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Woodward: Very Senior Obama White House Official Threatened Me Over Sequester Reporting
CNN via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Posted on 02/27/2013 3:51:09 PM PST by kristinn

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To: jazusamo

Soros lived in Chicago?


51 posted on 02/27/2013 4:26:54 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Chickensoup

Here’s the thing. I was really upset by Obama’s re-election, I still am and will be until he’s gone. But as I attempted to step back from that, I came to the realization that at some point in time, he was going to do something that would be the equal to Fonzi’s jumping the shark moment. He is extremely arrogant and that will be his very undoing. I honestly don’t expect him to finish this term and I believe he will end up leaving of his own accord. He has the potentials to do a lot of damage, but what he doesn have on his side is time.


52 posted on 02/27/2013 4:29:06 PM PST by CityCenter (No matter how good your PR is, you can't outsmart the truth.)
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To: muawiyah

...knew exactly what the poster implied and I share the sentiment. Andrew is missed so very much.


53 posted on 02/27/2013 4:29:23 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: cotton1706
While I have literally no respect for Bob Woodward, he has been around the block a few times and I doubt he is going to be scared of Obama’s team when he was instrumental in taking down Nixon’s.

He might have files full of detailed info and dirt on this administration which are in the hands of numerous people to be published openly upon something possibly happening to him. Regardless, he should take any 'threat' from the Chicago gang seriously.

54 posted on 02/27/2013 4:31:46 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: kristinn

Probably Adolf Axelfraud..Obama has threatened everyone in America if they don’t support his agenda..that is what Obama does, he threatens people, and when he doesn’t get his way, he has them killed


55 posted on 02/27/2013 4:33:02 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Michael Barnes

I’m with you! Just not buying this yet.

Time will tell ~


56 posted on 02/27/2013 4:33:13 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: kristinn

I don’t think it is a small thing that Woodward spoke out on this before cuts, or reductions in rt of growth, even go into effect. I reckon his integrity trumps his political inclinations. Rare bird these days.

His peers, and many of them doubtless admirerers, must be tormented by his move.

Love to be a fly on the wall in the white house; this Woodward slapdown is damaging to them and there must be much running about in circles screaming and shouting. I suspect a cigarette might be sneaked now and again, too. And still more desperate plotting while knowing in the back of their wicked little minds they may well have already overplayed their crisis hand. Not much in the way of political deserts these days, but I am savoring this dish.


57 posted on 02/27/2013 4:33:58 PM PST by Dysart
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To: Ann Archy

He spilled every name during Watergate. Why so quiet now Bob?


58 posted on 02/27/2013 4:34:24 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: kristinn

if woodward had the same balls he had with nixon, he’d release te email unredacted. i’d freaking file charges, threatening reporters.


59 posted on 02/27/2013 4:35:30 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

probably the best guess. her ego has its own office.


60 posted on 02/27/2013 4:36:24 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I wanna see this headline on the MSM websites before I get too excited...

_________________________

The LSM is dead.


61 posted on 02/27/2013 4:37:03 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: COBOL2Java
"The ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay."

Honey, you know nothing about 'hell' or you wouldn't be trying to destroy Israel and the Jews. And you'd stop playing footsies with terrorists, the Muz Bros and Nutjob.

62 posted on 02/27/2013 4:37:32 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: COBOL2Java

i swear everytime i see jarrett it looks like farrakhan in a wig.


63 posted on 02/27/2013 4:37:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: kristinn
i seriously doubt that was an idle threat...
64 posted on 02/27/2013 4:39:32 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
I wanna see this headline on the MSM websites before I get too excited...
The tweet this thread is featuring was posted (on Twitter) at 5:40 CDT and an hour later, has over 330 retweets... it's moving right along on Twitter anyway...
65 posted on 02/27/2013 4:41:14 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Don’t know but Jarrett grew up there. Sadly Jarrett wouldn’t confess in the below excerpt:)

“Jarrett responded “I actually met with George Soros with the president and had a very interesting conversation with him a couple of years ago. That’s like four or five things that you were going to ask me about instead of just three.””

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/09/13/valerie-jarrett-tough-guy-adviser-in-obama-white-house-is-woman/


66 posted on 02/27/2013 4:44:26 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: 444Flyer
Honey, you know nothing about 'hell' or you wouldn't be trying to destroy Israel and the Jews. And you'd stop playing footsies with terrorists, the Muz Bros and Nutjob.

