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(Politico)   Threatening email to Bob Woodward from the White House turns out to be the nicest apology letter ever   (politico.com) divider line 433
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2013-02-28 12:51:06 PM

If a senior admin official had sent that email to Bob Woodward when I was press sec, that someone would have to meet me out on west exec.

- Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) February 28, 2013



Am I crazy or is that what a threat actually sounds like?
 
2013-02-28 12:51:18 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Rann Xerox: [READS "THREATENING" E-MAIL]

I hope my wife and daughter threaten me like this the next time I leave the toilet seat up.

Why do they care? Do they walk into the bathroom backwards with their pants down and hope?


My wife claims that it's a problem when she gets up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night and doesn't turn the light on. I mean, having a baby is expensive and all but we can afford to turn the bathroom light on for 30 seconds I think
 
2013-02-28 12:51:36 PM

max_pooper: I've seen this happen before as well. It's usually a massive attention whore trying to make a scene.


Or a douchebag football player trying to get an opponent red-carded. That's what this is really about - manufacturing scandals out of nothing to hurt the opposing team. Benghazi is starting lose its steam, so the douchebags have to start trying to gin up a new one.
 
2013-02-28 12:52:15 PM

JerseyTim: If a senior admin official had sent that email to Bob Woodward when I was press sec, that someone would have to meet me out on west exec.- Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) February 28, 2013


Am I crazy or is that what a threat actually sounds like?


not really, Timmay
 
2013-02-28 12:52:31 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Rann Xerox: [READS "THREATENING" E-MAIL]

I hope my wife and daughter threaten me like this the next time I leave the toilet seat up.

Why do they care? Do they walk into the bathroom backwards with their pants down and hope?



Not anymore.  ;-)
 
2013-02-28 12:52:38 PM

FlashHarry: tallguywithglasseson: Woodward privately:

Gene: You do not ever have to apologize to me....  I also welcome your personal advice. I am listening. I know you lived all this. ...  Best, Bob

Woodward publicly:

THREAT WAS VERY CLEAR

what farking slime.


Yep, pretty much.  He just took a dump on whatever was left of his credibility.
 
2013-02-28 12:54:49 PM

Biological Ali: Wow. 0bama explicitly threatens to murder the entire family of a journalist who dared to criticize him and you libs think it's no big deal. Wow. Just wow.


1/10.  C'mon man, even for a troll, that's a lazy farking effort.
 
2013-02-28 12:55:54 PM

firefly212: I love how CNN is still running with the story, now they're portraying WH officials as dismissive and uncaring about the threats in their responses to the full email, but CNN isn't actually releasing the full emails as part of the story. CNN=Fox Light.


CNN stopped being credible the moment Turner got bought out by Time Warner.
 
2013-02-28 12:55:58 PM
[RE-READS "THREATENING" E-MAIL]

i78.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-28 12:57:03 PM
Woodsteen 's
defunct
          who used to
          ride a watersmooth-silver
                                        stallion
and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat

                                                      Jesus
he was a handsome man
                        and what i want to know is
how do you like your blueeyed boy
Mister Death
 
2013-02-28 12:57:52 PM

Vodka Zombie: GiantRex: This is Obama's Benghazi.

No.  This is Benghazi's Tea Pot Dome.


I thought it was Tea Pot Dome's XYZ Scandal.
 
2013-02-28 12:59:16 PM

ilambiquated: Woodsteen 's
defunct
          who used to
          ride a watersmooth-silver
                                        stallion
and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat

                                                      Jesus
he was a handsome man
                        and what i want to know is
how do you like your blueeyed boy
Mister Death


Okay so maybe ee cummings is not dead.
 
2013-02-28 12:59:34 PM

unexplained bacon: SlothB77: I've exhausted my limited capacities in the other thread.  I have nothing more to add for this thread.  Carry on without me, guys.

limited was a good choice of words I think.

Here's the kind of stuff you added to the last thread...before the email text was posted:

...And Obama wouldn't be threatening Woodward if he wasn't on to something.  This is worse than Benghazi.  This could lead to more Benghazi's.  Intentionally trying to bring harm to this country and its citizens.


after the email was posted you changed the subject. Guess we'll have to carry on without you.


