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.
Bob must have thousands of sources in the Government who look up him as a hero and some may want to 'drop the dime'!
Time to buy more popcorn............
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".