Skip to comments.Woodward: Very Senior Obama White House Official Threatened Me Over Sequester Reporting
Posted on 02/27/2013 3:51:09 PM PST by kristinn
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You surely have her number.
So long as the country isn’t hurt, this could be very interesting.
Drudge has it - that clues in most of the thinking world...
No official denial clinches it for me. He's got the email.
Woodward says he hasn’t seen this type of Characteristics that Obama is showing in a long time........
The madman theory was a primary characteristic of the foreign policy conducted by U.S. President Richard Nixon. His administration, the executive branch of the federal government of the United States from 1969 to 1974, attempted to make the leaders of other countries think Nixon was mad, and that his behavior was irrational and volatile. Fearing an unpredictable American response, leaders of hostile Communist Bloc nations would avoid provoking the United States.
Nixon explained the strategy to his White House Chief of Staff, H. R. Haldeman:
I call it the Madman Theory, Bob. I want the North Vietnamese to believe I’ve reached the point where I might do anything to stop the war. We’ll just slip the word to them that, “for God’s sake, you know Nixon is obsessed about Communism. We can’t restrain him when he’s angryand he has his hand on the nuclear button” and Ho Chi Minh himself will be in Paris in two days begging for peace.
Woodward agrees with you - he's not frightened - but he said a younger reporter - someone with less than 10 years - might be...
Woodward's right on that.
The boys in the MSM have been fighting like a thuggy Chicago street gang... Ten guys beating up on one person... Liberals like those odds.
In the MSM - it's all of them beating up on Republicans. It's different when one of 'em goes up against the power structure all alone. But then again, Woodward did that years ago when Nixon WAS the Establishment - and Woodward took him on - almost singlehandedly... Woodward know how to take punches... and he's not going to back down.
That's how I see it going.
Hopefully Bob won't end up like Trotsky.
This administration only has two very senior officials—Barry and Val.
If given the chance, Woodward would happily Vote for Obama a third time, no doubt about it.
Once a Useful Idiot, always a Useful Idiot. Up to the time the members of the Firing Squad pull their triggers that is.
beginning to look like it was both through aide.
>”This administration only has two very senior officialsBarry and Val”<
Right you are.
In my opinion, Barry should be Impeached and Val should be hung for Treason, along with a few of her Lieutenants for good measure...
Thanks for the ping!
Poor Bob....they are sure up his butt over all this....
Doubt he gets any invites to Sally Quinn or Graydon Carter soirees this season
The cold shoulder of Georgetown or Sag Harbor so gets one down
Well Bob....you know what they used to say “courage”
Now Lanny Davis is saying that he has been threatened by the Obama Administration too according to Breitbart. This administration has been doing this from the beginning. What is curious to me is why a few in the media are starting to report it finally. What has changed?
Thanks for the ping.
Woodward may learn something here, but he is pretty far to the left, so I won’t get my hopes up that he’ll make a rightward turn.
A great question penelopesire. Have seen reasons typed which follow as ... profits, credibility concerns, the number of people threatened, lies causing confession of souls, an actual fear of the monster created, known lies, damn lies, statistics, warnings inside and outside our nation, from the Pope resigning to nuclear proliferation, news-people afraid for their families and children, and political appointments. It varies person to person the opinion expressed. Something maybe happened so dreadful those in-the-know have decided to try to clean this up by removing this zer0 crowd to keep the dreadful things found swept under the rug from prying eyes. Don't know ... Looks Good but looks and reasons can be in a foundation of deception.
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