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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:21 PM

Conservatives Regret Taking Woodward’s ‘Threat’ Story Seriously

Now that the correspondence between Bob Woodward and the White House has been revealed as tame and cordial, conservative commentators are reacting with disappointment to the veteran journalist's claim that he was threatened over his sequestration reporting.

Politico on Thursday posted the emails between Woodward and White House economic adviser Gene Sperling, who told Woodward, "as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim."

"Looks like we were played," The Daily Caller's Matt Lewis wrote Thursday morning.

The rest: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/conservatives-regret-taking-woodwards-threat-story-seriously?ref=fpa

In the immortal words of Darth Vader, "Now his failure is complete."



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WilliamPitt Feb 2013 OP
liberal N proud Feb 2013 #1
sharp_stick Feb 2013 #2
ashling Feb 2013 #8
Ed Suspicious Feb 2013 #9
spooky3 Feb 2013 #3
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #4
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #5
Figaro78 Feb 2013 #16
louis-t Feb 2013 #6
blm Feb 2013 #7
Sheepshank Feb 2013 #10
0rganism Feb 2013 #14
Sheepshank Feb 2013 #18
JHB Feb 2013 #15
0rganism Feb 2013 #19
watoos Feb 2013 #11
Liberalagogo Feb 2013 #12
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #13
Cha Feb 2013 #17
Scurrilous Feb 2013 #20

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:25 PM

1. This is an example of why it is always good to confirm your story before believing it

Multiple sources "reliable sources" helps.

Politico is not reliable!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:25 PM

2. Just the name Bob Woodward

is enough to still get most people to pay attention. Even though his reporting has steadily eroded into bad fantasy people will print what he says verbatim just because of who he is.

Hopefully this latest fiasco in an increasingly long string of fiasco's will reduce his ability to access people who matter.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:47 PM

8. He was a much better reporter

as Robert Redford

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Response to ashling (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:21 PM

9. Indeed.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:27 PM

3. Someone should have explained

To Bob that the words to watch out for are:

"Nice little claim you got there. Sure would be a shame if anything were to happen to it."

Bob just got confused.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:29 PM

4. So good to see them fact checking.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:39 PM

5. Joe Scarborough will apologize first thing tomorrow...Bwahahaha....n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:11 PM

16. Yeah, sure...

 

...like he'll apologize for messing up his office with a dead body.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:52 PM

6. Conservative commentat-ers deserve this. Over and over....

they refuse to check out stories before shooting their mouths off.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:53 PM

7. Let's say Woodward SHOT Sperling after he 'felt' threatened - RW bloggers would stay sided with him

and put all blame on Sperling, claiming Woodward was standing his ground.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:26 PM

10. The hallmark of a good GOP rant against Obama.....facts are not necessary or required

They did this with the death panels
They are still doing it with HCR provisions
They did this with the birth certificate
They did this when trying to explain Obama's wild spending spree
They did this Obama's vacation time
They did this Obama golf time
They did this pretty much everything they could lay their hands on

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:55 PM

14. corollary: apologies are not necessary or required

After being thoroughly discredited, just move onto something else, and expect the public to forget about it in a couple days.

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:57 PM

18. It's by design

the RW rants (for right or wrong) come so fast and so frequently, I this it's an effort at mass wallpapering to hide their own dirty walls.

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:56 PM

15. And let's not forget there was a similar laundry list of outrage du jour about Bill Clinton

They've been doing this literally for decades. For some (most? all?) of them, it's the only type of "journalism" they know.

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Response to JHB (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:01 PM

19. remember how soon they started after he was elected?

IIRC the "haircut in the airport" outrage was their first major derangement.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:33 PM

11. Lions

and Tigers and Bears, oh my!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:39 PM

12. "Looks like we were played."

Of course....it's NEVAH, EVAH you right-wing f-nuts fault for not fact-checking and for being gullible fools.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:42 PM

13. or, as Jabba the Hut would say---

Bargon kanchi pox waa, Wooodwaaard. Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:15 PM

17. Bob Woodward.. playing someone?!

Brwawaaaaa. Paronoid piece of crap.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:54 PM

20. Heh.

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