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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Except Woodward wasn't threatened by any senior official in any convincing way. Which is pretty much the meat and potatoes of his claim.
    Should he have had a 1 hour shouting match with that official concerning his statements? That seems to me to be the more obvious idiocy in this chain of events.

    White House grants access to reporters
    Reporters put out information White House doesn't like
    White House blows their lid and bitches at reporter.

    In the end, I'm putting the odds near 0 that Woodward gets invited back to the White House in his capacity as a journalist.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    no. can you post some link from someone claiming he was?
    So. he wasn't jailed or prevented from doing his job by the White House in anyway. Also, in an email exchange, it's pretty clear that although harsh words were spoken, no one really felt threatened or coerced in anyway. In fact, Woodward actually goes on to tell the WH that he understands that heated conversation is just part of the business:

    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.

    Read more: Exclusive: The Woodward, Sperling emails revealed - Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei - POLITICO.com.
    So tell me again how exactly is Obama behaving like a dictator here?

    Methinks its just more nonsense, like that Birth Certificate crap, hoisted upon us by the Far Right. No smoke nor fire.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    no one really felt threatened or coerced in anyway.
    Being threatened and feeling threatened are two different things.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Being threatened and feeling threatened are two different things.

    Being offended and feeling offended are two different things.

    BOTH....its up to the individual, do determine that.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    And when Woodward came down on Nixon and Bush, he was a liar, but now his word is good as gold?

    I don't particularly doubt him on any of it. However, it's always funny that when a reporter is putting down "your guy" he's wrong, but when he's putting down "the other guy" he's an oracle of truth.
    Yep! That's exactly how the Obamabots are acting. Great observation.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Another case of headline skimming run amok. The letter from Sperling contained a whole lotta' nothing in the way of threatening or aggressive language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Would you please translate? I won't pretend I know.

    "Quid est quod ipse est". = He is what he is.

    Bob Woodward peaked early in life.

    He has gone downhill since Watergate.

    "Measurable cerebral activity is virtually absent" from his books after Watergate sez Joan Didion

    Woodward makes a lot of stuff up.

    I take whatever the guy says with several grains of salt.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    "Quid est quod ipse est". = He is what he is.

    Bob Woodward peaked early in life.

    He has gone downhill since Watergate.

    "Measurable cerebral activity is virtually absent" from his books after Watergate sez Joan Didion

    Woodward makes a lot of stuff up.

    I take whatever the guy says with several grains of salt.
    So it's down to "measurably cerebral activity," is it?

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    So. he wasn't jailed or prevented from doing his job by the White House in anyway. Also, in an email exchange, it's pretty clear that although harsh words were spoken, no one really felt threatened or coerced in anyway. In fact, Woodward actually goes on to tell the WH that he understands that heated conversation is just part of the business:



    So tell me again how exactly is Obama behaving like a dictator here?

    Methinks its just more nonsense, like that Birth Certificate crap, hoisted upon us by the Far Right. No smoke nor fire.

    On one hand, we have a guy that tells us he felt threatened.

    On the other, we have an email between the two parties. In this email, the person that later claims he was threatened tried to downplay his concerns to the party he feels threatened him.

    I’m sorry, but that you accept one piece of info exclusively is obvious confirmation bias.

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