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  • The Donald and the La Raza Judge

    06/06/2016 10:12:49 PM PDT · by pissant · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 7, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Before the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge? Stated succinctly, Donald Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a class-action suit against Trump University, is sticking it to him. And the judge's bias is likely rooted in the fact that he is of Mexican descent. Can there be any defense of a statement so horrific? Just this. First, Trump has a perfect right to be angry about the judge's rulings and to question his motives. Second, there are grounds for believing Trump is right. On May 27,...
  • #WAR ! – Team Trump -vs- Team MSM Became Official After Bezo’s Notified

    05/13/2016 3:13:06 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 88 replies
    As almost everyone is aware by now, The Washington Post –via recorded commentary from Bob Woodward– officially announced their intents to assign 20 reporters to take down the threat to their preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton. Before he died Andrew Breitbart spoke of this time of inevitable conflict. The ultimate battle between a center-right nation and the Cultural Marxists occupying the left-wing “Democrat Media Complex”. We might not have known the timing, but we all knew this war was coming. It’s here.
  • Washington Post assigns army of 20 to dig into 'every phase' of Trump's life

    05/11/2016 3:10:29 PM PDT · by detective · 115 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/11/16 | Paul Bedard
    The Washington Post has built a sizable army of reporters to dig into every facet of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's life under orders of new owner Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and Democratic Party donor. Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward revealed Wednesday that the Post has assigned 20 staffers to Trump. In addition the paper plans a book. "There's a lot we don't know," he told the National Association of Realtors convention in Washington. "We have 20 people working on Trump, we're going to do a book, we're doing articles about every phase of his life," he added.
  • The bizarre optimism in Donald Trump’s theory of the economy

    04/02/2016 11:24:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr 2, 2016 | Jim Tankersley
    "I think we’re sitting on an economic bubble. A financial bubble... We’re not at 5 percent unemployment. We’re at a number that’s probably into the 20s if you look at the real number. That was a number that was devised, statistically devised to make politicians – and in particular presidents – look good. And I wouldn’t be getting the kind of massive crowds that I’m getting if the number was a real number." "I’m talking about a bubble where you go into a very massive recession. Hopefully not worse than that, but a very massive recession. Look, we have money...
  • Trump’s Nonsensical Claim He Can Eliminate $19 Trillion In Debt In Eight Years

    04/03/2016 11:22:01 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 196 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 02, 2016 | Glenn Kessler
    Fact Checker Trump’s Nonsensical Claim He Can Eliminate $19 Trillion In Debt In Eight Years Donald Trump, in an interview with Bob Woodward and Robert Costa In a revealing interview, Trump predicts a ‘massive recession’ but intends to eliminate the national debt in 8 years By Glenn Kessler April 2 The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa sat down with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Here's how the interview went. Donald Trump: “We’ve got to get rid of the $19 trillion in debt.” Bob Woodward: “How long would that take?” Trump: “I think I could do it fairly quickly,...
  • Donald Trump's Unusual Plan to Lower the National Debt: Sell Off 19 Trillion In Government Assets

    04/03/2016 2:28:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 524 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4 hours ago | by ANNE THOMPSON and CHRISTINA COLEBURN
    As president, Donald Trump would sell off $16 trillion worth of U.S. government assets in order to fulfill his pledge to eliminate the national debt in eight years, senior adviser with the campaign Barry Bennett said. "The United States government owns more real estate than anybody else, more land than anybody else, more energy than anybody else," Bennett told Chris Jansing Sunday on MSNBC. "We can get rid of government buildings we're not using, we can extract the energy from government lands, we can do all kinds of things to extract value from the assets that we hold." In a...
  • Trump predicts a ‘massive recession’ but intends to eliminate the national debt in 8 years

    04/02/2016 4:22:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 148 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 02, 2016 | Bob Woodward and Robert Costa
    Donald Trump said in an interview that economic conditions are so perilous that the country is headed for a “very massive recession” and that “it’s a terrible time right now” to invest in the stock market, embracing a distinctly gloomy view of the economy that counters mainstream economic forecasts. The New York billionaire dismissed concern that his comments — which are exceedingly unusual, if not unprecedented, for a major party front-runner — could potentially affect financial markets. Over the course of the discussion, the candidate made clear that he would govern in the same nontraditional way that he has campaigned,...
  • In a revealing interview, Trump predicts a ‘massive recession’ .......

