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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Who's more qualified to determine whether or not a threat was made ? Him or you ? Him.

    Why did a top BO advisor call up and challenge Woodward and then scream at him.

    Maybe the ACTUAL threat was in the shouting match.

    How much you wanna bet. Woodwards already trying to detach Obama from this. Yea right
    if there was an actual threat it should be obvious to any reader. so, post what was considered the threat of continue to be found lacking ... like woodward
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Was Woodward jailed or prevented from exercising his free speech?
    no. can you post some link from someone claiming he was?

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    he took the line about regretting this action as a threat.
    and what was threatening about that
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Do you know who Woodward is? His history ? His godlike status in the world of journalism ?

    He use to be their hero.

    But what I think is going on here is that the threat Woodward seemed to be so upset about was actually made in the shouting match.

    The BO official admits to raising his voice, things got heated and threats get made.

    Because whats in the E-mail doesn't rise to Woodwards initial claim as a "kind of madness ".

    Being shouted at and threatened by a White House Higher up ?

    Its interesting that the admission and apology was posted too.
    Did you actually read the email exchange?

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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.
    Why is it none of the right-wingers here won't acknowledge or comment on this point?

    I think the reason is obvious.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    and what was threatening about that
    The most powerful entity in this country says you will regret you actions can be a bit unnerving. Maybe not to you., but they were to Mr Woodward. I see no reason to call him a liar over it.

    He was quite clear in that he did not or would not allow these threats to intimidate him from speaking his mind, but he is also clear he is concerned how younger reporters just starting out would handle such a situation.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Why is it none of the right-wingers here won't acknowledge or comment on this point?

    I think the reason is obvious.
    Boredom?

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Well, considered his response back the the WH read like he's saying, "No harm
    done; no worries, mate." I'd say, he had no problem with it until he saw an opportunity to drum up some controversy.

    BTW: Since when are Right Wingers big defenders of the free press? Must be something new because you guys went bananas in 2003 &4 when any journalist said anything negative about Bush-Cheney and the folly called invading Iraq.
    In the E-mail maybe. But not after the E-mail.

    The Democrats voted for the Folley.

    And the 2003-2004 criticism's were based on demagoguery.

    Why did you guys quit counting dead soldiers again when Obama took office ?

    Oh thats right, you never cared.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Why is it none of the right-wingers here won't acknowledge or comment on this
    point?

    I think the reason is obvious.
    Why does the left here ignore that a journalist was called and yelled at by a top BO advisor for telling the truth ?

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    The most powerful entity in this country says you will regret you actions can be a bit unnerving. Maybe not to you., but they were to Mr Woodward. I see no reason to call him a liar over it.

    He was quite clear in that he did not or would not allow these threats to intimidate him from speaking his mind, but he is also clear he is concerned how younger reporters just starting out would handle such a situation.
    so, threatened he wrote this in 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 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
    there was no threat. lots of embarrassment on woodward's part, however
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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