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  • 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 By 1972, Nixon had withdrawn from Vietnam with a non-Communist government still in place in Saigon, had opened relations with China, signed the greatest arms-control agreement in history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>
  • Where are OUR Woodwards and Bernsteins?

    08/18/2015 5:53:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-18-2015 | MOTUS
    So, Bob Woodward finds Hillarys email predicament reminiscent of Watergate. So, you've got a massive amount of data in a way, reminds me of the Nixon tapes: Thousands of hours of secretly recorded conversations that Nixon thought were exclusively his. Oh sure: missing tapes, missing emails; I see his point.Watergate, you may recall, began with a break-in at the DNC to steal information that might be useful for embarrassing their candidates. The real scandal involved a cover-up orchestrated by all the Presidents men - unfortunately captured on tape. Nixon declared the tapes to be his personal property and refused to...
  • Bob Woodward: Clinton emails "reminds me of the Nixon tapes"

    08/17/2015 8:10:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 17, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward on Monday compared the email controversy engulfing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to the downfall of President Richard Nixon.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bob Woodward: Obama Has Completely Alienated Senate Democrats

    09/08/2014 5:30:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 8,2014 | Breitbart TV
    On "Fox News Sunday," The Washington Post's Bob Woodward described what he called "one of the untold stories," in Washington D.C., which is the "alienation between Obama and Senate Democrats" because according to Woodward "he is not engaged" and refuses to listen.
  • Attkinson: Journalism Has 'Gone Backwards' Since Days Of Woodward, Bernstein

    08/10/2014 2:14:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 10,2014
    On Sundays broadcast of ABCs This Week with George Stephanopoulos, fill-in moderator Martha Raddatz asked how journalism has evolved since the time of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernsteins role in the Watergate scandal that resulted in the downfall of then-President Richard Nixon. Sharyl Attkisson, formerly an investigative reporter with CBS News, where she resigned after becoming disenfranchised with the editorial direction of CBS, suggested that had the Watergate scandal happened today, Nixon might have skated if he employed the tactics President Barack Obamas is using in handling his controversies. I think we have gone backwards since that time where we...
  • Clinton Bristled at Benghazi Deception

    06/22/2014 10:30:23 AM PDT · by drpix · 101 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6/22/14 | Edward Klein
    Hillary was stunned when she heard the president talk about the Benghazi attack, one of her top legal advisers said in an interview. Obama wanted her to say that the attack had been a spontaneous demonstration triggered by an obscure video on the Internet that demeaned the Prophet Mohammed. This adviser continued: Hillary told Obama, Mr. President, that story isnt credible. Among other things, it ignores the fact that the attack occurred on 9/11. But the president was adamant. He said, Hillary, I need you to put out a State Department release as soon as possible.
  • Bob Woodward Doesnt Buy Hillarys Benghazi Denial: Serious, Unanswered Questions About This

    06/02/2014 4:58:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6-1-14 | Brendon Bordelon
    Washington Post writer Bob Woodward said Sunday that he doesnt believe Hillary Clinton when she says the Benghazi investigation is all about politics, claiming there are still serious, unanswered questions about this. Woodward spoke on a Fox News Sunday panel about a leaked chapter from former Secretary of State Clintons new book, Hard Choices, which addresses the September 11, 2012 attacks on State Department personnel in Benghazi, Libya. While many assert that Clinton and the broader Obama administration were involved in a political cover-up of the attacks details, the book declares that everything there is to know about Benghazi and...
  • 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: White House Blames Me For Starting Obama Criticism

    11/11/2013 9:44:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/10/13 | Staff
    Bob Woodward appeared on Media Buzz with Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz Sunday to talk about his book The Price of Politicsand the issues facing the Obama administration in its second term. Woodward claimed that people inside the White House are blaming him for the recent wave of criticism directed at the Obama administration. As for the mood inside the White House after the failed rollout of Obamacare, Woodward stated, the temperatures going up right now as theres more and more criticism on the presidents comments on Obamacare.
  • Bob Woodward: Obama administration "rat's nest of concealment and Lies"

