“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.”
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.
posted on 02/28/2013 5:30:19 AM PST
Meh. You're missing the point. The real point is not whether or not this type of "threat" is unusual, it's that the media as a whole is rallying around the White House, and not fellow guild member Woodward, who would have been consider a journalistic icon less than a week ago by the same people stampeding to trash him now.
posted on 02/28/2013 5:47:12 AM PST
(If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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