Skip to comments.Scarborough: Bush White House Threatened Me
Posted on 02/28/2013 4:33:16 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
The Morning Joe panel was tough today on the Obama White House for threatening Bob Woodward by telling him he would "regret" his reporting that it was the Obama administration that had devised the sequester, In the course of the opening segment, various panel members described the Obama White House response as "mickey mouse," "pathetic" and "childish."
But at the same time, a theme emerged that there was nothing unusual about a White House trying to intimidate reporters. Mark Halperin said "the Bush White House regularly would engage in the same kind of tactics." And Joe Scarborough and Andrea Mitchell shared stories of having been threatened by the Bush and Reagan White Houses, respectively. Andrea named names. Scarborough did not. H/t readers Ray R. and cobokat.
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Bingo! IF this had happened, why haven’t we heard about it ‘til now?
I must confess
I was once harassed by the William Henry Harrison administration....I suggested that “Tippecanoe and Tyler too” was not as catchy as “Redskins are deadskins”. /sarc
So the White House calls in a favor to “Morning Schmoe” to help quash this firestorm about Woodward being threatened, and Scarborough puts together a “hey, everybody does this” segment, and manages a “tsk tsk” to whoever did this to Bob.
I avoid the show - how many grunts and “I gotta pee” squirms did Mika manage during the segment?
Who did pock Marked Mitchell say it was??
Gee I remember when Andrea Mitchell said FDR’s White House intimidate her...............in fact I believe it was Mrs Roosevelt one night...........
What list? There is no list!
Seriously. What a stupid attempt to deflect.
Not one of them on MSNBC or on any of the other networks has the stature of Woodward.
A threat aimed at a man of his caliber and importance in journalism is truly frightening and Stalinist.
Don Regan, COS to the Reagan administration - 10 years after he could answer her allegations.
Interpretation: “I’m also am an important, relevant and powerful force in the country and the President of the United States, out of fear, has attacked me”
It’s just Attention Whore Joe being Attention Whore Joe.
The “everyone does” it defense to neutralize.
This is a lie and a deflection. If a Reagan or Bush official threatened someone, they never would have remained silent about it. The name would have been shouted from the rooftops and spammed 24/7 throughout every media form. The threatener would be castigated, removed, and infamous throughout history, like Nixon and Joe McCarthy.
These are lies designed to protect the administration, who is so arrogant, they did this in writing.
geesh.....why didn’t she say something 20 years ago??
This comes as a surprise only to the dimwitted.
Power corrupts. Washington is a power magnet of staggering magnitude. Not only are the politicians corrupted, but those who "report the news" are also.
The real fools are those who thing these highly corruptible and corrupted people are their "friends" who actually "care" about their interestests and "want to give back". The biggest fools are those too dimwitted to understand that Big Government means Big Corruption and Big Power for corrupt politicians and corrupt "news reporters."
These people are frickin pathetic.”
Yes, they are.
They’re like 8 year olds...
“Bush did it first! That means I can do it, too!”