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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    They would want him impeached. And the left wing press would ridiculously go all "Constitutional" on us and not let up.

    The hypocrisy is glaring.
    I don't see the need to bring up hypocrisy when we know that pockets of outrage over silly bits had actually gone on during the Bush administration. Interviews - The Nixon Administration & The Press | News War | FRONTLINE | PBS

    Just put this latest Woodward fit into the file of "temporary media outrage."
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    They would want him impeached. And the left wing press would ridiculously go all "Constitutional" on us and not let up.

    The hypocrisy is glaring.
    The media is what it is. Yes when it comes to the political coverage there are definite hypocrisy and slanted reporting. One has to learn to deal with.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    I just noticed that the title of this thread is "White House threatens Bob Woodward.

    How does a building threaten someone?

    Any ideas on that?

    Maybe someone meant to say "Someone at White House threatens Bob Woodward", eh?

    That make a little more sense, eh?

    Even if it's a lie.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    What should we do?

    Any ideas?

    How about if we don't do anything, and just wait and see what happens?
    I have an idea. Calm down, realize the media will temporarily clash on anything that seems to interfere with their right to a free press, uphold democracy, or whatever other platitude, and sometimes some stories float better than others. Woodward's email being leaked out to the press and the subsequent dismissal of Woodward can be chalked up to it being a less than successful attempt to galvanize the press into a more sustained frenzy.

    Don't worry. Just wait for some reporter to get caught in the cross-fire in the next foreign affairs disaster somewhere on earth, and the viewer will be exposed to even more platitudes of journalistic virtue and glory.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    And the recipient was the critter that got it.

    Now that we have established those points we can move on with this fabulous farce.
    I've always liked the definition of the word "fabulous". It comes directly from the the latin 'fabul', ie. 'fable'. That's what this is. A fable. No threat was made. Ever. It was an exchange between two guys disagreeing on an issue.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    The media is what it is. Yes when it comes to the political coverage there are definite hypocrisy and slanted reporting. One has to learn to deal with.


    Correct.

    Anyone who accepts what a lot of the media puts out like it's carved in stone by Almighty God will likely be misled from time to time.

    That's the way that the news media works.

    Or doesn't work.

    As the case may be.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Correct.

    Anyone who accepts what a lot of the media puts out like it's carved in stone by Almighty God will likely be misled from time to time.
    From time to time can turn out to be most of the time.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Don't know if this has been posted yet but... the Whitehouse put the emails out there:

    From Gene Sperling to Bob Woodward on Feb. 22, 2013

    Bob:

    I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. My bad. 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. The idea that the sequester was to force both sides to go back to try at a big or grand barain with a mix of entitlements and revenues (even if there were serious disagreements on composition) was part of the DNA of the thing from the start. It was an accepted part of the understanding — from the start. Really. It was assumed by the Rs on the Supercommittee that came right after: it was assumed in the November-December 2012 negotiations. There may have been big disagreements over rates and ratios — but that it was supposed to be replaced by entitlements and revenues of some form is not controversial. (Indeed, the discretionary savings amount from the Boehner-Obama negotiations were locked in in BCA: the sequester was just designed to force all back to table on entitlements and revenues.)

    I agree there are more than one side to our first disagreement, but again think this latter issue is diffferent. Not out to argue and argue on this latter point. Just my sincere advice. Your call obviously.

    My apologies again for raising my voice on the call with you. Feel bad about that and truly apologize.

    Gene

    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

    linkypoo...

    As usual with fake outrage, context destroys it all. Good luck trying to find intimidation or a "threat" with the context put around it. Looks more like an old hat trying to sell his books by fabricating a controversy with his name in it.

    Amazingly though, there will be the few that will cling to the conspiracy like a birther on meth.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    nope... Woodward did not... but we know who it was.

    Woodward isn't known for outting sources.... he kept Deepthroat under wraps until the guy came forward himself.


    what is all boils down to is credibility.... Woodward has it in spades.
    But Deepthroat didn't threaten him. If someone in the White House is running around threatening people then expose him.

    Otherwise this "anonymous person emailed me" to me is no different than the guy on COPS tv show who can't remember the name of the person who loaned him their car.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    ok. do you agree you are guilty of confirmation bias?
    I think you're guilty of not knowing what confirmation bias means.

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