February 27, 2013

Bob Woodward in the news - threats from the White House

I had posted about Bob Woodward's wonderful article in The Washington Post. In this article, Woodward identifies Obama as the author of the sequester plan that Barry is now furiously trying to backpedal away from. Now things get interesting -- from Real Clear Politics:
Woodward: White House Warned Me "You Will Regret Doing This"
WOLF BLITZER, CNN: You're used to this kind of stuff, but share with our viewers what's going on between you and the White House.

BOB WOODWARD: Well, they're not happy at all and some people kind of, you know, said, look, 'we don't see eye to eye on this.' They never really said, though, afterwards, they've said that this is factually wrong, and they -- and it was said to me in an e-mail by a top --

BLITZER: What was said?

WOODWARD: It was said very clearly, you will regret doing this.

BLITZER: Who sent that e-mail to you?

WOODWARD: Well, I'm not going to say.

BLITZER: Was it a senior person at the White House?

WOODWARD: A very senior person. And just as a matter -- I mean, it makes me very uncomfortable to have the White House telling reporters, 'you're going to regret doing something that you believe in, and even though we don't look at it that way, you do look at it that way.' I think if Barack Obama knew that was part of the communication's strategy, let's hope it's not a strategy, that it's a tactic that somebody's employed, and said, 'Look, we don't go around trying to say to reporters, if you, in an honest way, present something we don't like, that, you know, you're going to regret this.' It's Mickey Mouse. (The Situation Room, February 27, 2013)
Woodward was one of the two reporters that brought down President Nixon with the Watergate Scandal. Nice to see that he is still at work... Posted by DaveH at February 27, 2013 10:03 PM
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