    10/28/2013 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Bob Woodward, who along with Carl Bernstein brought down President Nixon back in the 70s, has called the Obama administration a a "rat's nest of concealment and lies." He could have well added that it is run like a mafioso family, complete with threats and harsh punishments for not taking an offer you can't refuse. Woodward, himself was threatened, when he exposed that the sequester came from Obama and not the republicans.
  • 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: If Shutdown or Debt Ceiling Causes Economic Crisis, Its on the Presidents Head

    09/30/2013 11:48:09 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-30-2013 | Staff Report
    Woodward: If Shutdown or Debt Ceiling Causes Economic Crisis, Its on the Presidents Head 'It's on the president's head, he's got to lead he's got to talk. And the absence of discussion here is a baffling element' BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff September 30, 2013 7:47 am Bob Woodward of The Washington Post said if there is a downturn or a collapse resulting from the failure of CR or debt ceiling negotiations it will be on President Obamas head Monday on Morning Joe. ... "Its on the presidents head, hes got to lead, hes got to talk Woodward said: BOB...
  • Bob Woodward: The inside story of how Obama and Boehner negotiate

    09/06/2013 12:52:52 PM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 6, 2013 | Bob Woodward
    Bob Woodward is an associate editor of The Washington Post and the author, most recently, of The Price of Politics. This essay is adapted from a new afterword to the books paperback edition, coming out this month. House Speaker John Boehner has promised a whale of a fight. Some Democrats are warning that the GOP could sink the economy. And so begins another budget showdown. How it ends and whether the U.S. government can avoid a shutdown and a default may hinge on whether the two principal combatants, Boehner and President Obama, can figure out a way to...
  • All The President's Men

    08/06/2013 8:17:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-6-2013 | MOTUS
    Benghazi coverup? What Benghazi coverup!?? We no longer cover phony scandals In hindsight that trip to the Amazon distribution center in Chattanooga to talk about (small case) jobs, jobs jobs makes more sense. Now that we can officially announce that Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post, you see the perfect symmetry, right? Coming soon: all the news thats fit to read Even some of our most loyal supporters wondered why Big Guy would pick Amazon - king of the crappy, minimum wage job that makes Walmart look like a workers paradise - to discuss his "better bargain for the...
  • NBC Journalist: 'I'd Almost Arrest Glenn Greenwald'

    06/25/2013 7:58:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 6-25-2013 | John Nolte
    Along with NBC's David Gregory and Chuck Todd, you can now add CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin to the list of journalists (and NBC journalists) floating the idea that one of their own, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, has done something illegal in reference to his work with NSA leaker Edward Snowden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvpXztqqzCcMy personal suggestion to Gregory, Todd, and Sorkin is that before they throw these kinds of baseless accusations around, they might want to clean up their own backyard. With their selectively edited videos and audio, NBC News is currently a hotbed of journalistic malpractice unlike anything I have ever seen...
  • Woodward: 'Absurd' to pass unread immigration bill

    06/24/2013 6:13:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 23, 2013
    (BREITBART) Legendary Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward criticized the Gang of Eight immigration bill process, and the new rush to pass the repackaged bill with the amendment. Woodward added that when you pass complicated legislation and no one has really read the bill then the outcome is absurd.
  • Woodward on Obama Scandals: No One Is Coming Clean, We Aren't Getting Straight Talk

    06/02/2013 4:03:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/2/13 | GOPICYMI
    Published on Jun 2, 2013 Woodward on Obama Scandals: No One Is Coming Clean, We Aren't Getting Straight Talk (June 2, 2013)
  • Why Bob Woodwards New book is a stunner and why John Bolton went off (Video)

    09/22/2010 7:02:14 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 94 replies
    Gatewaypundit ^ | 9/22/2010 | John Schulenburg
    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 about is this comment directly from Obama to Woodward: We can absorb a terrorist attack. Well do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger. Nicebut it gets worse...Check this. This might explain why...
  • 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...
  • Would all the reporters who savaged Bob Woodward now like to apologize?

