There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.
P. J. O'Rourke
Is this really still having an argument about this? Has anyone read the actual e-mails? They did get published on Politico.com, Exclusive: The Woodward, Sperling emails revealed - Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei - POLITICO.com
Here is the actual text of "the threat". "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." That doesn't sound like a threat to me, it sounds like an aquantance, saying hey, you may want to take a second look at your facts, because I have more information then you do, and I think you will regret being in the wrong when we look back at the issue.
It gets even better when Mr. Woodward responds to the economic advisor; "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 involvedI am traveling and will try to reach you after 3 pm today. Best, Bob" Yea, he really sounds upset that we was just threatened by a representative of the White House, lol. This is a non story, and I'm disappointed that one of my favorite journalist would perpetuate it, distracting the public for real problem. Very sad...
I get it, you guys are in full on damage control as the effects of your idelogy sweep across the US like a plague.
But your'e only making things worse with your mitigation and denial.
A month ago you guys would have portrayed Woodward as a fair and competent and objective journalist.
Now ? He's too old ? Democrats war on old people 2013.
So what changed ? And don't blame this on pundits. Woodward went to CNN first to say it was "Madness", not Fox.