    04/02/2016 6:51:22 PM PDT · by yoe · 51 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2016 | Bob Woodward and Robert Costa
    Donald Trump said in an interview that economic conditions are so perilous that the country is headed for a “very massive recession” and that “it’s a terrible time right now” to invest in the stock market, embracing a distinctly gloomy view of the economy that counters mainstream economic forecasts. The New York billionaire dismissed concern that his comments — which are exceedingly unusual, if not unprecedented, for a major party front-runner — could potentially affect financial markets.
  • Woodward: Hillary and Smart Dems are Seriously Worried About Trump's New Voters

    03/20/2016 1:24:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Mar 2016 | Pam Key
    On “Fox News Sunday,” veteran journalist Bob Woodward said the Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s campaign and smart Democrats are seriously worried about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump bringing in new voters to the election process who normally don’t vote.
  • Bob Woodward says Hillary Clinton ‘shouts’ too much

    02/04/2016 9:01:27 AM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    MSN News ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | ADAM EDELMAN
    Journalist Bob Woodward lobbed a thinly veiled attack at Democratic presidential Hillary Clinton Wednesday, saying that the former secretary of state "shouts" too much on the campaign trail. When asked on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" why he felt Clinton, who eked out a razor-thin victory over Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucuses, is currently being crushed by the Vermont senator in New Hampshire polls, Woodward said: "I think a lot of it with Hillary Clinton has to do with style and delivery."
  • Storm Clouds Form: Bob Woodward Compares Hillary Scandal to Watergate (FBI revolt brewing)

    01/11/2016 6:34:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 200 replies
    National Review ^ | January 10, 2016 | John Fund
    Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal has been a difficult one for the public to understand and for journalists to explain. But Bob Woodward, the Washington Post reporter who helped uncover Watergate 40 years ago, clarified things a lot on Fox News Sunday today when he said that an e-mail in the most recently released batch shows Hillary trying to "subvert the rules" that she expected others to follow. A few days earlier, Joe DiGenova, a well-respected former district attorney for the District of Columbia, told The Laura Ingraham Show that "there is vitriol of an intense amount developing" in the intelligence...
  • Woodward warns of 'secret government' at Aurora Co., eco-devo speech

    11/03/2015 6:01:08 AM PST · by DustyBowl · 14 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | October 20, 2015 | Neil Westergaard, editor
    President Barack Obama does not understand the power of the presidency, the news media do not ask enough tough questions of the political candidates, and, as a result, American voters really do not know enough about the people running for high public office. Those were among the observations of Washington Post associate editor and author Bob Woodward in a sobering, at times humorous, and thought-provoking address as keynote speaker for the Aurora Economic Development Council annual A list dinner, held Thursday night at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum.
  • Bob Woodward and the Watergate Myth

    10/30/2015 9:16:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | October 29, 2015 | Conrad Black
    <p>Richard Nixon came into office in 1969 with 550,000 conscripts in Vietnam, 200 to 400 coming home dead every week, no exit strategy, and anti-war and race riots constantly erupting all over the country. There were no relations with China and no substantive discussions in progress with the Soviet Union or the principal Arab states. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy had been assassinated in 1968, and the routine skyjacking of civil airliners had begun. By 1972, Nixon had withdrawn from Vietnam with a non-Communist government still in place in Saigon, had opened relations with China, signed the greatest arms-control agreement in history with the USSR, ended school segregation while avoiding the lunacy of court-ordered busing of millions of schoolchildren around the metropolitan areas of the country for “racial balance” (i.e., chaos), started a peace process in the Middle East, founded the Environmental Protection Agency, and abolished the draft. There were no more riots, skyjackings, or high-level assassinations.</p>
  • Why does Woodward give this president a pass?