    05/14/2013 8:54:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 5-14-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    How long ago is seems now.Bob Woodward complained in February about heavy handed administration treatment after Woodward reported that Obama was untruthful about who came up with the idea of the Sequester:http://www.youtube.com/embed/FdfHEdeCC0QThe reaction from the left media in particular was savagery, belittling Woodward, making is seem as if the words used by the White House “you will regret” were blown out of proportion by a self-aggrandizing Woodward: Wow, looks like Woodward is going the full David Mamet/Judy Miller combo.This is gonna be fun to watch— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 28, 2013 Kevin Drum at Mother Jones exclaimed, Seriously, WTF 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?
  • Trial Date Set, Bob Woodward Subpoenaed in Sidwell Friends Sex Counselor Case (boffo BJ's a topic)

    04/09/2013 8:55:02 AM PDT · by Liz · 15 replies
    THE WASHINGTONIAN ^ | 4/9/13 | Mary Yarrison, Harry Jaffe
    A rare, salacious lawsuit against the elite DC private school drags high-profile Washingtonians into unwanted limelight and airs graphic e-mails from the psychologist who taught sex ed at the Obama daughters school. The exceedingly messy lawsuit is headed for trialand the circle of high-profile Washingtonians wrapped up in the case is expanding. A Sidwell official claims a school psychologist had an affair with his wife while treating his daughter, then five, and that Sidwell took flagrant and outrageous actions that allowed the open sexual relationship. For Sidwellan elite private school in DC with an annual tuition of around $34,000the lawsuit...
  • Woodward: Dinner with Al Gore 'unpleasant'

    04/05/2013 1:32:39 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Woodward: Dinner with Al Gore 'unpleasant' By DYLAN BYERS | 4/5/13 12:32 PM EDT The Washington Post's Bob Woodward has described a dinner he had with former Vice President Al Gore was both "taxing" and "unpleasant." Speaking to a crowd at Ohio's Youngstown State University on Thursday, Woodward said he was sitting next to Gore at a dinner when the former vice president asked him why he hadn't been harder on President George W. Bush over the Iraq War, according to a report in the Youngstown Vindicator. Woodward said that Gore, who had been a journalist in his younger days,...
  • As Fellow 'Journalists' Back-Stab Woodward Others Speak of Brutal White House Hectoring of Reporters

    03/04/2013 8:59:37 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    "...undercutting the First Amendment, which guaranteesa free press through many voices. If they put out their own material, its state-run media..." If you've somehow been convinced Watergate reporting legend Bob Woodward was mistaken in thinking he'd been threatened by the Obama regime -perhaps by the gaggleof Obammunist hacks lining up to trash him- think again: now that such an honorable source has come out and exposed Team Obama for the punks they are, more victims are going public (thus sure to be attacked by the left in the coming days): Doug Ross: Bob Woodward has unleashed the floodgates: liberal...
  • Woodward invites Sperling to his house; Sperling: I hope [we] can put this behind us

    03/03/2013 8:57:11 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/03/2013 12:30 PM | Jeff Poor
    Is Beer Summit, part 2 in the works? On this weekends broadcast of CNNs State of the Union, Obama economic adviser Gene Sperling suggested he and journalist Bob Woodward are poised to resolve the very public conflict theyve had in recent days. (RELATED BLOG: How Woodward played us by playing up Sperlings threat) You know, Bob and I have known each other for 20 years, and weve always had a friendly and respectful relationship, Sperling said. Anybody who looks at the emails that went from me and that came back from him can see that theres respect and friendliness.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Obama's White House Attacks The Media

    03/01/2013 4:46:12 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 6 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/01/13 | LD Jackson
    The media is doing their best to cover the backside of a President who seems determined to push his narrative and punish those who refuse to go along for the ride. We all know about Bob Woodward and the veiled non-threat that was aimed in his direction. The Obama White House made it very clear how they felt about his revelation that it was Obama and the Democrats who came up with the idea of the sequester. That just didn't fit the picture they wanted to display to the American people and they went into full attack mode on Woodward,...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Drive-Bys Side with White House, Throw Media Icon Bob Woodward Under Bus

