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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Luckily, we can all read the email exchange and draw our own conclusions.
    Exactly. And that is why Woodward looks like a fool. He went on Hannity last night and told Sean he was a wonderful journalist.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Don't you have any new material. How many times are you going to post this verbatim in other places?
    I posted it in one other thread. You think that is to much?

    Is something that occurred a few days ago not new enough for you?
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    Odds are also pretty good that powerful politicians work very hard to control the message using overt threats



    The Obama legal team used the fact that congress has the power to tax as the reason this mandate is legal. If it only legal because they can tax people, its a tax.
    Are you sure that was Obama's argument? I thought it was something Roberts pulled out of his ass.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Nobody is disputing what was said. According to Woodward the "threat" was made in the e-mail, so we know exactly what was said. It is yourpersonal interpretation of it that is debatable.
    Your interpretation is debatable. I have not come up with one yet, I am waiting for more information

    For instance, Life exists outside of that email. What happened in the hours after the email? Did Woodward see any action that made him believe he needed to take this line about regret more seriously?

    Or maybe he was immediately threatened and backed down for the threat. “oh don’t worry buddy. We are friends. I appreciate you yelling at me. I need that”. Then later he was ashamed of him lack of journalistic courage and came back out firing.

    You have your mind made up. A closed mind is not something I respect at all.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    And these two people, are they also making amountian out of a molehill?

    "The official angered by my Woodward tweet sent me an indignant e-mail. “What’s next, a Nazi analogy?” the official wrote, chastising me for spreading “bull**** like that” I was not offended by the note, mild in comparison to past exchanges with this official. But it was the last straw in a relationship that had deteriorated.

    As editor-in-chief of National Journal, I received several e-mails and telephone calls from this White House official filled with vulgarity, abusive language, and virtually the same phrase that Woodward called a veiled threat. “You will regret staking out that claim,” The Washington Post reporter was told.

    Once I moved back to daily reporting this year, the badgering intensified. I wrote Saturday night, asking the official to stop e-mailing me. The official wrote, challenging Woodward and my tweet. “Get off your high horse and assess the facts, Ron,” the official wrote."

    http://mobile.nationaljournal.com/po...o-you-20130228

    "A day after Woodward's claim that a senior White House official had told him he would "regret" writing a column criticizing President Obama's stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL's Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington Times."

    WMAL : Where Washington Comes to Talk
    Lanny Davis is not very reliable. He was a huge Hillary supporter and I can imagine both sides have an ax to grind there.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Are you sure that was Obama's argument? I thought it was something Roberts pulled out of his ass.
    yes. I am sure

    http://thehill.com/images/stories/bl...h/dojbrief.pdf

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    law. The only consequences of a failure to maintain minimum coverage are tax consequences: non-exempted
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    I've had more 'threatening' exchanges in the check out line at the Supermarket while talking about the weather than this exchange. It looks an awful lot to me like Bob Woodward once again trying to become the story rather than reporting on it.
    There really is no other way around it. Woodward was on Scarborough today. They did not agree with him but treated him like he was an ol fart who didn't know his name anymore. Woodward looks like a complete idiot, and the more he talks the more he looks senile.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    I posted it in one other thread. You think that is to much?

    Is something that occurred a few days ago not new enough for you?
    It is still spamming.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    It is still spamming.
    no it's not. and you are not a moderator. either report it or move on.

    claiming something relevent to this thread is spam is absurd.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    Your interpretation is debatable. I have not come up with one yet, I am waiting for more information

    For instance, Life exists outside of that email. What happened in the hours after the email? Did Woodward see any action that made him believe he needed to take this line about regret more seriously?

    Or maybe he was immediately threatened and backed down for the threat. “oh don’t worry buddy. We are friends. I appreciate you yelling at me. I need that”. Then later he was ashamed of him lack of journalistic courage and came back out firing.

    You have your mind made up. A closed mind is not something I respect at all.
    Yes I have my mind made up on this issue. It was entertaining watching Woodward make a fool of himself, but it is time to move on. The story was supposed to be about the sequester, and now it is all about Woodward. I'm not sure if that is what he intended, but it discredits him, nonetheless.

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