    10/20/2015 8:11:37 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 29 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 10/21 | peter lucas
    The late President Richard Nixon may not have been good for the country, but he's certainly been good for Bob Woodward. Woodward is the famous Washington Post reporter who, along with Carl Bernstein, broke the scandalous Watergate break-in and cover-up story 40 years ago that eventually led to Nixon's resignation.
  • G. Gordon Liddy testifies he was in the dark about Watergate break-in

    07/02/2002 6:01:12 AM PDT · by Valin · 60 replies · 715+ views
    Mpls (red)Star Tribune / AP ^ | 7/2/02 | Gretchen Parker
    <p>BALTIMORE -- Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy on Monday testified that he was kept in the dark about the 1972 break-in he helped organize - even as he lay in wait that night with radio transmitters at the Watergate hotel.</p>
  • Nearly blew my stack over Watergate tape gap: Nixon

    11/12/2011 5:00:26 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 38 replies
    hindustantimes ^ | 11.10.11
    Former US President Richard Nixon told a US grand jury "I practically blew my stack" when he learned of the long gap on a White House tape sought in the Watergate scandal investigation, according to transcripts released on Thursday. In one of the biggest political scandals in US history, much has been made of the 18 1/2-minute gap on tapes of Nixon's White House conversations. The key question -- did it include incriminating information about the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters by his campaign operatives? Nixon spent hours before the grand jury on June 23 and 24, 1975,...
  • FBI Finds Nixon Aides Sabotaged Democrats

    02/21/2010 10:30:21 AM PST · by Marty62 · 34 replies · 850+ views
    WaPo ^ | Tuesday, October 10, 1972 | Woodward/Bernstein
    FBI Finds Nixon Aides Sabotaged Democrats By Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward Washington Post Writers Tuesday, October 10, 1972; Page A01 FBI agents have established that the Watergate bugging incident stemmed from a massive campaign of political spying and sabotage conducted on behalf of President Nixon's re-election and directed by officials of the White House and the Committee for the Re-election of the President. The activities, according to information in FBI and Department of Justice files, were aimed at all the major Democratic presidential contenders and -- since 1971 -- represented a basic strategy of the Nixon re-election effort. During...
  • One-time Nixon aide Jeb Stuart Magruder, convicted in Watergate, dies

    05/16/2014 6:14:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2014 | Dennis McLellan
    Jeb Stuart Magruder, the former White House aide who served seven months in prison for his role in the Watergate scandal that forced Richard Nixon to resign from the presidency in 1974, has died. He was 79. Magruder, a retired Presbyterian minister, died Sunday in Danbury, Conn., of complications from a stroke. Jeffrey H. Hull of the Hull Funeral Home in Danbury confirmed his death.
  • New Watergate book says John Dean ordered break-in

    05/19/2008 8:05:22 AM PDT · by tlb · 55 replies · 2,187+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 19, 2008 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new book on the scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon alleges that White House counsel John Dean ordered the infamous Watergate break-in in 1972, a charge Dean strongly rejected. James Rosen, a Fox News Channel correspondent in Washington, made the charge based on interviews and an exhaustive review of documents for "The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate." Dean called Rosen's assertion "pathetic." Rosen quoted from a 1990 interview from another central Watergate figure, Jeb Magruder, that "the first plan that we got had been initiated by Dean." To help build his...
  • THE MEN WHO REALLY BROUGHT NIXON DOWN (opportuni$tic Felt and hi$ family ca$h in)

    06/02/2005 6:09:52 AM PDT · by Liz · 136 replies · 2,304+ views
    NY POST ^ | June 2, 2005 | EDITORIAL
    No sooner had The Washington Post confirmed that Mark Felt, the FBI's former No. 2, was its secret Water gate informant nicknamed "Deep Throat" than the frenzy began. Now it's time for everyone — Felt and his family included — to start cashing in. Bob Woodward just so happens to have been working on a book about Deep Throat — which is now going to be rushed into print, it was announced yesterday. (Last year, he and Carl Bernstein sold their Watergate papers to the University of Texas-Austin for $5 million.) And the Felt family admits that the road to...
  • The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, and the Plot That Brought Nixon Down

    08/30/2015 10:06:31 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 34 replies
    C-SPAN BookTV ^ | Sunday, Aug 30 | Geoff Shepard.
    Book Discussion on The Real Watergate Scandal Geoff Shepard, former associate director in the Nixon administration, presents research he contends shows misconduct by the judges and prosecutors involved in the Watergate trials. An aging judge about to step down. Aggressive prosecutors friendly with the judge. A disgraced president. A nation that had already made up its mind. The Watergate trials were a legal mess—and now, with the discovery of new documents that reveal shocking misconduct by prosecutors and judges alike, former Nixon staffer Geoff Shepard has a convincing case that the wrongdoing of these history-making trials was actually a bigger...
  • WAS NIXON DUPED? DID WOODWARD LIE?

