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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.
    im disappointed people can be indifferent over this issue
    The press has been given a very important responsibility granted to them by the constitution they are the only profession singled out in the constitution. and they are woefully neglecting that responsibility
    they have the responsibility to dig for and report the truth not cover up or protect any administration no mater what their personal ideology is. The importance of the presses responsibility it is one of the checks and balances to help keep from a tyrannical government from gaining power

    one of the first thing a dictator will do to gain and stay in power is the control of the press

    so people are being indifferent at their own peril

    democracy will fail if the press wont do or is kept from doing their job
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    a threat ? Oh hell no there's no threat.

    A reporter being told " your'e going to regret ...." anything by a top WH official when he posted a true story is a non-issue.

    Completely a non issue. I mean if Rumsfeld had said the same to Woodward or even if Cheney had said something you guys would be here, denouncing Woodwards claim and sticking up for the high level WH official right ?
    then we have agreement
    no threat
    no legitimate faux news story
    just woodward embarrassed at overplaying his hand
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    then we have agreement
    no threat
    no legitimate faux news story
    just woodward embarrassed at overplaying his hand
    I've gone to chinese restaurants and gotten scarier "threats" in my fortune cookie

    But then, I remember how the rightwingers went nuts when bush*'s press secretary told the press that they better watch what they say....Oh WAIT!!


    That never happened
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    im disappointed people can be indifferent over this issue
    The press has been given a very important responsibility granted to them by the constitution they are the only profession singled out in the constitution. and they are woefully neglecting that responsibility
    they have the responsibility to dig for and report the truth not cover up or protect any administration no mater what their personal ideology is. The importance of the presses responsibility it is one of the checks and balances to help keep from a tyrannical government from gaining power

    one of the first thing a dictator will do to gain and stay in power is the control of the press

    so people are being indifferent at their own peril

    democracy will fail if the press wont do or is kept from doing their job

    Ah, Freedom of the press. Don’t you realize at the time the framers wrote the Constitution through pretty much all of the 1800’s the press was never neutral. In fact most newspapers supported one candidate and told a bunch of lies about the others. The Federalist had their own newspapers, Jefferson’s Republicans had theirs and so it went, Whigs and Jackson’s Democrats each had newspapers and so it went. The press as the watch dogs of Democracy is a fairly new concept that came along probably after WWII. Even then papers like the Chicago tribune was known as a Republican Newspaper and the St. Louis Post Democrat was strictly Democratic. I haven’t the faintest idea if the St. Louis paper still is named Democrat. But names like this has its roots way back when when most newspapers were very partisan. Perhaps it was the advent of TV where at the time, late 40’s, early 50” when news reporting tried to take on an unbiased slant.

    Congress had a lot to do with this move to unbiased reporting. Since they determined with TV that the airwaves were public, they passed the equal time act and some more. But that law has been repealed. Newspapers want to sell newspapers and TV wants viewers. If the news has to be slanted to achieve that, the media will do it. The New York Times is highly partisan to the left, being so helps the New York Times sell newspapers in New York, a high Democratic bastion.

    Why do you think FOX news was born. ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN all tilted left, FOX seen an opportunity to attract the conservative viewers. They have done this very successfully. NBC seen the success of FOX and launched MSNBC, a very liberal Democratic channel. CNN once tilted very much to the left, now to regain viewers has started to move back toward the center. The media is what it is, a watchdog, not really. They are organizations that go after stories, scandals, news in a manner that will sell newspapers and attract viewers. The news is a very cut throat business.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    then we have agreement
    no threat
    no legitimate faux news story
    just woodward embarrassed at overplaying his hand
    Faux ? Woodward hit CNN before he wen't to Fox.

    Is it up to you to determine whether or not a credible threat was made ? Because you were there right, in the room, on the other line ?

    No, your opinion and 5 bucks will buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

    But that doesn't speak to the main issue here. Why is Obama sicking his senior WH officials on Journalist for telling the truth ? And why don't you have a problem with that ?
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I've gone to chinese restaurants and gotten scarier "threats" in my fortune cookie

    But then, I remember how the rightwingers went nuts when bush*'s press secretary told the press that they better watch what they say....Oh WAIT!!


    That never happened
    Mitigate away it's a time honored tradition for people who use selective outrage as a way to remain relevant. Plus, it's 2013.

    Do you or do you NOT have a problem with the executive branch sicking it's senior officials on objective journalist for telling the truth ?
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Faux ? Woodward hit CNN before he wen't to Fox.

    Is it up to you to determine whether or not a credible threat was made ? Because you were there right, in the room, on the other line ?

    No, your opinion and 5 bucks will buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

    But that doesn't speak to the main issue here. Why is Obama sicking his senior WH officials on Journalist for telling the truth ? And why don't you have a problem with that ?
    The emails were publicly released as I posted on the last page in this thread. Good luck finding that harrowing threat that doesn't exist.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    But that doesn't speak to the main issue here. Why is Obama sicking his senior WH officials on Journalist for telling the truth ? And why don't you have a problem with that ?


    When did anyone on the right ever have a problem with anything that Bush or anyone in his mis-administration ever said or did?

    For or against journalism or anything else.

    Just sayin'.




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    That is the way it works.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    No, your opinion and 5 bucks will buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks.


    Your opinion and five bucks will also buy you a cup of coffee.

    So, what's your point?

    Don't look to Bob Woodward for salvation.

    There aren't any Watergates around here.

    Have a nice day, and a long life under a long line of Democratic Presidents.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Mitigate away it's a time honored tradition for people who use selective outrage as a way to remain relevant. Plus, it's 2013.

    Do you or do you NOT have a problem with the executive branch sicking it's senior officials on objective journalist for telling the truth ?
    No, I have no problems with it.

    Not even when it really actually happens.
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