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Posted on 02/27/2013 8:08:22 PM PST by blam
BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing
February 27, 2013, 6:53 PM
Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him in an email that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester.
CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined.
"It makes me very uncomfortable to have the White House telling reporters, 'You're going to regret doing something that you believe in,'" Woodward said.
"I think they're confused," Woodward said of the White House's pushback on his reporting.
Earlier today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran Washington Post journalist and the White House. Woodward said Obama was showing a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns.
The Defense Department said in early February that it would not deploy the U.S.S. Harry Truman to the Persian Gulf, citing budget concerns relating to the looming cuts known as the sequester.
"Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said on MSNBC.
"Or George W. Bush saying, 'You know, I'm not going to invade Iraq because I can't get the aircraft carriers I need?'" Or even Bill Clinton saying, 'You know, I'm not going to attack Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters,' ... because of some budget document?"
Last weekend, Woodward called out Obama
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Stay outta da parks Bob.
Woodward brought down one president, let’s make it two.
Based on that, I am also sure Woodward's ego is not going to let the the punk POTUS bully him into toning it down either.
A best case scenario is that this thing escalates and Woodward truly becomes the one MSM mouthpiece who will bear they scandals as the really stand.
One can hope........
I’m really starting to wonder how this is going to turn out. It’s becoming less likely that we’ll see Woodward doing the public mea culpa and falling on his sword - if anything he’s doubling-down on it. He’s kind of judgement proof, what’s the WaPo going to fire him?
You have to know in the back of Woodward’s mind he’s thinking about bringing down another president. He only wishes it could be a Republican again. This is going to be a lot of fun to watch.
the Huff Po is attacking Bob. I hope they make him angry enough to tell the truth about D.C.
Names, or it didn’t happen.
This is so cool.
After the election I was posting warnings her that the tax fight to get ALL the cuts extended was one the GOP could not possibly win, so they should save their troops and ammunition for a more sensible fight, and pass a partial extension as early as possible.
But this one is different. Obama has been strutting around like a Pea-cock fluffed up by staring at his poll numbers and series of victories endlessly.
Some in the MSM are getting tired of carrying his water, after all the election is over and he doesn't need that protection anymore.
The GOP has a few good talking points for a change, compared to the tax fight.
His self confidence is getting the best of him.
Woodward’s scheduled for Hannity tomorrow night - if he lasts that long.....
Isn't Bob Woodward looking more and more like a RACIST?
Woodward was a god to the MSM. This should be interesting to see how this all shakes out.
“You have to know in the back of Woodwards mind hes thinking about bringing down another president. He only wishes it could be a Republican again. This is going to be a lot of fun to watch.”
Do you know where Marcy Park is? I’m sure the Administration folks know the exact location.
Woodward with a busted "give a d@mn" button could be a fearful thing.
This is going to be a lot of fun to watch.
Me too, vaguely (lol)...my guess is, the next step by the lib's will be to attack Woodward along the lines of "early onset dementia/Alzheimer's"...
I do not mean to offend, in reality that is a terrible thing to happen to anyone, but I doubt Woodward suffers from it. The fact that he's getting older makes it a plausible idea, is all, and I have NO doubts at all that this administration (and/or their friends) would do anything to discredit their "opposition".
Hey, Bob, you could give this “very senior official” a pseudonym, like you did with “Deep Throat.” In this case, may I suggest “Jalerie Varrett.”
The MSM doesn’t give much weight to the 2nd. Mebbe we’ll get to see if they walk-the-walk on all that brave talk about their sacred 1st ....
Nahhhh. Bob’ll be back on the Minitrue reservation in time for TGIF.
Don’t doubt it Sperling is a punk.
Ha, this guy has got to be kidding. If "He was saying Woodward would regret it because Woodward would be proven wrong", then that's what he would have said. Anybody over the age of eight knows that the level of vagueness of the threat should be interpreted to be the level of violence implied.
Hi Bob, better watch out for those canadian made busses coming down the pike
this might be fun yet
Gene Sperling, per many threads tonight.
If you’re talking Deep Throat as it applies to 0, you my be more on target with ‘Leggie Rove’. The name fits so tight.
Hitler was a God to left also, then he attacked Stalin....
Article is from Reuters.
He had the backing of the press corps and left wing media owners in taking down Nixon. He doesn't have that kind of support to take out Obama. But, you can hope, wishful thinking.
Arkancide is painless compared with the Chicago Treatment!
If I were Bob, I’d be calling Robert Redford begging him to do another stand-in for me!
Mr. Woodward is not the only person being made “very uncomfortable” I live in Arizona where just released felons are wandering about....only Mexicans? Isn’t that profiling? This Marxist is making no bones about who and what he is or what he intends to do to America with the wrecking ball he is using. I commend Mr. Woodward for his honesty in reporting, perhaps this is the beginning of a break through for other news reporters to begin to report the truth, not an opinion....said she hopefully. Is Obama showing signs of madness?
Want some racism?....why did Obama call for only Mexicans to be released in Arizona? Isn't that profiling? Yes it was Obama who did this....Big Sis doesn't give the orders, her boss does.
Are you certain it isn’t Arry Bobama?
They will raid his house and find child porn on his computer.
That ALWAYS works.
ANSWER: “All The Presidents’ Men”
QUESTION: Who ganged up on Bob Woodward?
Name the senior White Hut person, Bob.
You’re lying otherwise.
And now it appears that Lanny Davis is having a bit of pleasant feedback from the White Hut as well, per a shorty in News at Fox home page.
Great post, Potlatch. Along with the parks, Woodward should avoid going canoeing on the Potomac during breakfast. Also might want to avoid an evening walk like the one Breitbart took a year ago.
Like Chelsea's baby-daddy had to roll over one more time to protect Medusa. . . .
Bob Woodward is supposed to walk all that back to protect the High-Chair King. . . .
Woodward brought down one president, lets make it two.
Phil - greetings.
Do you think Woodward is going to walk this back?
Good - doesn’t look as though he will to me, either. The WH is digging deeper and Woodward’s pride is involved, too.
IMHO this may be, in hindsight, a significant event; now that several others are publicly stating they were threatened as well.
The MSM made this freak, they can un-make him any time they want. You’d think the freak would consider that, but he and his henchpersons are too blinded by evil.
Thanks nit! I thought about Breitbart many times while I was making that. Nowdays no one should announce that they are ‘going to reveal’ something. Just do it!!
and then do a happy dance....