She can't help it, she's an Iranian - the kind that likes the mullahs.

67 posted on 02/27/2013 4:44:53 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

One year ago, this Friday.


68 posted on 02/27/2013 4:45:08 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Hotlanta Mike
I wanna see this headline on the MSM websites before I get too excited...

I'm sure it'll be the lead story on "Morning Joe" tomorrow...

Bwahhhahaha! Sorry, couldn't keep a straight face there...

69 posted on 02/27/2013 4:48:22 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: kristinn

I’m old enough to remember sitting with my grandmother watching the Watergate hearings all summer like it was a soap opera. I remember Woodward back then and found him more respectable somehow than Bernstein, but that’s neither here nor there.

The point is- Woodward is a lib- but not of the sort we see these days, he has a certain kind of independence that is frowned upon by D.C. now. For him to say the kinds of things he’s been saying recently he must be honestly disenchanted by this president and administration and apparently shocked.

This is NOT someone who will fall in line like BO’s other media people. I think for Woodward to have gone public with this indicates he is REALLY worried- not necessarily about himself or his reputation/family etc...but about America. He’s telling us the character of the people running our nation.


70 posted on 02/27/2013 4:49:39 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: doorgunner69

I just hope Woodward is smart enough to have a set up
where if anything happens to him, files get sent all
over the country.


71 posted on 02/27/2013 4:50:07 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: reagandemocrat

... and is he ever missed!!!


72 posted on 02/27/2013 4:50:07 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Michael Barnes
I doubt Woodward will give up the name. He now knows that Nixon was a Saint next to this crowd and it has no doubt been made plain that Woodward will either quiet down or everyone he holds near and dear will be destroyed or worse, never mind Woodward himself. Also, none of his liberal friends will help him. They will be part of the burial party.
73 posted on 02/27/2013 4:51:18 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Dysart
Love to be a fly on the wall in the white house; this Woodward slapdown is damaging to them and there must be much running about in circles screaming and shouting.

I think it's a big deal because Woodward is a patron saint of leftist journalists. He's they guy who makes it okay to have an agenda, okay to be about "making a difference" rather than just reporting the facts. He took out Nixon!

But now he's saying that Obama is saying things that are unprecedented and outrageous. This is a real slap in the face to the press, who are underplaying it all and even supporting it. It's like Woodward is saying "Reporters can't be only about making a difference, sometimes you have to tell the truth." They may toe the line now, but I'm sure this makes it harder to be totally compliant tools.

74 posted on 02/27/2013 4:52:24 PM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: tet68
I just hope Woodward is smart enough to have a set up where if anything happens to him, files get sent all over the country.

Of all people, I think without a shadow of a doubt he is that smart, and THAT's what scares the bejesus out of this administration.

75 posted on 02/27/2013 4:52:24 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Axelrod can deliver, on demand, any number of paid whores to say anything he wishes them to say ~ of any age, any background, any employment ~ even inspector general investigators, etc.

He can deliver up people to destroy Woodward with no problem at all.

However, it was either Jerrett or another lackey like Goobama hissef' who sent the untraceable email.

76 posted on 02/27/2013 4:56:33 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: kristinn
Woodward: Obama's Decision Not To Deploy Carrier "A Kind Of Madness"

Time to wake up, Bob.

77 posted on 02/27/2013 4:56:50 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: kristinn; All

Hmmmm...At the top left of Drudge there’s a tease:

“POLITICO: Exclusive Details... Developing...”

I wonder IF that is the name of whoever sent the email?


78 posted on 02/27/2013 4:58:04 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: pepsi_junkie

Timing is important. The message to the LSM is it’s okay to say the Emperor has no clothes.

The bell is rung, release the hounds!


79 posted on 02/27/2013 4:58:14 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Truth29

“Also, none of his liberal friends will help him. They will be part of the burial party.”

Sorry but I disagree. Most of today’s journalists were weaned on Woodward and Bernstein. They were the second coming to liberal professors and I think the dam has broken.


80 posted on 02/27/2013 5:00:01 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Truth29
Maybe if there is such a thing as luck ... the lame-stream drive-bys who would participate in the action described will understand the consequences. Action = consequence (opposite and equal reaction). The (consequence or reaction) would not be pretty imho. The dam has cracked, I pray.
81 posted on 02/27/2013 5:01:40 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 444Flyer

So long as John Brennan dines close to the little barry bastard, men like Woodward have lives that hang by a thread. And the thugocracy wants that well understood, and that’s why taking out Breitbart in such an auspicious way was useful to their agenda.