Yea, amazing how he makes a fool of himself and just as the thread is posted with how it was a lie, he conviently leaves. He could have at least attempted to threadjack with the race bullshiat like his idiot ilk.
 
2013-02-28 01:00:32 PM

Rwa2play: Biological Ali: Wow. 0bama explicitly threatens to murder the entire family of a journalist who dared to criticize him and you libs think it's no big deal. Wow. Just wow.

1/10.  C'mon man, even for a troll, that's a lazy farking effort.


I'm pretty sure that was sarcasm, not trolling.
 
2013-02-28 01:01:46 PM

JerseyTim: If a senior admin official had sent that email to Bob Woodward when I was press sec, that someone would have to meet me out on west exec.- Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) February 28, 2013


Am I crazy or is that what a threat actually sounds like?


Apparently apologizing was unacceptable to her.
 
2013-02-28 01:03:33 PM

JerseyTim: If a senior admin official had sent that email to Bob Woodward when I was press sec, that someone would have to meet me out on west exec.- Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) February 28, 2013


Am I crazy or is that what a threat actually sounds like?


Man, if she's that up in arms over an email like this, imagine how upset she'd be if a senior admin official had outed a CIA operative for political gain......
 
2013-02-28 01:05:16 PM

Ring of Fire: Lol just looking at google news and the headline from Forbes is "Bob Woodward brings down another president". I clicked the link to see what type of bs Forbes was pushing and low and behold got "oops! We can't seem to find the page you requested"


It not what you're thinking. I read the piece before it got taken down, it was quite sartorial and mocking towards Woodward's claims.Here's the now inoperative link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmcquaid/2013/02/28/bob-woodward-brings -down-another-president/

He (John McQuaid) also has a blog, perhaps he'll post the the article there.
 
2013-02-28 01:05:19 PM

cameroncrazy1984: hasty ambush: So has the left decided to call Woodward a racist yet?  Isn't that one of the standard responses to anyone who dares to not kneel and worship at Obama's feet.

Nah, he's just an idiot and a liar. You mad that it turned out that way?


So you are saying that now it isn't racist to oppose Obama?

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-02-28 01:05:32 PM

Biological Ali: Wow. 0bama explicitly threatens to murder the entire family of a journalist who dared to criticize him and you libs think it's no big deal. Wow. Just wow.


He kills their kids, he kills their wives, he kills their parents and their parents' friends. He burns down the houses they live in and the stores they work in, he kills people that owe them money.
 
2013-02-28 01:08:09 PM

hasty ambush: So you are saying that now it isn't racist to oppose Obama?


I think thats wrong.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-28 01:08:12 PM

Hung Like A Tic-Tac: Biological Ali: Wow. 0bama explicitly threatens to murder the entire family of a journalist who dared to criticize him and you libs think it's no big deal. Wow. Just wow.

He kills their kids, he kills their wives, he kills their parents and their parents' friends. He burns down the houses they live in and the stores they work in, he kills people that owe them money.


That's why you should hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husbands too, because they're raping everybody out here.
 
2013-02-28 01:08:52 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Rann Xerox: [READS "THREATENING" E-MAIL]

I hope my wife and daughter threaten me like this the next time I leave the toilet seat up.

Why do they care? Do they walk into the bathroom backwards with their pants down and hope?


Apparently this guy has never lived with a woman?
 
2013-02-28 01:09:10 PM

Phinn: Hung Like A Tic-Tac: Biological Ali: Wow. 0bama explicitly threatens to murder the entire family of a journalist who dared to criticize him and you libs think it's no big deal. Wow. Just wow.

He kills their kids, he kills their wives, he kills their parents and their parents' friends. He burns down the houses they live in and the stores they work in, he kills people that owe them money.

That's why you should hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husbands too, because they're raping everybody out here.


But is it legitimate rape?
 
2013-02-28 01:11:00 PM

Brubold: MilesTeg: I see the white house spin machine and their Fark shills are in full cover mode.

/expected

This.

Woodward is obviously a racist. Anyone that questions Obama is one don't ya know.

Which I guess explains why liberals give him a pass on all those Bush era programs he's continued and expanded. They don't want to be racists.

/hope they have fun not being racists in our burgeoning police state


You can stop carrying water now that they released the content of the letter. It just makes you look like a pathetic shill.
 
