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.
DING! DING! DING!
We have a winner!
Also worth emphasizing is the fact that the White House got caught lying about the sequester.
Another thing that galls me is the way Woodward called Sperling in advance of the story’s publication. Why? He wasn’t looking for a comment for the story, he was calling to warn them.
Did he do that with Nixon? Did Dan Rather do that with Bush in the 2004 TANG “fake but accurate” story? Did the National Enquirer do that with Clinton?
No! It’s supposed to be a surprise, a heads-up on a story like this is unethical because it allows the subject to set the spin in advance.
Yup. Pure Alinsky tactics. They jump on the “old man” and say he’s losing his marbles in order to discredit him.
This administration is in it to win it. They have their constituents so wrapped around their fingers, I think if they sent them poisoned Kool-Aid, they’d all drink it right about now.