    02/28/2013 3:14:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I don't know, folks. I don't know. I'm just not sure that what we're dealing with here is a "you're gonna have a dead horse in your bed tomorrow morning" kind of threat. I don't think that's what we're dealing with. I do think the White House is gonna take care of Woodward with a death panel down the road. That's how they're gonna deal with this. We'll never know. Woodward's gonna get sick and the death panel will come in there and that will be that. (interruption) No. No, no. There's not gonna be a drone...
  • Once Again, Woodward Takes On All The President's Men

    02/28/2013 5:16:10 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 28, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: A senior administration official tells the reporter who unearthed Watergate he "will" regret challenging the president on the cause and effects of sequestration. Keep digging, Bob. Nobody died at Watergate. If President Obama has an enemies list, Bob Woodward is probably at the top of it. After all, it was Woodward who started the unraveling of the president's "sequestration apocalypse" mantra by confirming it was the White House's idea in the first place. When President Obama said the "sequester is not something that I proposed," he lied. His then-OMB Director Jack Lew, recently confirmed as Treasury Secretary, and White...
  • Bob Woodward trolled us

    02/28/2013 12:49:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/28/13 | Matt K. Lewis
    Twitter exploded last night, after Bob Woodward revealed that White House official had warned him he would regret saying Obama had moved the goal posts on sequestration. Predictably, conservatives latched onto this, as it confirmed our suspicion about the Obama Administrations Chicago-style of politics. A lot of mainstream journalists bought into this, too reflexively believing anything the great Bob Woodward says. Of course, Woodward (who was expert at trolling for publicity before the internet even existed), benefits greatly from the publicity (nothing sells books like controversy).
  • Former Clinton aide: Obama WH threatened my paper, too (Lanny Davis tells his experience)

    02/28/2013 11:16:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    If Bob Woodward's experience wasn't quite as harrowing as he first let on, Lanny Davis' anecdote sounds more like the real deal. Bill Clinton's former special counsel told Larry O’Connor and Brian Wilson on WMAL that his columns at The Washington Times got the Obama administration so angry, they threatened Davis' editor with removing the paper's accreditation to cover the White House:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE AUSIO Lanny Davis, formerly a special counsel to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL’s Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor that a White House official once threatened to have The Washington Times’ White House credentials revoked...
  • A Wrench In The Gears Of State Directed Media

    02/28/2013 12:42:36 PM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-28-13 | Skookum
    Two young reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein brought down the Nixon Presidency in the mid-1970's. Would they have pursued the Watergate story if it meant deposing a Democrat president? Probably not, but it was one of the top stories of the Twentieth Century and it caused President Nixon to resign. Reporters back in those days were not yet considered lackeys for the Democrat Party. However, the legendary Woodward of the Washington Post dropped a bombshell on CNN. He stated that, "a very senior person" of the Obama administration sent an email, informing Woodward he would "regret" stressing the fact...
  • NJ Chief: A senior WH official got so belligerent with me, I had to drop him as a source

    02/28/2013 12:36:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3:21 pm on February 28, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Woodward, Lanny Davis, and now Ron Fournier. How come its the older, more established D.C. hands who are piping up about being strongarmed by the White House and not the younger, less established ones? Is it because the younguns have developed a thicker skin from being challenged more often? Because theyre small enough potatoes that Team Hopenchange doesnt bother wasting much time yelling at them? Because Woodward and Fournier are better positioned career-wise to challenge the White House? Or because younger liberal journos are team players for The One in a way that older reporters simply arent?Anyway. Another ray of...
  • A Chill Wind

    02/28/2013 12:28:54 PM PST · by allmendream · 25 replies
    self | 28 Feb 13 | self
    A chill wind is blowing in this nation. A message is being sent through the White House and its allies If you oppose this administration, there can and will be ramifications. And in the midst of all this madness, where is the political opposition? We need leaders, not pragmatists that cower before the spin zones of former entertainment journalists. We need leaders who can understand the Constitution The journalists in this country can battle back at those who would rewrite our Constitution You have, whether you like it or not, an awesome responsibility and an awesome power: the fate of...
  • Gene Sperling and Regret

