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  • #5
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    I would not question Woodwards veracity, but I would take heed behind any innuendo's promulgated by this WH. We have a congenital Liar at the helm, with his stooges being of the same corrupt Chi-town political philosophy.....Watch your back jack!
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    Yes, it's glad to see that evidence to the contrary you still believe the false narrative that fit your preconceived notions. Even with the actual emails that were in question that were the source of the threat being released and showing there was no threat you can continue to soldier on as if there really was. Because that's how you view the world. Not how it is but how you think it is.
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    Because Politix is just news blurbs from other sources generally I took the time to read everything i could find on the subject to date. Once I had done so I came back here and thought to myself, the left will say no it wasn't a threat and the right will say yes it was a threat. Business as usual.

    What I think it was, was a reporter getting under the skin of a bureaucrat and a healthy adversarial situation ensued. I want the Press and Government at each others throats. We have far far much buddy buddy between the press and any Government. The job of the press is to monitor the govt and expose them warts and all regardless of party and let the public make their minds as to who is telling the truth.
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    I agree. Sperling was just doing as Obama handlers in Chicago told him to do. Obama probably didn't even get a copy of the directive from Chicago before Sperling threatened Woodward.
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    The problem with Obama is that he HATES the Constitution and the fact we have 3 branches of government, not just one. A terrible inconvenience that he can't just do whatever he wants. He wants to be supreme emperor.
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    "Emperor" does not mean "I didn't vote for him," though that does seem to be an understanding stumbling point for extremists.
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    @PoliticalSpice

    Well, if you've dealt with him in the past then you're probably better at calling it than me. People like that truly make me sick and scared where this nation might be headed. I don't consider myself paranoid but with this seemingly apathetic response to the slow erosion of our liberties has me wondering if people even desire freedom anymore.
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    Can you say 'damage control'? I LOVE how a man who was a hero to the left for decades, not they will throw him under the bus because he doesn't tow the party line (PN).

    The phone conversation is what I would LOVE to hear.

    Woodward obviously got their goat- and now the sissies are covering their posterior.

    Sounds Gestapo-esque. Telling him to 'get his mind right'. Don't you just love liberal diversity? Believe exactly us,& what we say, no questions asked- Or Else.
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    @drpeeper wasn't it yesterday we heard how the right doesn't allow anyone to question them? It looks like the left does the same
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    @drpeeper
    No to both of you.

    Everyone tries to spin, no exceptions. None.

    It's pretty clear to me that, given the context of the email, that the only threat expressed was to Woodward's pride if he turned out to be wrong.
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    @harold_lloyd Imagine had this been written about the Bush admin. MSNBC CBS CNN NPR ABC NBC CBS NPR would be calling it a threat of epic proportion,
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    " I think you will regret staking out that claim."

    Sounds kind of like a threat to me. Given that is how things work in the White House these days, and given the positions of the 2 men involved.
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    Yeah Lanny Davis is coming out now saying he was threatened also... this is the different kind of politician you guys voted for..lol. get fooled much ?

    :-D
  • #44
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    Barack Husssein Obama has been given sainthood by the lefties. If you are not in lockstep with his desires you are nothing to them and they will attack anything you say or do. Woodward received his warning from a "friend" in the White House. In short he was told, "you ain't got no more access to this administration."
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    I heard the interview this morning and Woodward exaggerated slightly but the media took his exaggeration and exaggerated even more. He didn't seem real worried about anything happening to him but did play up that "you're going to regret this" part. Getting information from news sources now is like being 3/4 the way done with that old telephone game we played in grade school.
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    With this administration lying and putting people in front to give cover up stories I wouldn't put anything past them. Maybe Woodward should hire some armed guards for his protection.
  • #29
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    Absolutely. I imagine Woodward has information that could cause heads to roll in the highest echelons of power. To neutralize him lends credence to whatever he has to say . To ignore him could be catastrophic for the administration . Woodward is the gold standard in journalism Despite the release ofthe seemingly innocuous e-mail, there is a story behind this.and it 's not pretty
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    @lochlomond You know which two words were key in your post? "I imagine..." and from there, every word you say is sheer malicious speculation. Too many soap operas, not enough reality.
  • #37
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    It's obvious damage control, except for the true believers. They will throw Woodward under the bus before Obama.

    By tomorrow, believe me, they will find a way to call it racist. Mark my words.
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    Certainly sounded like a threat to me and this is apparently not the first time reporters or journalists have been threatened with a backlash if they report something that is not flattering to the President. He is so thin skinned that he will and has shunned certain reporters who did not do what he wanted.
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    I may have missed something, but how do we know this email is the threat Woodward was talking about? The email is innocuous enough, but is it a real email, or was the threat made in the "yelling", or another form of message? And what is a "grand barain"? Does it hurt?
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    Lol, little or no threat and now we get to hear all the right wing conspiracies. The veracity from the right that Obama draws is absolutely ridiculous. He's not a great President, but my god, you'd think by the comments that he was the devil himself and that he bent over Jesus on national TV. Politics isn't sports, you don't have to be a cheerleader for your 'side' and accuse anyone who isn't a cheerleader some 'INO', con, or lib.

    The problems in Washington have nothing to do with DC, and you'd need to look no further than these boards to prove it.
  • #25
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    I'm sure Woodward and Sperling are now, and have been cordial. That email does nothing to change any threats. As most people in corporate America, emails are public. I don't believe that cordiality was any more sincere than the threats earlier leveled. The email really means nothing, and a non-denial of Woodward's point reinforces Woodward's original assertion about the sequester.
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