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  • Woodward warns of 'secret government' at Aurora Co., eco-devo speech

    11/03/2015 6:01:08 AM PST · by DustyBowl · 10 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 By 1972, Nixon had withdrawn from Vietnam with a non-Communist government still in place in Saigon, had opened relations with China, signed the greatest arms-control agreement in history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 messand 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...

    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
    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...

    02/08/2015 10:26:19 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channels 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 theres 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: Im wondering about the talk after this election, I think the presidents relations with the Democrats in the Senate may be as bad as his relations with the Republicans. WOODWARD: Thats absolutely true. You get the Democrats in private, and they are on fire! Because he wont spend the time, because he wont listen. Peggy...

    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: Theres 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 its 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 arent 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, isnt 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 OReilly 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 weeks 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 Woodwards Woes

    03/03/2013 4:18:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2013 | Austin Hill
    Its 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 Americas 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 peoples faces. They seem determined to shut people up....
  • Michael Hastings: "There Are People Waiting For Woodward To Die So They Can Dish Stuff On Him"

    03/01/2013 5:09:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ ^ | March 1, 2013 | Michael Hastings
    Buzzfeed and Current TV contributor Michael Hastings joins Current TV to talk about Bob Woodwards claims that the White House threatened him and his ongoing criticisms of the Obama administration. Cenk says, [Woodward's] such a great microcosm of the media in Washington.
  • Holding the President's Men Accountable

    03/01/2013 8:54:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2013 | Linda Chavez
    When one of Washington's most distinguished journalists -- Bob Woodward -- accuses the White House of rewriting history, even liberals should take note. And when the White House responds by threatening him, you would think the story would become a national scandal. What makes the story even more important is that it deals with an issue that has dominated the news in recent weeks: the Draconian budget cuts that will take effect on March 1 unless a last-minute deal is reached in Congress. Woodward has accused the White House of misrepresenting the president's role in creating the plan to cut...
  • Why Bob Woodward Must Now Be Destroyed

    03/01/2013 7:36:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/01/2013 | BRYAN PRESTON
    Ace sums up the three reasons that the medialeft, and in particular the BuzzFeed, Talking Points Memo and Media Matters JournoList mafia, are now doing everything they can to tear down Bob Woodward. There are several lies Woodward has exposed: 1. Obama, despite the media blitz to blame the GOP, actually conceived of and proposed the sequester. 2. Obama, despite now claiming that tax increases must be part of the deal to avoid the sequester, agreed last year that only spending cuts would constitute the plan to avoid the sequester. Thus, hes moved goalposts yet again. 3. Obama does not...
  • White House Still Throwing Fastballs at Insubordinate Journalists

    03/01/2013 5:47:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    It's most gratifying that people are beginning to wake up to the bullying tactics of the White House toward those in the press who occasionally stray from the government-owned media model, but this has been going on for a while. Veteran reporter Bob Woodward has said in interviews with Politico and CNN that a White House official warned him he would "regret" publishing a story reporting that the sequestration was President Obama's idea. "(The White House aide) yelled at me for about a half-hour," said Woodward. The aide later apologized to Woodward in an email and claimed he was...
  • Axelrod Disses Sperling To Downplay Woodward Dust-up

    03/01/2013 5:32:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    David Axelrod has written Gene Sperling off as a political lightweight lacking the tonnage to have intimidated Bob Woodward in their dust-up over the sequester. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Axelrod sarcastically asked "what is Gene Sperling going to do to Bob Woodward? Bob Woodward, who faced down H.R. Haldemann as a young man, feels intimidated by Gene Sperling?" You really have to hear the sneer in Axelrod's voice as he pronounces the name "Gene Sperling" to appreciate just how far under the bus Axelrod was willing to throw a fellow member of Team Obama. View the video here.
  • Bob Woodward strikes again! (McChrystal assessment edition)

    09/22/2009 3:51:39 AM PDT · by Saije · 60 replies · 2,054+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 9/21/2009 | Peter Feaver
    The Obama Administration has been Woodwarded again, this time with a major scoop: Bob Woodward has a major front-page story that is more or less a summary precis of General McChrystals confidential Initial Assessment of the Afghan situation...I have a few initial assessments of my own: 1. It is not good to have a document like this leaked into the public debate before the President has made his decision...I assume the Obama team is very angry about this, and I think they have every right to be... 4. The leak makes it harder for President Obama to reject a McChrystal...
  • Why Bob Woodwards New book is a stunner and why John Bolton went off (Video)

    09/22/2010 7:31:52 PM PDT · by Justaham · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-22-10 | John Schulenburg
    Wow, so Bob Woodwards new book is making a lot of headlines to today and why shouldnt it? Its an amazing view into the White House and well, frankly scared the bejeesus out of me just knowing that this joker is in charge of our country and military. Where to begin? It starts with the front page story from the Washington Post which talks about Bob Woodwards new book, Obamas Wars. The book quite literally is a stark reality check for the American people on who their Commander-in-Chief is and how he thinks. The first bombshell that people are talking...
  • According to Woodward, Obama got "pissed" with US military for demanding troops

    09/27/2010 3:57:09 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 27, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    According to Bob Woodward, Barack Obama got "pissed" with the US military for demanding more troops. The startling disclosure that is not presidential at all comes as part of author Bob Woodwards first interview with ABCs Diane Sawyer as he begins to hawk his new book, "Obamas Wars." In one of the meetings Obama attended to review Afghanistan policy, he simply blurted out, "Im pissed!" because he was getting frustrated with the insistence of US military leaders demanding more troops so they could win in Afghanistan. Just imagine, US military leaders actually had the unmitigated gall to dare ask their...
  • Obama aides divided over Afghanistan (Holbrooke "the most egotistical bastard I've ever met")

    09/23/2010 6:13:38 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 10 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 23, 2010 | AP
    Obama aides divided over Afghanistan: book Woodward book reveals nothing new: adviser WASHINGTON -- President Obama's top advisers spent much of the past 20 months arguing about policy and turf, according to a new book, with some top members of his national security team doubting the president's strategy in Afghanistan will work. The book, Obama's Wars, by journalist Bob Woodward, says Obama aides were deeply divided over the war in Afghanistan even as the president agreed to triple troop levels there. Obama's top White House adviser on Afghanistan and his special envoy for the region are described as believing the...
  • The reluctant commander in chief

    09/24/2010 5:05:08 AM PDT · by libstripper · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 24, 2010 | MIchael Gerson
    What is most disturbing about the coverage of Bob Woodward's "Obama's Wars" is not the juicy bits of conflict and infighting; it is the fact that the White House seems pleased with the image of President Obama that emerges. "I think the president comes across pretty well in the book," says one official, "even if it looks crazy around him." What comes across is a president deeply skeptical about the Afghan war, suspicious of the advice of military leaders and obsessed with finding exits and setting withdrawal deadlines. To a press or political aide in the administration, this must seem...
  • Audio of President Obama Telling Bob Woodward We Can Absorb a Terrorist Attack

    09/27/2010 8:04:18 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 27, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of famed journalist/author Bob Woodward talking about President Obamas private interview with him in the White House where Obama said that the United States can absorb a terrorist attack. The audio of Obama saying that to Woodward is then played on the video, and Woodward said, I jumped in my chair a little bit when he heard Obama say that. He also played audio of Obama talking about a potential game-changer a nuclear weapon in the hands of terrorists blowing up a major American city. Obama told Woodward, That is where I cant afford any mistakes....