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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:49 PM

How Bob Woodward's Book Debunks His Big Washington Post Op-Ed

Bob Woodward's been banging the tables of various talk shows for weeks, making the same fairly banal point: The White House proposed sequestration as part of a package to raise the debt limit in 2011. Watching Woodward in action has been disconcerting for the many reporters who covered the story in real time. Did the White House float sequestration as a "trigger" to force a better, later deal from Congress? Yes. Would this have ever become an issue if Republicans hadn't chosen to hogtie the debt limit and hold a sixgun to its head for six months? No. So who cares?

Banal, like I said, until Woodward's Friday Washington Post column on the topic. The Post blasted this out to its news alert list with the subject "EXCLUSIVE: Obama Misled; He and Jack Lew Planted Seeds For Disastrous Sequester." That cranked it up from banal to outright strange. First, Woodward's been talking about Obama's slippery denial of ownership of sequestration all year. Second, as Brian Beutler points out, Woodward himself gets the point of sequestration totally wrong. Here's Woodward.

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/02/23/how_bob_woodward_s_book_debunks_his_big_washington_post_op_ed.html

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Purveyor Feb 2013 OP
patrice Feb 2013 #1
elleng Feb 2013 #2
babylonsister Feb 2013 #3
patrice Feb 2013 #4
Paranoid Pessimist Feb 2013 #5

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:56 PM

1. K&R

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:35 PM

2. Guess its good others than DUers are 'studying' this.

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:57 PM

3. Rec'd with thanks and a kick...

for those who don't think Woodward is a hack.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:22 PM

4. I don't recall him doing much to enlighten us during the build up to the War on Iraq.

Probably afraid of losing access to Cheney Corp.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:47 PM

5. I've always thought that Woodward . . .

. . . was a CIA/Secret Goverment disinformation channel since Watergate way back when.

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