2013-02-28 01:11:24 PM

Jackson Herring: So has the left decided to call Woodward a racist yet?  Isn't that one of the standard responses to anyone who dares to not kneel and worship at Obama's feet.

God damn I wish I was allowed to say what I actually think of "people" who post things like this


Yeah that's crazy talk.

"Who goes birther first, Scalia or Woodward?

- Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 28, 2013"

Oh wait...
 
2013-02-28 01:11:30 PM

gilgigamesh: JusticeandIndependence: I've received a timeout for less.

I'm not one to go screaming to the Modmins, but yeah, on several occasions I've gotten posts zapped that were far less egregious than this line of blatant deflection.


Probably best to report it as a mod might not come into this thread. If not, ignore worked. Its nice when a user admits that their opinion is worthless and they shouldnt be added to a debate.
 
2013-02-28 01:12:14 PM

hasty ambush: So you are saying that now it isn't racist to oppose Obama?


You're still a racist. Don't worry.
 
2013-02-28 01:12:34 PM

Fart_Machine: Brubold: MilesTeg: I see the white house spin machine and their Fark shills are in full cover mode.

/expected

This.

Woodward is obviously a racist. Anyone that questions Obama is one don't ya know.

Which I guess explains why liberals give him a pass on all those Bush era programs he's continued and expanded. They don't want to be racists.

/hope they have fun not being racists in our burgeoning police state

You can stop carrying water now that they released the content of the letter. It just makes you look like a pathetic shill.


I think he's pround of being a pathetic schill. There is no other explanation.
 
2013-02-28 01:13:04 PM

NeverDrunk23: gilgigamesh: JusticeandIndependence: I've received a timeout for less.

I'm not one to go screaming to the Modmins, but yeah, on several occasions I've gotten posts zapped that were far less egregious than this line of blatant deflection.

Probably best to report it as a mod might not come into this thread. If not, ignore worked. Its nice when a user admits that their opinion is worthless and they shouldnt be added to a debate.


or you can just ignore the post and move on. Stop being such a bunch of Woodwards
 
2013-02-28 01:13:54 PM
english.mashkulture.net
 
2013-02-28 01:15:22 PM

NeverDrunk23: gilgigamesh: JusticeandIndependence: I've received a timeout for less.

I'm not one to go screaming to the Modmins, but yeah, on several occasions I've gotten posts zapped that were far less egregious than this line of blatant deflection.

Probably best to report it as a mod might not come into this thread. If not, ignore worked. Its nice when a user admits that their opinion is worthless and they shouldnt be added to a debate.


Nah. I don't feel its my job to be the thread police.
 
2013-02-28 01:18:21 PM
Hoo boy the #standwithwoodward tweets are a sight.
 
2013-02-28 01:19:03 PM

hasty ambush: So you are saying that now it isn't racist to oppose Obama?


Poor you. So angry.. Remind me, why do I have you labelled in my favorites as "Michelle Obama Hamburger Hater"? Cause that has to be a more interesting story than this current OMG RACE CARD idiocy
 
2013-02-28 01:19:05 PM

make me some tea: So then, wtf is he making this big deal about being "threatened", then? That's not a threat, it sounds more like advice. Come on, Bob, you're better than this.


Woodward is not better than this.  He's been making up shiat all laong.

Try "Wired."  Ask Jim Belushi.  I personally saw him making up shiat on that tour between Oprah and Phil.

Try his claiming he got a exclusive interview with a guy in coma minutes before he died, while his family was there and he wasn't.
 
2013-02-28 01:19:40 PM

Fart_Machine: Brubold: MilesTeg: I see the white house spin machine and their Fark shills are in full cover mode.

/expected

This.

Woodward is obviously a racist. Anyone that questions Obama is one don't ya know.

Which I guess explains why liberals give him a pass on all those Bush era programs he's continued and expanded. They don't want to be racists.

/hope they have fun not being racists in our burgeoning police state

You can stop carrying water now that they released the content of the letter. It just makes you look like a pathetic shill.


If you want to interpret it that way, that's fine. Oh you may want to look into this as a sort of pattern of behavior for the Obama WH.

http://www.wmal.com/common/page.php?pt=WMAL+EXCLUSIVE%3A+Woodward%27 s+ Not+Alone+-+Fmr.+Clinton+Aide+Davis+Says+He+Received+White+House+Threa t&id=8924&is_corp=0

http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/02/28/obama-woodward-whit e- house/1953105/

"All we can say is: We know more than a few reporters have received similar e-mails from White House officials. Yelling has also been known to happen."