    06/01/2005 8:27:08 AM PDT · by Valin · 27 replies · 1,643+ views
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | November/December 1991 | Steve Weinberg
    Weinberg, a CJR contributing editor, covered parts of Watergate while a Washington correspondent. He is former executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors Inc., based at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, in Columbia. When Silent Coup appears earlier this year, controversy seemed inevitable. The authors, a political consultant and a journalist, were saying that Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein got Watergate all wrong in their Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post coverage and in teir best-selling books, All the President's Men and The Final Days. If the Colodny-Gettlin version of Watergate turns out to be correct, the implications for journalism...
  • Investigating the Clinton Foundation (Bob Woodward elaborates)

    06/19/2015 5:03:40 AM PDT · by Liz · 32 replies
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | 6/18/15 | EDITED TRANSCRIPT
    O'REILLY "Clinton Cash" investigated the charitable enterprise known as the Clinton Foundation. How do you see it? BOB WOODWARD: this is a giant story... The question is how the Clinton Foundation activities are organized? Who decides -- that story will take weeks and months. O'REILLY Do you know if the "Washington Post" has an investigative team? WOODWARD: Yes....this week there's been serious meetings about it. It's going to be looked at in the New York Times.....there is independent media aggressiveness. Now, the big question you've raised, are there illegal transactions here? And that requires digging. O'REILLY.....you need somebody from the...
  • Bob Woodward: Bush Didn't Lie

    05/26/2015 3:00:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Republican presidential candidates are being hit with, "Well, knowing what you know now, would you go back into Iraq?" And they've mostly accepted the premise that Iraq was a big boondoggle, a huge mistake, Bush lied, we shouldn't have done it, and they're answering on that basis. Well, on Fox News Sunday, which I didn't see, during the group panel discussion, Chris Wallace speaking with Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, Wallace said, "The politics of Iraq have gotten a lot of attention the last couple of weeks with Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, bunch of others, and these...
  • Osama Bin Laden's leftwing book collection (Chomsky, Perkins, Woodward, 911 conspiracies)

    05/20/2015 8:19:02 PM PDT · by dead · 25 replies
    In total, 39 English language books were found at bin Laden's Pakistan compound along with a wealth of other written materials: The 2030 Spike by Colin Mason A Brief Guide to Understanding Islam by I. A. Ibrahim America's Strategic Blunders by Willard Matthias America's 'War on Terrorism' by Michel Chossudovsky Al-Qaeda's Online Media Strategies: From Abu Reuter to Irhabi 007 by Hanna Rogan The Best Democracy Money Can Buy by Greg Palast The Best Enemy Money Can Buy by Anthony Sutton Black Box Voting, Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century by Bev Harris Bloodlines of the Illuminati by Fritz Springmeier...
  • WOODWARD: MILITARY UPSET SUSAN RICE TELLING GENERALS HOW TO FIGHT

    02/08/2015 10:26:19 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox News Sunday,” veteran journalist Bob Woodward said people in the military are complaining to him that the Obama administration has no strategy to defeat ISIS other then having people like Susan Rice “micromanage” military responses. Woodward said, “If you talk to people in the White House and the military, I think there’s agreement and John McCain is right and General Flynn is right, there is no strategy. They have not sat down and said this is where we want to go and this is how we want to do it. And the measure of...
  • Bob Woodward: Democrats Tell Me Privately They Hate Obama Too

    11/11/2014 9:20:51 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2014 | ALEX GRISWOLD
    Legendary Washington Post reporter and editor Bob Woodward said on a “Face the Nation” panel that when he speaks to Senate Democrats about Obama they are “on fire,” and just as loud in the criticism of the president as Republicans are publicly. HOST BOB SCHIEFFER: I’m wondering about the talk after this election, I think the president’s relations with the Democrats in the Senate may be as bad as his relations with the Republicans. WOODWARD: That’s absolutely true. You get the Democrats in private, and they are on fire! Because he won’t spend the time, because he won’t listen. Peggy...
  • WOODWARD: LOTS OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ON OBAMA'S INVOLVEMENT IN IRS SCANDAL

