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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by barrows View Post
    did anyone single woodward out with forceful comments?
    yes, because he knows who sent him the email ------>directly, and what it said in the message made him feel uncomfortable.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    My guess is that if he gives up the name that source won't give him any more info in the future.
    How do you reconciliate that with the fact that the source "threatening" him is the actual story. Who did it? Why? What position do they have that makes them senior? Again, the official making a threat - is the actual story. If the source has gone as far as threatening Bob Woodward, why would they even consider giving him anymore information in the future? Self defeating really. Your guess pretty much contradicts itself.

    Source: Hey, I'll threaten you, then I'll give you more information - which you'll use in the same manner that I don't like.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    The Right reminds me of children; Obama is their boogeyman.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    even your link says threaten.
    Yes it does, that's just proof the media isn't as liberal as the Right thinks it is.

    woodward says he fell uncomfortable from the email, sounds like a threat to me.
    Of course it would, but you can't tell me what made him feel uncomfortable can you?


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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    The Right reminds me of children; Obama is their boogeyman.
    the same can be said for the other side of the aisle.

    bush was a ...devilish monster

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    2nd time I ask: Why wasn't the name of the senior official published?
    Is my screenname "deep throat" or "BobWoodward"? Ask him.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post


    Of course it would, but you can't tell me what made him feel uncomfortable can you?
    Woodward-----> said it out of this own MOUTH in your link you posted.

    so the message was not a bright and cheery one.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Is my screenname "deep throat" or "BobWoodward"? Ask him.
    You're so quick to assume that he's getting this threat from a higher up. So I figured you'd have just as wild an assumption as to why he wouldn't release their name. However, seeing as you only have suppositions as to whom this person isn't just answer this: Why is it you're so sure that this wasn't some janitor at the WH, or more likely a fictitious senior official made up by Woodward and yet at the same time you have no idea why he wouldn't publish the name of this "senior official"?
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You're so quick to assume that he's getting this threat from a higher up. So I figured you'd have just as wild an assumption as to why he wouldn't release their name. However, seeing as you only have suppositions as to whom this person isn't just answer this: Why is it you're so sure that this wasn't some janitor at the WH, or more likely a fictitious senior official made up by Woodward and yet at the same time you have no idea why he wouldn't publish the name of this "senior official"?
    Because from what I understand, the WH cleaning staff have been their most of their entire adult lives and some are second and third generations of their family working there and they have a code against that sort of thing even though they could probably make some serious cash writing a tell-all. What makes you so sure it was a janitor or that Woodward just made it up? Those seem to be inconsistent positions indicating you are grasping at straws

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Because from what I understand, the WH cleaning staff have been their most of their entire adult lives and some are second and third generations of their family working there and they have a code against that sort of thing even though they could probably make some serious cash writing a tell-all.
    Which... leaves what? Everyone else? Security guards, non-senior adviser, senior adviser, and even whomever opens the door to the WH.

    What makes you so sure it was a janitor or that Woodward just made it up?
    Logic, but most importantly:

    1. Bob Woodward is now in a position where revealing the source is the only possible way to validate the veracity of his story.
    2. If he reveals 1. who it was and 2. shows the e-mail it was sent from, then the issue of validity is put to rest and an investigation can begin on why a senior WH official is going around threatening journalists.
    3. If he doesn't, and it's most likely that he won't, then the question is: Why not?

    The only logical conclusion to #3 is: There is no source and he made it up.

    Why?

    Well, the source, by threatening him, has made it obvious that they won't give him any further information so revealing it wouldn't change anything in regards to his relationship with said source. If anything, it would give him some leverage. However, he wouldn't be the first or last journalist to ever come out with government attempts to stifle the press so why all the mystery and hush, hush? Well obviously, there is no source or he's highly inflated his claim AT BEST.

    The only straw here is the nonsensical claim that this couldn't have been just an old man trying to milk another 15 minutes of fame out of his expired journalistic career.
    Last edited by Hatuey; 02-28-13 at 01:31 AM.
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