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Gene Sperling and ‘Regret’
National Review ^ | February 28, 2013 11:55 A.M. | Kevin A. Hassett

Posted on 02/28/2013 12:15:12 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

The media universe is in a tizzy over the revelation that a White House official told Bob Woodward he would “regret” his coverage of the White House’s attempt to spin the sequestration debate. While I commend Bob Woodward’s coverage, which rings true given what my own Republican contacts have said, now that we know that Gene Sperling was the source for the quotation, and can read the email exchange, it is clear that the statement, while certainly regrettable, was not some ham-fisted attempt to intimidate Woodward.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bobwoodward; genesperling; obama; partisanmediashills; sequester; whmediarelations; woodward

1 posted on 02/28/2013 12:15:20 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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Listened to Foxnews Megyn Kelly ...and apparently there was a very heated and loud exchange between Wood ward and Sperling when Woodward called to inform Sperling of an article Bob had written.


2 posted on 02/28/2013 12:20:07 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

>was not some ham-fisted attempt to intimidate Woodward.

No, it was a cleverly disguised threat. 0bamabots at the Washington Review now?


3 posted on 02/28/2013 12:23:04 PM PST by soycd
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Just reading the eMails doesn’t explain why Woodward said what he did ....


4 posted on 02/28/2013 12:23:04 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
not some ham-fisted attempt to intimidate Woodward

Spam-fisted?

5 posted on 02/28/2013 12:23:13 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
...and apparently there was a very heated and loud exchange between Wood ward and Sperling...

Yes, that's not debatable. The first line of Sperling's email is Sperling apologizing for getting loud and heated with Woodward.

6 posted on 02/28/2013 12:24:34 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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Fisting Sperling......YIKES. He’s a little creep with a Napoleon complex.....and his hand isn’t in his coat!


7 posted on 02/28/2013 12:33:03 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

...if this was an HOUR LONG phone call it wasn’t Sperling listening to Woodward.


8 posted on 02/28/2013 12:34:31 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
From the article: There are plenty of thugs in this town, but he is not one.

Doesn't matter. He still represents and was speaking on behalf of a thuggish administration. I wasn't too impressed with this story when I first heard it. Guess I've become desensitized to Alinsky tactics. But then I realized these are different times. Obamacare opens up new avenues of blackmail, bullying, and opposition research against anyone who crosses the feds. Just another reason to abhor a law that's already a disaster.

9 posted on 02/28/2013 12:44:53 PM PST by PeevedPatriot
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Regrets:

Wait til Woodward has some health "issue."

He'll be dependent of Obama's "Death Panels (IPAB)" for the care he will need.

Then he'll know what Sperling meant by "regret."

10 posted on 02/28/2013 1:05:59 PM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
I thought he was dead?


11 posted on 02/28/2013 1:10:14 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And I’m sure the “media” would give the same “benefit of the doubt” if this had happened between 2000-2008.../s


12 posted on 02/28/2013 1:24:15 PM PST by Clink (Conservatives believe it when they see it. Liberals see it when they believe it.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The email is for the record. The dirt was done over the phone!


13 posted on 02/28/2013 2:06:13 PM PST by old school
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To: Revolting cat!

Nope, Woodward is not dead. But he would be advised not to go to the expense of renewing any magazine subscriptions in the future. Hope this furor from the Fuhrer about the implied threat gets him off the hook.


14 posted on 02/28/2013 3:57:43 PM PST by kiltie65
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