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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:45 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Bob Woodward Makes Bizarre Claim That He Was Threatened By White House



Woodward claims White House threatened him

From Legend to Laughing Stock: Bob Woodward Cites Bogus 'Threat,' Calls Obama 'Nixonian'

Exclusive: The Woodward, Sperling emails revealed

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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Bob Woodward Makes Bizarre Claim That He Was Threatened By White House (Original post)
EarlG Feb 2013 OP
sinkingfeeling Feb 2013 #1
Frances Feb 2013 #2
lsewpershad Feb 2013 #3
Stellar Feb 2013 #4
ashling Feb 2013 #5
Demeter Feb 2013 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #8
freshwest Feb 2013 #14
MADem Feb 2013 #28
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2013 #31
MADem Mar 2013 #38
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2013 #39
MADem Mar 2013 #40
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2013 #41
MADem Mar 2013 #42
DallasNE Mar 2013 #43
DallasNE Feb 2013 #7
patrice Feb 2013 #9
MADem Feb 2013 #29
patrice Mar 2013 #32
MADem Mar 2013 #33
Joey Liberal Feb 2013 #10
PossumSqueezins Feb 2013 #11
jpak Feb 2013 #12
freshwest Feb 2013 #13
1983law Feb 2013 #15
Bolo Boffin Feb 2013 #20
1983law Feb 2013 #22
Cha Feb 2013 #16
Cha Feb 2013 #17
merrily Mar 2013 #35
grahamhgreen Feb 2013 #18
Jumpin Jack Fletch Feb 2013 #19
Bolo Boffin Feb 2013 #21
EV_Ares Feb 2013 #23
Rosa Luxemburg Feb 2013 #24
customerserviceguy Feb 2013 #25
FairWinds Feb 2013 #26
MADem Feb 2013 #27
pam4water Mar 2013 #30
merrily Mar 2013 #34
lonestarnot Mar 2013 #36
firenewt Mar 2013 #37

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:52 AM

1. I don't think Woodward understands context.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:17 AM

2. Poor Woodward

If he can't properly interpret his own words in an email he wrote, how can we trust anything that he has written?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:26 AM

3. My know it all Woodward

thinks his is the only truth. Get lost Bobbyboy your have lost your percieved luster.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:51 AM

4. Bob 'my mouth is a prayer book' Woodward

...knows that every one will believe him. After all, he dropped a dime on Nixon when his memory was better.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:02 PM

5. He was so much easier to believe as

Robert Redford

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:31 PM

6. Obama IS Nixonian

That "joke" about sending a drone after the Jonas Brothers was the clearest example of reincarnation.

What does it take to get some version of reality around here?

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Response to Demeter (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:55 PM

8. "What does it take to get some version of reality around here?"

Look at this....





Some things never change...

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:42 PM

14. That settles it! Our government is run by invisible space aliens! Our nation's policy...

Written by extra-terrestrials!

Our leaders... forced to go through humiliating rituals to worship our interdimensional overlords!

Oh My Gawd!

Perhaps Harvey the Pookah can intervene. If not, we're all doomed, doomed, I tell ya!



I've been telling folks all along the space program was really for them, but did you listen? Nooo!

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:41 PM

28. That costume really SMELLS, from what I have heard..... nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #28)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:11 AM

31. Considering the age...





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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #31)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 11:16 AM

38. I think it might go back further than that!!!

Nixon was the first to include the bunny in the festivities--not sure if that's the same bunny, but if it is, that thing has gotta be foul! I imagine it's hot as hell, and hard to clean, too!

WH Easter Egg roll fun facts: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:JomcEFZtOmsJ:www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/2012_Easter_Egg_Roll_Fact_Sheet.pdf+&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShkBdY1FXwXxQiWHZJ7VPlxEWNVXNnxpMFfXv7hKfCS3bHXMTm2aZySJnrZoWb7wdbUHCvcpOJ6YBP7BKBcpDo0xra8IgecN2xjeb2KtXQY4pwsqcW1Tlxyky2WvdcM67QhbY_r&sig=AHIEtbSkDKTFIZQL2HWSX5WAYVHVEINLHA

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #39)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:00 PM

40. I just hit it again and it worked fine for me.

But if you found another, the more the merrier!!!

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Response to MADem (Reply #40)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:08 PM

41. This one is just weird...



Someone put it in perspective...

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #41)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:55 PM

42. I saw that and I agree--that's Mrs. Bunny, you know--there are two of 'em!

Mister Bunny has the glasses, and I'm sure Porgie wouldn't want to snuggle with the BOY Bunny! Wouldn't be "manly!!!!"

The 2nd picture does the "Thousand Words" thing with aplomb....