82 posted on 02/27/2013 5:02:25 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Nachum

ping!


83 posted on 02/27/2013 5:03:13 PM PST by nutmeg (Who and WHERE are the Benghazi survivors??)
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To: SE Mom; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ..
Whoa...

It seems Woodward’s saying he’s not seen MADNESS like this administration displays in a long time...has hit the mark.

Looks like it certainly has hit the mark, SE Mom. Thanks for the heads up on this one.

Pinging more FRiends here...

84 posted on 02/27/2013 5:06:31 PM PST by nutmeg (Who and WHERE are the Benghazi survivors??)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Get caught!


85 posted on 02/27/2013 5:06:43 PM PST by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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To: tet68

Have you seen any of that which Breitbart claimed to have sett up, since he was taken out by the regime? No guarantees when it comes to the level of intel and criminality Brennan types bring to the scene.


86 posted on 02/27/2013 5:08:30 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: CityCenter

Those are interesting insights. I personally believe he thought he could tear down America and rebuild it in his own socialist image, but he has just recently been thwarted by millions and millions of Americans stocking up on guns and ammo. He cannot finish his plans without disarming the patriots and the thought is driving him a little nuts. IMHO...


87 posted on 02/27/2013 5:12:12 PM PST by ez (Laws only apply to little people. Criminals, politicians, and newsies are exempt.)
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To: jazusamo

Obama is a sock puppet.


88 posted on 02/27/2013 5:16:03 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: petitfour
And let’s see who in the media sides with Woodward.

And there is the $64 question.

We will discover just who among the Washington press corps still has pretenses of being a "journalist"...and who has resolved themselves to serve the administration as a "propagandist". And, of course, a third group -- who won't take a public position because they are gutless.

Personally, I don't expect a lot of action on the "journalist" side of the street.

89 posted on 02/27/2013 5:19:15 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: MHGinTN

*March 1st, it will have been a year without Andrew!:-(


90 posted on 02/27/2013 5:23:58 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: kristinn

Dear Bob,

We need to put this issue to rest. Meet me in Fort Marcy Park at 4:00am. Come alone.

Yours,
Val


91 posted on 02/27/2013 5:26:33 PM PST by kevao (.)
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To: Lockbox
I think this is a major mistake on the part of the White House. Attack Bob Woodward? He is a living, breathing Liberal Hero! Very hard for the Lib's to brush Bob off as a crazy racist.

Understand that some members of the Washington Press Corps were already demeaning Woodward because he was publicizing that the sequester was Obama's idea. Ezra Klein, a fellow Postee has been particularly nasty.

This may well resolve itself into a generational dispute among the Washington Press Corps -- the older types who remember that it was all about "reporting" vs the younger class that are involved in "influencing public opinion".

92 posted on 02/27/2013 5:27:28 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: kevao

This is more the style of Axelgreasy ... Jarret would designate someone to make the threat rather than do it herself. She’s smarter than Axelgreasy, just as evil, but smarter.


93 posted on 02/27/2013 5:29:14 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: All

I seem to recall a certain high profile media person saying they were threatened with ruin if they aired questions regarding little barry bastard boy’s eligibility before the election. That had Axelrod’s ass-print all over it ...


94 posted on 02/27/2013 5:34:19 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
There is still some hope for Woodward (if he gets mad and gets even) but Bernstein is totally a lost cause; he has consumed the rat Kool-Aid by the tanker full.
95 posted on 02/27/2013 5:37:34 PM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Redplum

He should make it public if he wants to be believed.


96 posted on 02/27/2013 5:56:26 PM PST by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: kristinn

The current Democratic Party line on this thing is that Woodward is old, washed-up, senile, and should retire. In other words, they’re acting like a good little bunch of totalitarian propagandists by impugning the messenger.


97 posted on 02/27/2013 6:10:22 PM PST by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Fledermaus
Get caught!

Doing what?

I don't think anyone even got a hangnail, never mind that nobody died, unlike Obama with Fast and Furious...or Bengazi.

98 posted on 02/27/2013 6:52:54 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: popdonnelly

A prayer Woodward Roars!


99 posted on 02/27/2013 6:54:58 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: nutmeg

That’s two reporters acting like reporters... this is good...


100 posted on 02/27/2013 7:10:13 PM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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