Skip to comments.Former Clinton aide: Obama WH threatened my paper, too (Lanny Davis tells his experience)
Posted on 02/28/2013 11:16:01 AM PST by SeekAndFind
If Bob Woodward's experience wasn't quite as harrowing as he first let on, Lanny Davis' anecdote sounds more like the real deal. Bill Clinton's former special counsel told Larry O’Connor and Brian Wilson on WMAL that his columns at The Washington Times got the Obama administration so angry, they threatened Davis' editor with removing the paper's accreditation to cover the White House:
Lanny Davis, formerly a special counsel to President Bill Clinton, told WMALs Brian Wilson and Larry OConnor that a White House official once threatened to have The Washington Times White House credentials revoked over columns Davis had written.
Davis says his editor received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didnt like some of my columns, even though Im a supporter of Obama. I couldnt imagine why this call was made.”
Davis isn’t buying the pushback on the Woodward story, either. While he allows that the context may have been couched as friendly advice, a White House that uses the words “you will regret” is a White House threatening a reporter. In Davis’ case, there isn’t even that friendly veneer — just a call to the editor demanding that the paper dump Davis as a columnist, along with a nice White House credential ya got there “implication” if the Times didn’t comply.
Will the legion of Clinton admirers rush to support Davis, now that he’s gone public with this story? Or will they consider him a right-wing subversive, too?
these people are pathetic. they’ve elected and protected this POS and now they’re shocked - SHOCKED! that they’re being threatened? it’s like the whores willing, gladfully and gleefully turning tricks for 5 years and suddenly being suprised and offended her pimp slaps her face.
Useful idiots are always surprised to learn they’re among the first to the gulags after they’re no longer useful to the newly elevated dictator. Useful idiots cannot be trusted.
It's Hillary!, folks. She's running again, and this is how she's going to distinguish between Obama and herself - Obama is a thug, while Hillary would never treat people badly or abuse her power.
That's right - Hillary is actually going to run on a platform of reigning in government abuse and tyranny.
(And, of course, anyone who doesn't support her declarations of merciful beneficiencce will be duly wiped out.)
You heard it here first.
Hey listen .. we gutt'a get some flak runnin'
What can I do ?
How about you say we threatened you ... I dunn'o .. maybe we're pissed off at your columns or somethin' .. ?
yeah .. I can do that ... sure that's enough ?
Yeah .. should fill up a week or two ... How's the family ?
Fine .. yours ?
Yeah .. K' .. gutt'a go.
Lenny: I am not fully informed on this issue.
Let me ask a couple of questions.
1. What did you do about it when you were threatened?
2. Did the Times fire you, because you submitted a bad story on Obama?
I wonder if Lanny remembers all the mysterious and unexplained deaths that happened during the Clinton darkness?
Now that Hillary is no longer a part of this administration, I’m curious if her people will now turn on Obama.
All should wait patiently until Leon Panetta starts to bitch publicly.
These guys just want to ingratiate themselves with the general public hoping that we will forget their misdeeds and vote for them when some choice elected office becomes available.
Ratfights——entertainment indeed. Winner gets the stinkiest cheese award for the most despicable. Onward rat warriors.
Wake up call for the lapdog media. Your chosen savior is a thug.