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1 posted on 02/28/2013 4:33:30 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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Scarborough and Andrea Mitchell tell stories of having been threatened by Bush and Reagan White Houses. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 02/28/2013 4:34:40 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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Scarborough and Andrea Mitchell tell stories of having been threatened by Bush and Reagan White Houses. Ping to Today show list.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 4:35:27 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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Oh.

So that's why the media almost never criticized the Bush administration.

I always wondered why President Bush appeared to be the darling of the Washington press corps.

4 posted on 02/28/2013 4:36:47 AM PST by wideawake
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Mitchell named a dead guy......big surprise. I suspect the Obama media talking heads will now line up to report various other long dead, ex-Republican officials who threatened them over the years. Circle the wagon, jerks.
7 posted on 02/28/2013 4:39:01 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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I was threatened by Bill Clinton.


8 posted on 02/28/2013 4:41:15 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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And we are supposed to take this as Scarborough Speak.Truth.To.Power

Now?

Years later, and after another 'brave soul' came out first? Pfffffttt.

9 posted on 02/28/2013 4:41:29 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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With Michelle looking so out of place at the Oscars and this repudiation by Bob Woodward the Obamanator and his crew may have jumped the shark


10 posted on 02/28/2013 4:43:00 AM PST by Helotes
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LMAO as Scarborough and Mitchell rush to get to the head of the Obama rim job line by accusing Bush of using threats.

These people are frickin pathetic.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 4:44:12 AM PST by Venturer
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yeah yeah yeah, and Rather still sees his lies as truth and accurate.....


12 posted on 02/28/2013 4:46:42 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me. There are enough jackasses in politics that it's almost a statistical certainty that someone in any given administration is going to be a bully and try to use his/her influence to intimidate people he/she is annoyed with.

The difference in this case, in my opinion, is how the rest of the media is rallying around the White House, not their fellow "guild member" (as Ace of Spades likes to call them) -- even one as universally respected, up until a couple of days ago, it seems, as Woodward.

15 posted on 02/28/2013 4:53:58 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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16 posted on 02/28/2013 4:56:39 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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Memo
To: Joe and Andrea

Subject: The List

Beware......... your names are on the list


18 posted on 02/28/2013 4:59:44 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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I guess to be accurate one would have to really get to the meaning of what “threaten” is actually conveying.

If I were a reporter and I got a call that said “if you run with this story no more leaks, no more interviews and no more rides on AF1” or words to that effect then I would tend to agree that this sort of thing has been going on for a very long time. Trading access for favorable coverage (or threatening loss of access for unfavorable coverage) is probably the rules of the game for Washington.

But where it gets tricky is what do words like “threaten” or “regret” really convey? Do they mean you don’t get an interview or do they mean we’re going through your IRS records, your FBI files, or you’re never going to see your dog or cat again? Or worse?

That’s really the question, isn’t it?


19 posted on 02/28/2013 5:00:11 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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If there was ever any doubt that Scumburrow is anything other than a pmsnbc covert leftist moron, put it to rest.


20 posted on 02/28/2013 5:02:10 AM PST by soycd
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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


23 posted on 02/28/2013 5:09:19 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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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?


25 posted on 02/28/2013 5:13:12 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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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.


29 posted on 02/28/2013 5:24:39 AM PST by OpusatFR
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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.


31 posted on 02/28/2013 5:26:08 AM PST by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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"there was nothing unusual about a White House trying to intimidate reporters"

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."

38 posted on 02/28/2013 5:31:39 AM PST by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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I would ask them to strictly define the threat. It's an ambiguous term. I reckon they're playing semantic games.
45 posted on 02/28/2013 5:39:42 AM PST by Dysart
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