The quote is from the second link and was written before the content of the emails was released. So they wrote it when they thought the email was a definite threat.

Obama has been so spoiled by favorable coverage that he loses it when a respectable journalist goes after him for a lie or for a bad policy.
 
2013-02-28 01:19:40 PM

ilambiquated: Hoo boy the #standwithwoodward tweets are a sight.


I don't twat, is it tongue in cheek, or a bunch of paranoid true believers speaking derp to power?
 
2013-02-28 01:22:16 PM

Taylor Mental: Ring of Fire: Lol just looking at google news and the headline from Forbes is "Bob Woodward brings down another president". I clicked the link to see what type of bs Forbes was pushing and low and behold got "oops! We can't seem to find the page you requested"

It not what you're thinking. I read the piece before it got taken down, it was quite sartorial and mocking towards Woodward's claims.Here's the now inoperative link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmcquaid/2013/02/28/bob-woodward-brings -down-another-president/

He (John McQuaid) also has a blog, perhaps he'll post the the article there.


Thanks my bad. Obviously was not able to read the article and assumed it must have been some weapons grade derp that got yanked.

Also this whole thing make Woodward look real bad. The email was clearly saying sorry I got a little hot earlier I still think you are wrong but I'll let you figure that out when you look like an ass hole later. But no hard feelings we can agree to disagree. It was by no means a threat anybody with a brain can see that. The fact that Woodward went on national TV and claims he was threatend in that email make me question his mental state. His own response he basically accepts the apology.
 
2013-02-28 01:22:21 PM

netringer: make me some tea: So then, wtf is he making this big deal about being "threatened", then? That's not a threat, it sounds more like advice. Come on, Bob, you're better than this.

Woodward is not better than this.  He's been making up shiat all laong.

Try "Wired."  Ask Jim Belushi.  I personally saw him making up shiat on that tour between Oprah and Phil.

Try his claiming he got a exclusive interview with a guy in coma minutes before he died, while his family was there and he wasn't.


That was the William Casey "deathbed" interview. Even Casey's family said it was bullshait.
 
2013-02-28 01:23:31 PM

Brubold: Fart_Machine: Brubold: MilesTeg: I see the white house spin machine and their Fark shills are in full cover mode.

/expected

This.

Woodward is obviously a racist. Anyone that questions Obama is one don't ya know.

Which I guess explains why liberals give him a pass on all those Bush era programs he's continued and expanded. They don't want to be racists.

/hope they have fun not being racists in our burgeoning police state

You can stop carrying water now that they released the content of the letter. It just makes you look like a pathetic shill.

If you want to interpret it that way, that's fine. Oh you may want to look into this as a sort of pattern of behavior for the Obama WH.

http://www.wmal.com/common/page.php?pt=WMAL+EXCLUSIVE%3A+Woodward%27 s+ Not+Alone+-+Fmr.+Clinton+Aide+Davis+Says+He+Received+White+House+Threa t&id=8924&is_corp=0

http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/02/28/obama-woodward-whit e- house/1953105/

"All we can say is: We know more than a few reporters have received similar e-mails from White House officials. Yelling has also been known to happen."

The quote is from the second link and was written before the content of the emails was released. So they wrote it when they thought the email was a definite threat.

Obama has been so spoiled by favorable coverage that he loses it when a respectable journalist goes after him for a lie or for a bad policy.


Oh my gosh, yelling? Unheard of.
 
2013-02-28 01:23:35 PM

Brubold: Opinion columns from left-wing sources. I specifically sought them out figuring you idiots would consider them acceptable sources


One might figure that was the case.  If one were an asshole.  Or a farkwit.

And yes, just to be clear, I am calling you mean names in order to avoid engaging in a discussion with you.  For my next act, watch as I call your topic of discussion names as well.  It will be so grand.
 
2013-02-28 01:23:37 PM

Brubold: Obama has been so spoiled by favorable coverage that he loses it when a respectable journalist goes after him for a lie or for a bad policy.


BUT in this particular case, it was Woodward who was wrong.  He lost some...well.... a large chunk of respect in my eyes.
 
