I hope that both sides kick the crap out of eachother.
Obviously, a fake... cause, I just read a White House statement saying this exchange NEVER happened??
Usually when I hear the phrase “my bad” I’m looking at a youngster.
Gene Sperling is sniveling little punk like The Ploofter. A north east commie who got his start working for Gov Mike Dukakis (Massachusetts) Sperling goes way back. He worked for Bill Clintoooooon too.
Politico is running interference for the administration. Any kind of attack on the White House results in the usual MSM toadies circling the wagons to protect their leader.
So then Sperling admits Obama owns the sequester.
Sperling yells at Bob Woodward for half and hour, then sends a full page so-called apology telling Woodward to “rethink” his position or he will “regret” it.
But it’s not a threat. Got it.
Nice little career you got there, Bob—be a shame for something bad to happen to it.
I imagine this kind of threatening posture is nothing new for this White House. (is that what they call the “Chicago way?”) Even IF Woodward is not cowed, or L.Davis, just think how many in the media ARE. This is an atmosphere which exists and therefore, the media is not only in ideological alignment but are otherwise controlled by intimidation. One wonders, “where are a few good men” of integrity willing to break ranks, to speak the truth — and not just when it benefits book sales.
Woodward makes a public claim against the WH, one that throws everyone in a tizzy because of who Woodward is.
After a bit of “controversy”, the e-mail is revealed, and WH innocence is declared - we are supposed to believe it, because the e-mail was “private conversation”.
I aint buying it - Woodward is a used car salesman and we shouldn't buy his old jalopy.
woodard’s reply indicates he was obviously frightened for his life /sarc
Well done Woodard you trolled the media once again for free publicity. You have a book coming out soon?
...you'd think they'd learned their lesson by now...
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No one on the left ever had a problem with his ‘thought process’ when he wrote “All the Presidents Men” but when he scratches their thin skin he becomes a pariah.
Woodward is no fool, their innocuous statement to him really ended...or else.
Woodward’s response is obsequious dreck.
My guess he did and got another abusive earful which is why he decided to go public.
The emails aren’t the story. The alleged threats aren’t the story.
The real story is the reflexive way the media leaped to attack the heretic, before even waiting for any facts to really come out. Even if that heretic is a journalistic legend whom most of them would have fallen over themselves praising a week earlier.
It’s far more frightening that the media’s gut instinct is to defend the White House at all costs than some admin flunkie was trying to bully a reporter.
My cynical mind is reading this kerfuffle as nothing more than the White House and their sycophants in the SRM creating a big nothing burger to divert attention away from other, more serious issues, such as the release of criminal illegal aliens from federal custody.
So where are all those like an AF Four Star who a few decades ago stopped at an Air National Guard Base after they’d just crashed on of the first airplanes that went directly from the manufacture to the ANG Wing? After the accident briefing and before boarding his airplane to go back to Langley AFB, VA, he called the Wing Commander aside and quietly said, “You Son-Of-A-Bitch, if you lose another airplane I’m going to come to your house and burn it down...with your wife and kids inside”.
Funny how Mike Allen suddenly ended up with the original email...