    10/26/2014 12:56:12 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2014 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel's "MediaBuzz," Bob Woodward said there are, "lots of unanswered questions," about the Obama administrations involvement in the IRS scandal surrounding the targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny. Woodward said, "The reality now in my view that in the Obama administration, there are lots of unanswered questions about the IRS, particularly. If I were young, I would take Carl Bernstein and move to Cincinnati where that IRS office is and set up headquarters and go talk to everyone."
  • Bob Woodward Criticizes Press for Ignoring Possible Cantor Defeat But Misses Real Reason

    06/22/2014 12:34:13 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Bob Woodward came close. Oh so close to discerning how much of the mainstream media were blindsided by the stunning defeat of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in his congressional primary in Virginia. In fact, Woodward came so close that your humble correspondent thought he was going to say it out loud today while being interviewed by CNN's Candy Crowley on State of the Union. Instead Woodward skipped the real reason and gave the secondary reason for neglect of this story. Woodward did mention that too many reporters don't like to do the hard footwork to investigate stories in...
  • Benghazi - Will never go away

    06/02/2014 12:12:25 AM PDT · by goodn'mad · 9 replies
    Fox News Sunday | N/A | Vanity
    Just caught the tail-end of Fox News Sunday. Laura Ingraham stressed that Benghazi will remain an issue. Bob Woodward agreed, "Benghazi will never go away...at least with you." Cheap-shot at the very end of the program. She didn't really have a chance to respond.
  • Bob Woodward: There’s obviously something wrong at the IRS

    04/14/2014 12:22:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Tomorrow is Tax Day, and millions of Americans — myself included — will see a large drain from our bank accounts to satisfy our obligations to Uncle Sam. So far, though, we have not seen Uncle Sam fulfill his obligation to drain the apparent political corruption at the IRS, even with two Congressional investigations into the targeting of the administration’s critics in the tax-exempt department under Lois Lerner. Barack Obama claims that there isn’t “a smidgen of corruption” at the IRS, but the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward scoffed at that defense on yesterday’s Fox News Sunday. “There’s obviously something here,”...
  • Woodward: 'Secret government' at the root of problems

    10/27/2013 6:59:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Breitbart via Politico ^ | Sunday, October 27, 2013 | Caitlin Emma
    Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward said Sunday a huge “secret government” and a government on “automatic pilot” has led to many of the concerns now making headlines. “They need to review this secret world,” he said of the Obama administration on “Face the Nation" on CBS. “You get to a point where it’s what do you worry about? Secret government.” National Security Agency spying both domestic and abroad and the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act are the results, he said. “We have an incredibly powerful government that gets on automatic pilot,” he said. People aren’t checking all of...
  • Bob Woodward: Obama owns sequestration (Why then are Dems attacking Rand Paul?

    10/13/2013 12:09:36 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 2/23/2013 | Kevin Cerilli
    Journalism icon Bob Woodward wrote in a new Washington Post op-ed first that the sequester was the "brain child" of the White House...
  • Why Does Obama Want To End Sequestration When It Was His & Lew's Idea? (According To Woodward

    10/13/2013 11:43:41 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    10/13/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Bob Woodward said that sequestration was Obama's & Lew's idea. Why now is Obama againt it? Why was he for it before he was against it? Why does he flip-flop on his CORE beliefs (raising the debt ceiling, the individual mandate, sequestration, etc)? Not secondary or tertiary beliefs...core beliefs. And why is Lew fearmongering over the debt ceiling? What he has said about it recently has been debunked by Moody's.
  • Bob Woodward Honored as Mr. Run Amok 2005

    11/17/2005 2:43:12 PM PST · by NYTexan · 16 replies · 561+ views
    scrappleface.com ^ | 2005-11-17 | Scott Ott
    The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) today announced that it had selected Bob Woodward of The Washington Post as ‘Mr. Run Amok 2005'. The award goes to the male American reporter who has “made the greatest advancements in evading the bondage of domineering editors and operating as a free agent within an existing mainstream media newsroom,” according to an SPJ news release. New York Times reporter Judi Miller was recently recognized as ‘Miss Run Amok.’ Mr. Woodward earned the recognition for keeping secret from his editor his own involvement in the CIA leak scandal for two years, even when what...
  • Plame drama thickens, or does it?