2013-02-28 01:23:37 PM

Brubold: "All we can say is: We know more than a few reporters have received similar e-mails from White House officials.


Polite apologies that the recipient thanks them for and insists there's nothing to apologize for?
 
2013-02-28 01:24:13 PM

Brubold: If you want to interpret it that way, that's fine. Oh you may want to look into this as a sort of pattern of behavior for the Obama WH.

http://www.wmal.com/common/page.php?pt=WMAL+EXCLUSIVE%3A+Woodward%27 s+ Not+Alone+-+Fmr.+Clinton+Aide+Davis+Says+He+Received+White+House+Threa t&id=8924&is_corp=0

http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/02/28/obama-woodward-whit e- house/1953105/

"All we can say is: We know more than a few reporters have received similar e-mails from White House officials. Yelling has also been known to happen."


OMG - yelling? How ever do those reporters make it through the day in the face of such egregiously threatening behavior? And I thought crab fishermen had it tough
 
2013-02-28 01:25:52 PM

HotWingConspiracy: Brubold: "All we can say is: We know more than a few reporters have received similar e-mails from White House officials.

Polite apologies that the recipient thanks them for and insists there's nothing to apologize for?


Shush,  you. haven't you been following the discussion? There was yelling
 
2013-02-28 01:26:24 PM
Conservatives regret taking Woodward's "threat" seriously. Say they were played.


i208.photobucket.com

Problem?
 
2013-02-28 01:26:26 PM

HotWingConspiracy: ilambiquated: Hoo boy the #standwithwoodward tweets are a sight.

I don't twat, is it tongue in cheek, or a bunch of paranoid true believers speaking derp to power?


They seem serious.
 
2013-02-28 01:26:32 PM

Brubold: Fart_Machine: Brubold: MilesTeg: I see the white house spin machine and their Fark shills are in full cover mode.

/expected

This.

Woodward is obviously a racist. Anyone that questions Obama is one don't ya know.

Which I guess explains why liberals give him a pass on all those Bush era programs he's continued and expanded. They don't want to be racists.

/hope they have fun not being racists in our burgeoning police state

You can stop carrying water now that they released the content of the letter. It just makes you look like a pathetic shill.

If you want to interpret it that way, that's fine. Oh you may want to look into this as a sort of pattern of behavior for the Obama WH.

http://www.wmal.com/common/page.php?pt=WMAL+EXCLUSIVE%3A+Woodward%27 s+ Not+Alone+-+Fmr.+Clinton+Aide+Davis+Says+He+Received+White+House+Threa t&id=8924&is_corp=0

http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/02/28/obama-woodward-whit e- house/1953105/

"All we can say is: We know more than a few reporters have received similar e-mails from White House officials. Yelling has also been known to happen."

The quote is from the second link and was written before the content of the emails was released. So they wrote it when they thought the email was a definite threat.

Obama has been so spoiled by favorable coverage that he loses it when a respectable journalist goes after him for a lie or for a bad policy.


Wow an "exclusive" from a guy who has no proof it actually happend but just decided to make a claim right after Woodward threw his tantrum. Seems legit.
 
2013-02-28 01:30:16 PM

homelessdude: oops.....link didn't work....

i kiss you

[i.imgur.com image 200x379]


Holy mother of God... it's Mahir!!!!  Whatever happened to that guy?  Wasn't he the first internet meme ever?

/threadjack
 
2013-02-28 01:30:51 PM
d3ny4pswk2x1ig.cloudfront.net

How could anyone fail to respect such a handsome man?!
/Plus, I heard he's also pretty handy with a revolver . . .
 
2013-02-28 01:31:23 PM

unexplained bacon: SlothB77: I've exhausted my limited capacities in the other thread.  I have nothing more to add for this thread.  Carry on without me, guys.

limited was a good choice of words I think.

Here's the kind of stuff you added to the last thread...before the email text was posted:

...And Obama wouldn't be threatening Woodward if he wasn't on to something.  This is worse than Benghazi.  This could lead to more Benghazi's.  Intentionally trying to bring harm to this country and its citizens.


after the email was posted you changed the subject. Guess we'll have to carry on without you.


Apparently I don't need to spam multiple threads with my quotes - other farkers are doing that for me.
 
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