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Response to Demeter (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 03:37 AM

43. Right After Saying That

Woodward turned around and said Obama should just ignore the sequester and act under his power as Commander in Chief by ignoring the law (I presume he would advise the same thing on the debt ceiling). Now just who is being Nixonian again?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:55 PM

7. Woodward Doesn't Do Journalism Anymore. He Sells Books

Woodward admits that "I talked extensively with all involved" then took sides regarding who was telling the truth. There is only one truth and Sperling is just setting the record straight with Woodward. A good journalist would know that the way to verify a charge of "moving the goal posts" would be to review what was actually being said at the time versus what is being said today. Woodward failed Journalism 101 by accepting one side of the argument without benefit of doing the grunt work of verification of facts. This is in fact yellow journalism being practiced by Woodward in this exchange.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:57 PM

9. Bob Woo ought to read the DU, then he'd know what questions to ask HIMSELF. nt

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Response to patrice (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:42 PM

29. I think we need to just break down and call the guy "Bob Woo Woo." nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #29)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:17 AM

32. From the events of this last week, that's Boo Woo Hoo now.

Sorry 'bout this, I get punny when I'm tired.

Must go walk the dogs; see you later!

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Response to patrice (Reply #32)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:25 AM

33. Ha--I just got back from trotting mine round the bend!

At least it's not cold tonight and the snow is melting so it isn't a hazardous game!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:06 PM

10. Woodward has jumped on the McCain/Graham Crazy Train

He's a fool.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:25 PM

12. Lindsay Graham is shooting pumpkins in his backyard to prove it!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:26 PM

13. Look! It's Derp Throat! That's Woodward's new nickname:

Woodward's Really Going to Regret This

tweeted by, James Downie ‏@jamescdownie

I think my bosses would frown on me offering a job for one tweet, but... RT @michaelbd: Derp Throat

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022438534#op

I'm also questioning Woodward's legacy. 'Derp throat.' That's gonna leave a mark...

at the man 'who brought down a President' and has now been brought down to the level of a toady of the Republican smear machine:

New Conservative Hero Bob Woodward Has an Obama Threat Level Problem

http://news.yahoo.com/conservative-hero-bob-woodward-obama-threat-level-problem-040141997.html

At the same page, this link from 2011:

Obama Has Been Scandal-Free for 28 Months



Bored with Obama's (relatively) drama-free presidency so far? According to Brendan Nyhan, of the University of Michigan, the president is due for his first big scandal pretty soon. The political scientist and blogger defines a political scandal as "a widespread elite perception of misbehavior whose occurrence is also influenced by political and media context." Then he took a look at the front page of The Washington Post:

I collect data for 1977–2008 (the period for which Post archives are available in electronic form). Controversies concerning the president and executive branch were defined as being called scandals if they were described as such (i.e., “scandal”) in the reporter’s voice or the headline. From this set of articles, I determine the first time the Post published a front-page story focusing on the controversy in question. This restriction helps identify the most salient controversies at the point at which they become highly prominent and generate widespread coverage...


http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/05/obamas-34-months-without-scandal/38197/

May be why Woodward is dying to make one up. As far as waiting for one, Andrew Sullivan said:

It couldn't be because he is not corrupt and that that standard has not trickled down?

http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2011/05/26/the-coming-obama-scandal/

Give it up, Bob, your ship has sailed...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022438534#post2

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:49 PM

15. Lanny Davis

 

Also says he was threatened.

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Response to 1983law (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:22 PM

20. Oh, noes! What does Lester Kinsolving say about his treatment by this White House?

It's a conspiracy, I tells ya!

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Response to 1983law (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:28 PM

22. Regression

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:23 PM

16. Creepward longs for the Nixonian Days when he was king. Now

he's wearing a different crown. rofl..thanks for that, EarlG..

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:27 PM

17. Brawawaaaa.. Tweet from Pour Me Coffee..

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Response to Cha (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 05:43 AM

35. Good one!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:44 PM

18. Sycophant: A servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people.

Why aren't all our reporters more sycophantic?

Geez.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:06 PM

19. Time to retire, Bob

 

Obama ain't Nixon, the Sequester isn't Watergate, and you are not the reporter you were 40 years ago.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:22 PM

21. I'm sure it's just a coincidence that this came out before Woodward's Hannity appearance tonight.

Right?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:43 PM

23. Bet he has a book coming out pretty quick. This old has been has to do something like this to sell

anything he writes.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 09:08 PM

24. Past his sell by date

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:54 PM

25. Yes, he's gone from journalist to self-absorbed hack

But he did get that email from Sperling revealed. You know, the one where Sperling says:

"The idea that the sequester was to force both sides to go back to try at a big or grand barain with a mix of entitlements and revenues (even if there were serious disagreements on composition) was part of the DNA of the thing from the start."

And again, later on:

"There may have been big disagreements over rates and ratios — but that it was supposed to be replaced by entitlements and revenues of some form is not controversial."

Has the President backed away from any of that?

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:18 PM

26. For Sure . .

the Prez SHOULD back away from it - totally!! Cut the huge bucks for Empire maintainment, or outrageous corporate welfare BEFORE you cut Granny's monthly SS check.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:38 PM

27. He's lost his ever lovin' mind. Maybe the CIA told him they don't want him for odd jobs anymore? nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 12:54 AM

30. Bernstein was the brains of that operation. Woodward just stood around 'looking good in a suit'.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 05:42 AM

34. Either he simply lied or he's lost it entirely. Nothing in between.

This man has made a living using and understanding words.

I am leaning toward simply lied.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 09:54 AM

36. Woo Woo. LMAO!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 10:20 AM

37. The threat was in "code" according to BOWO - arf,arf!

 

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