    11/20/2005 6:26:29 PM PST · by DallasMike · 4 replies · 575+ views
    Stingray: A Blog for Salty Christians ^ | November 20, 2005 | Michael McCullough
    Newsweek is reporting that the Valerie Plame affair thickened last week after Bob Woodward admitted that he "had been told about Plame and her role before Novak had, but that in order to protect his source and avoid a subpoena from the grand jury, he had told no one, not even his editor, Leonard Downie." Woodward did not reveal his source, but insists that when the leaker's identity is made known, it will be seen as "much ado about very little." That's pretty much the same thing that Robert Novak says.The article suggests that former deputy secretary of state Richard...
  • Woodward Defends Role in CIA Leak Probe [Update]

    11/16/2005 5:17:12 PM PST · by ncountylee · 57 replies · 1,537+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | November 16, 2005 | TONI LOCY
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Post editor Bob Woodward tried to fend off criticism Wednesday over revelations that he didn't reveal to his bosses that a top Bush administration official had told him the name of a CIA operative. "Journalism is a contact sport," Woodward told The Associated Press Wednesday. Referring to criticism he experienced during his reporting on the 1970s Watergate scandal, Woodward said, "I was 29 when people who really knew how to shoot were around." Woodward said he apologized to Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. for not telling him until last month that he had learned about...
  • Woodward Failed His Readers By Holding Back What He Knew

    11/21/2005 4:53:21 AM PST · by shortstop · 50 replies · 1,661+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 11/21/05 | Lead Editorial
       Bob Woodward is one of the most admired reporters in the world, so it was particularly disappointing to learn that for two years he withheld important information about the CIA leak investigation that led to the indictment of Vice President Cheney's top aide, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. It appears Woodward may have been the first reporter to learn the identity of Valerie Plame, a former covert employee of the Central Intelligence Agency and wife of administration critic Joseph Wilson. Yet during special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's two-year investigation into whether Plame's identity...
  • Pincus: Woodward 'Asked Me to Keep Him Out' of Plame Reporting

    11/16/2005 11:20:59 AM PST · by Pikamax · 313 replies · 12,480+ views
    editor and publisher. ^ | 11/16/05 | Joe Strupp
    Pincus: Woodward 'Asked Me to Keep Him Out' of Plame Reporting By Joe Strupp Published: November 16, 2005 12:45 PM ET NEW YORK Walter Pincus, the longtime Washington Post reporter and one of several journalists who testified in the Valerie Plame case, said he believed as far back as 2003 that Bob Woodward had some involvement in the case but he did not pursue the information because Woodward asked him not to. "He asked me to keep him out of the reporting and I agreed to do that," Pincus said today. His comments followed a Post story today about Woodward's...
  • Washington Post rebukes Bob Woodward

    11/20/2005 5:28:55 PM PST · by Daralundy · 52 replies · 2,363+ views
    Reuters via CNN ^ | November 20, 2005
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The Washington Post's ombudsman rebuked journalist Bob Woodward on Sunday for withholding what he knew about the CIA leak probe from his editor and for making public statements that were dismissive of the investigation without disclosing his own involvement. One of the best-known investigative reporters in the United States, Woodward revealed last week that he testified under oath to special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald that a senior Bush administration official told him in mid-June 2003 about CIA operative Valerie Plame's position at the agency. Fitzgerald announced a few days later in court papers that his two-year criminal investigation...
  • Mr. Woodward's Sources (Blech!)

    11/19/2005 7:27:40 PM PST · by Daralundy · 27 replies · 1,162+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | November 19, 2005
    WE'VE SAID from the start of the investigation into the leak of Valerie Plame's identity that if administration officials deliberately set out to unmask a secret agent, they should be punished. But we've also said that, absent evidence of such behavior, criminalizing communication by officials to journalists would run counter to the public interest. Special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald's investigation is continuing -- he said yesterday he's going back to a grand jury -- and new facts may come to light. But the principle remains valid: It's not in the public interest for reporters to be forced to reveal their...
  • Woodward Apologizes to Post for Withholding Knowledge of Plame

