Skip to comments.Ron Fournier: Yeah, I Got the Abusive Treatment From the WH
Posted on 02/28/2013 9:17:00 AM PST by Rusty0604
As editor-in-chief of National Journal, I received several e-mails and telephone calls from this White House official filled with vulgarity, abusive language, and virtually the same phrase that Woodward called a veiled threat. You will regret staking out that claim, The Washington Post reporter was told. Once I moved back to daily reporting this year, the badgering intensified. I wrote Saturday night, asking the official to stop e-mailing me.
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Publish the e-mails.
First Woodward, then Attkisson, now this dweeb?
I’m feeling a “Look at Me!” movement here. I wonder who the next presstitute to be threatened by the White Hut will be?
Now I know.
He probably already regrets having sex with Obama. It just took him a while to realize he had been used.
Lanny Davis (Clinton/Obama supporter-operative) apparently has gotten the same treatment as well...from this WH. See Drudge which links to story from WMAL.
From Gene Sperling to Bob Woodward on Feb. 22, 2013
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
I wrote Saturday night, asking the official to stop e-mailing me.
We want to know the freak’s name!!!!
NAME NAMES, RON!!!! RELEASE THE HOUNDS!!!
I assume by the small number of email threats from the White House the majority of the writing by the SOCIALIST FRAUDS IN THE MSM pleases the FUEHUR.
Do people not know democrats rule by intimidation? I mean real intimidation, people live in fear of them. That is reality.
What a bunch of racists. /sarc
My GOD!!! Those reporters are being BULLIED!!!! Someone call a school board. They’ll suspend reporters...
I hope this keeps going at the rate it is. It has the potential to slaughter several of the left’s sacred cows.
It’s amazing how the ‘press’ will always back socialists until it’s THEIR ox is being gored.
One of the first steps of communism, once it has a foothold on a country, is slowly start eliminating the useful idiots.
I think I’ll stand up for the media this time. If the White House can threaten their First Amendment rights, what would they do to me? Or you?
A return of the Brown Shirts.
They don’t want their 1st Amendment rights threatened, but boy, they want to take away our 2nd Amendment, don’t they?
If the WH threatens a journalist over an editorial piece, can you imagine what they would be wiling to do, let’s use as an example, a Supreme Court Justice preparing to rule on the legality of Obamacare?