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  • notveryorig notveryorig Mar 2, 2013 11:34 AM Flag

    Why the ‘threat’ on Bob Woodward matters


    a veiled threat aimed at one of the nation’s most respected journalists and the other a minor blip in the scheme of things — both are part of a pattern of behavior by the Obama administration that suggests not just thin skin but a disregard for the role of the press and a gradual slide toward a state media.

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    • OMG...............Woodward reports of being threatened by the Obama thuggary machine.
      That's a shocker.
      How dare him challenge the almighty one.........our savior.
      Woodward calls the King naked and the King's Kool-aide patrol having a heart attack....
      Beyond funny !

    • Bob Woodard is not threaten by anybody. Only in the minds of Teabag garbage is Bob being threaten. The statement on your part about Bob Woodard being the 'nation's most respected journalist' shows how desperate are Teabaggers. Bob Woodward is still quite liberal and he still thinks Teabaggers are #$%$. Teabaggers also loved governor Chris Christie until he starts telling the truth about what a bunch of idiots Teabaggers are.

    • I saw the whole email, there was no threat.

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      • Bob:

        I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. My bad. I do understand your problems with a couple of our statements in the fall — but feel on the other hand that you focus on a few specific trees that gives a very wrong perception of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here.

        But I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post. I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim. The idea that the sequester was to force both sides to go back to try at a big or grand barain with a mix of entitlements and revenues (even if there were serious disagreements on composition) was part of the DNA of the thing from the start. It was an accepted part of the understanding — from the start. Really. It was assumed by the Rs on the Supercommittee that came right after: it was assumed in the November-December 2012 negotiations. There may have been big disagreements over rates and ratios — but that it was supposed to be replaced by entitlements and revenues of some form is not controversial. (Indeed, the discretionary savings amount from the Boehner-Obama negotiations were locked in in BCA: the sequester was just designed to force all back to table on entitlements and revenues.)

        I agree there are more than one side to our first disagreement, but again think this latter issue is diffferent. Not out to argue and argue on this latter point. Just my sincere advice. Your call obviously.

        My apologies again for raising my voice on the call with you. Feel bad about that and truly apologize.


        From Woodward to Sperling on Feb. 23, 2013

        Gene: You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up because you are making your points and you believe them. This is all part of a serious discussion. I for one welcome a little heat; there should more given the importance. I also welcome your personal advice. I am listening. I know you lived all this. My partial advantage is that I talked extensively with all involved. I am traveling and will try to reach you after 3 pm today. Best, Bob

      • That is because you don't know how to read.

    • As Regan said " There you go again". Read the E mails, then reflect on them. There was no threat. This is why the GOP lost the election. They continue to make stuff up when the evidence says otherwise.

    • It is typical of a Chitcago thug style of politics which is what Obama and his buddies practice.

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