Thursday, February 28, 2013

White House Threatens Bob Woodward

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Legendary liberal reporter Bob Woodward (of Watergate fame) ruffled a few feathers at the White House this week as he continued to point out the fact that the sequester was President Obama’s own proposal that originated in the White House, even as Obama as spent the week blaming Republicans.
Today, the White House actually threatened Woodward for opposing the President.
from Business Insider :
Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a “very senior person” at the White House warned him in an email that he would “regret doing this,” the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester.
CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined.
“I think they’re confused,” Woodward said of the White House’s pushback on his reporting.
Early yesterday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran Washington Post journalist and the White House. Woodward said Obama was showing a “kind of madness I haven’t seen in a long time” for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns.
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Woodward is enough of a real reporter not to back down to White House Pressure. He faced Nixon’s White House machine and now he’s facing the same pressure from the Obama administration.
Woodward is actually sympathetic to Obama’s policies, but he’s not been afraid to point out that the White House has been lying about the sequester from the start.

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