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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Well if you watched the show you would know the day before they started out acting like Woodward had been mistreated. At the very end of the show they dsclosed what actually happened. Today they hd him on. He made a complete fool of himself.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

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    The term regret is used a lot. I think we can agree on that. What it means...shrug
    I think that given the claims use the same words and each person thought there was a threat invoked to some degree I think it is troubling at the least. I don't think it is in anyone's interest for the government to be threatening the press in any manner.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    I think that given the claims use the same words and each person thought there was a threat invoked to some degree I think it is troubling at the least. I don't think it is in anyone's interest for the government to be threatening the press in any manner.
    I don't see it that way. The emails didn't really play out like anyone was being threatened, just warned that the story would blow up on them.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    I don't see it that way. The emails didn't really play out like anyone was being threatened, just warned that the story would blow up on them.
    We only have e-mails from Woodward. Now they can be interpreted different ways but Davis and Fournier are just telling what happened. We only have their side BUT they do sound very similiar to Woodwards claim as far as the words used and what was implied. So are we to believe these three people are conspiring on their claims for some reason or could it be that there really is something to the claims?
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    We only have e-mails from Woodward. Now they can be interpreted different ways but Davis and Fournier are just telling what happened. We only have their side BUT they do sound very similiar to Woodwards claim as far as the words used and what was implied. So are we to believe these three people are conspiring on their claims for some reason or could it be that there really is something to the claims?
    That someone at the White House was throwing around the term "regret" is not in doubt. The interpretation of that word seems to be up for grabs. IMO, Obama doesn't care enough to threaten anyone (it's the one thing the Right actually had right, if only they stuck to it---Obama doesn't give a crap about governing--instead of going all "he's a dictator, marxist and fascist" with their claims). Now, if it was Hillary's administration or Bill's, I'd be all in.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    That someone at the White House was throwing around the term "regret" is not in doubt. The interpretation of that word seems to be up for grabs. IMO, Obama doesn't care enough to threaten anyone (it's the one thing the Right actually had right, if only they stuck to it---Obama doesn't give a crap about governing--instead of going all "he's a dictator, marxist and fascist" with their claims). Now, if it was Hillary's administration or Bill's, I'd be all in.
    Not only throwing the term regret around but also making the journalists feel 'threatened'. Davie and Fournier both use that term also. So unless they are all the same thinned skinned type of people who fell threatened at the drop of the hat or they are colluding there seems to be at least enough to look a little deeper into it.

    I think Obama cares very deeply, about his image. I agree he does seem to not care about governing or leading.
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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.
    Looks like you not only drink the kool-aid, you bathe in it.

    Read the emails, no threat, case closed.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Looks like you not only drink the kool-aid, you bathe in it.

    Read the emails, no threat, case closed.
    I did read them. So did Woodward and he claims a perceived threat. case reopened.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    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.


    This is nothing new.

    For a long time now Bob Woodward always ends up making anything that he gets involved in all about him.

    He can't separate himself from the story.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    I did read them. So did Woodward and he claims a perceived threat. case reopened.
    He claims a perceived threat now, yet in his reply e-mail he did not. He also is adamant that he was not threatened. What's up with that?

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