Woodward and his "friends" in the media want this to go away - fast. Gee, I wonder why. Tom Brokaw was asked about it yesterday, and that is precisely what he said.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
It seems to be a fad these days, see something you don't like and go over the top in response. Mr. Woodward wasn't threatened and the OP didn't carry on like some have over Obama in here. If Mr. Woodward had used ANY term other than threatened I'd say we had something. If he had stuck to the story instead of trying to become the story he would show a bit of his 'Watergate' form.
Given the rather over the top rants about President Obama I have to laugh at the umbrage being taken now over the OP here....
Always remember folks, in American politics:
1. Right and wrong depend entirely on which political team the people involved seem to support. Regular standards of right and wrong are irrelevant.
2. Craft your stated position in such a way as to smear the reputations of the people who seem to support the political team you oppose.
3. Always presume the hearers of your slanderous vilification are either a). so seeped in the political team-ism culture that although they realize you're engaging in dishonest smear-campaigning that they fully support you or b). are so stupid they accept hook, line and sinker your dragging the reputations of those you identify as political foes through the mud based on team identification and of course opportunity, as the absolute truth rooted in honesty and fairness in the pursuit of what's right.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
... perhaps the email read in isolation may not be conclusive ... but having been sent after a half-hour haranguing by Sperling it does take on more significance ... and the email, being reproducable, can be seen as trying to soften what came before on the phone.
And the fact that Sperling and his boss were still peddling the lie that the Sequester wasn't Obama and Lew's idea, adds more credence to what Woodword perceived was going on.
Woodward is still sharp as a tack. For the #1 political issue - SEQUESTRATION - he flat out caught and proved the White House is again being a collection of calculated pathological liars - for having incessantly denied the White House is who proposed the sequestration - and then was blaming Republicans for it.
The White House finally admitted it was lying and that it is Obama and his staff who came up with the sequestration plan.
What the Obama staffer was doing was raging at Woodward to drop his expose' under the White House theory that joining in declaring Republicans are evil and responsible was best for the nation and that the lies should not be exposed.
Woodward is a truly impressive journalist. Too bad he's the last of the breed. He went against overwhelming popular opinion against Nixon and Watergate - completely changing history for the better. He now has proven the fundamental economic/budget claims of the White House were absolute lies diametrically opposite the truth. However, until with Watergate, there is no national media and press to join in his interests in the truth. Rather, the media and press is now just a collection of partisan hacks all each pursuing their own PR agendas.
REPUBLICANS rages at and about Woodward during Watergate. And partisan sheeple Democrats are now raging at and about Woodward for exposing the next lying president and White House team Obama.
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