    11/16/2005 12:27:27 PM PST · by NewMediaFan · 92 replies · 3,533+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 16, 2005; 1:18 PM | Howard Kurtz
    Bob Woodward apologized today to The Washington Post's executive editor for failing to tell him for more than two years that a senior Bush administration official had told him about CIA operative Valerie Plame, even as an investigation of those leaks mushroomed into a national scandal. Woodward, an assistant managing editor and best-selling author, said he told Leonard Downie Jr. that he held back the information because he was worried about being subpoenaed by Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the special counsel in the case. "I apologized because I should have told him about this much sooner," Woodward said in an interview....
  • CURL: Benghazi is the only scandal that matters

    05/20/2013 4:28:02 AM PDT · by don-o · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2013 | Joseph Curl
    Meanwhile, no one even knows where the president was the night a U.S. ambassador was murdered, or why the U.S. military sent no help. No one knows who inserted into official talking points a false story that an anti-Islam video led to the massacre. And no one seems to care — least of all the White House. But be warned, White House: Bob Woodward, who knows a thing or two about scandals and cover-ups, isn’t falling for the double head fake. “If you read through all these emails,” the Watergate reporter said, “you see that everyone in the government is...
  • Since the sequester was a cut in the increase, why the furloughs for air traffic controllers?

    04/23/2013 1:01:30 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 15 replies
    4/23/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Since the sequester was a cut in the increase, not a cut in the baseline spending, why is the FAA cutting $600 million dollars and blaming the furloughs on the sequester? Did I miss something? BTW, didn't Bob Woodward say that the sequester was Lew's idea and was jumped on by Obama?
  • The Lie Gets Worse

    03/07/2013 11:45:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- I do not know about you, but to me this sequestration imbroglio is getting interesting. Last week, I wrote of my surprise that a basic untruth was being repeated over and over again by the White House, to wit, that the Republicans were responsible for the monstrosity of sequestration. I wrote that, as I recalled it, sequestration was an idea introduced by the White House to coax the Republicans and the Democrats into a deal in the summer of 2011 to raise the ceiling on the national debt. Remember that deal? And another thing, there would be no...
  • Bob Woodward, Conservative Warrior

    03/04/2013 9:19:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    Not being one to jump on the current topic du jour, we could not pass up this one. The Obama Administration picks a major fight with the most famous journalist in America -- and we are not speaking about Bill O’Reilly or Ron Burgundy. It is rarely a good thing for political leaders to jump into hand-to-hand combat with the press. Bob Woodward has been a liberal icon for forty years. After all, Woodward and Bernstein were the principals in bringing down the all-time boogie man of the left – Richard Nixon. How can you question a man played by...
  • Beat the press Reporters reveal how the Obama administration threatens and controls the media

    03/03/2013 2:39:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/3/13 | MAUREEN CALLAHAN
    <p>As coverage of last week’s flare-up between Bob Woodward and the White House devolved into the granular parsing of words and implications and extrapolations and possible intent, the larger point was roundly missed: the increasing pressure that White House correspondents feel when dealing with the Obama administration — to follow their narrative, to be properly deferential (!), to react to push-back by politely sitting down and shutting up.</p>
  • Sperling Admits Obama Misled in Debate: The President Did Propose the Sequester

    03/03/2013 8:01:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 3/3/13 | Daniel Halper
    White House economic adviser Gene Sperling admits that, yes, in fact, the sequestration was President Obama's plan: White House economic adviser Gene Sperling admits that, yes, in fact, the sequestration was President Obama's plan: "We put forth the design of" the sequestration, Sperling finally admits after a long back-and-forth.
  • Diminished Trust and Woodward’s Woes

    03/03/2013 4:18:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2013 | Austin Hill
    It’s difficult to imagine that he was surprised by the outcome. But the White House response that ensued after Author and Journalist Bob Woodward dared to question and criticize the President should be an eye-opener to the world. And the fact that America’s beltway media culture has essentially “sided” with the President and seems quite comfortable with the White House hostility is a very telling sign. Consider the relationship between the presidency and the press over the course of American history. Believe it or not, the White House has been home to lots of outlandish and at times illegal...
  • The press in 2013 is so much worse than in 2008

    03/02/2013 7:23:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 2, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    A reader forwarded me the link to this Michael Barone article from October 11, 2008 (the day before the first post at Legal Insurrection), The Coming Obama Thugocracy: "I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors,” Barack Obama told a crowd in Elko, Nev. “I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face.” Actually, Obama supporters are doing a lot more than getting into people’s faces. They seem determined to shut people up....