    02/28/2013 12:15:12 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | February 28, 2013 11:55 A.M. | Kevin A. Hassett
    The media universe is in a tizzy over the revelation that a White House official told Bob Woodward he would regret his coverage of the White Houses attempt to spin the sequestration debate. While I commend Bob Woodwards coverage, which rings true given what my own Republican contacts have said, now that we know that Gene Sperling was the source for the quotation, and can read the email exchange, it is clear that the statement, while certainly regrettable, was not some ham-fisted attempt to intimidate Woodward.
  • Journalist Bob Woodward blasts Obama "madness" in handling cuts

    02/27/2013 9:25:52 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:37pm EST | By Susan Heavey
    (Reuters) - Journalist Bob Woodward on Wednesday criticized Barack Obama's handling of the automatic U.S. budget cuts set to take effect this week, calling the president's decision to hold back on military deployments "madness." His comments continued what has become a running dispute between Woodward, perhaps the country's best-known print journalist, and the Democratic White House over who is responsible for the across-the-board cuts scheduled to begin on Friday. Last week, Woodward published an opinion piece in the Washington Post - where he is an associate editor - saying the administration was "wrong" to blame the cuts on Republicans.That...
  • Breaking: Over 200 news articles now: Lanny Davis joins Woodward in claiming White House threat

    02/28/2013 11:33:08 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 35 replies
    2/28/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Go to Google News and enter "Lanny Davis Threats" in the search bar. Wow. This is incredible. Anyone here can have a field day in posting these articles here at FR. Just thought I would give a heads-up!
  • Obama Goes Strong to the Paint, But Woodward Draws The Charging Foul!!!

    02/28/2013 8:39:12 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-28-2013 | MOTUS
    Youre probably wondering which Senior White House Staffer yelled at Bob Woodward for over a half hour. Apparently the disagreement was over Bobs insistence on maintaining a smidgen of journalistic integrity with respect to reporting on the origin of the Grand Sequester Bargain. Bob stood firm that it was originally BOs idea; even in the face of withering disapproval and untold backlash thats bound to kill the career of the veteran Washington Post reporter - who was the first to break the Watergate scandal that brought down the Nixon White House. Butt, as the Plouf-daddy points out, Bobs pretty much...
  • Exclusive: The Woodward, Sperling emails revealed

    02/28/2013 7:59:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    Exclusive: The Woodward, Sperling emails revealed By: Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei February 28, 2013 08:30 AM EST POLITICOs Behind the Curtain column last night quoted Bob Woodward as saying that a senior White House official has told him in an email he would regret questioning White House statements on the origins of sequestration. The official in question is Gene Sperling, economic adviser to the president. The White House has since pushed back, saying the exchange was far more innocuous than Woodward claims. We have obtained, exclusively, the exchange. Here it is: From Gene Sperling to Bob Woodward on Feb....
  • WH Senior Adviser Plouffe: Woodward Washed Up

    02/28/2013 7:35:13 AM PST · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | February 28, 2013 | Breitbart News
    Wednesday night, in the aftermath of the blow-up regarding the White Houses email to Bob Woodward suggesting he would "regret" his reporting of sequestration, White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe took to twitter to bash Woodward as a past-his-prime hack: - See more at:
  • USA Today reporter: I know a few reporters whove gotten White House e-mails like Woodward's

    02/28/2013 7:20:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2013 | AllahPundit
    Noteworthy, although I'm not sure which way it cuts. Younger reporters were tweeting last night that they get angry e-mails from political flacks all the time and that it's no big deal, which is a nifty way to humblebrag about how they've upset Power by speaking Truth while also serving the liberal cause du jour of discrediting Bob Woodward. (Some serve more bravely than others.) Is that what David Jackson means here, that Woodward's blowing routine White House grumpiness out of all proportion? Or that Woodward's right and that veiled White House threats are more common than you’d think? In...