call threatening or pressuring. The guy was told he was wrong and would be proven wrong. That's nothing out of the norm in Washington. Hardly the threat Woodward & right wing posters on this board made it out to be.
    Why is the White House calling the media personally to say a story is wrong?

    The fact is that Woodward is right and has the facts to back it up. His probable 'regret' is that he will lose access to the White House.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Thread: White House threatens Bob Woodward
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    having read the thread, especially post #111, and have yet been able to identify where an actual threat was made to woodward
    would someone please point out said threat
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