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2013-02-28 01:31:46 PM  

Phinn: Philip Francis Queeg: Sometimes mandatory retirement ages look like a sensible policy. This is one of those times. Woodward is clearly slipping.

Woodward is younger than Biden.


Woodward doesn't have a biatchin' Trans Am.

unexplained bacon: Phinn: You're right. Presidents are ineffectual, meaningless, uninvolved bystanders in all governmental spending matters, and therefore devoid of responsibility for any fiscal occurrences during their tenure.

now RWers have sunk to having entire conversations outside of reality.

/I give it a week before they're making race cars out of their poop.


Not until they can figure out how to stop them from making a left turn at the end of the straightaway.
 
2013-02-28 01:32:06 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.


I think the only person who looks stupider than Bob Woodward in this incident is you. But Hannity might give you a run for your money later on tonight.
 
2013-02-28 01:32:17 PM  

NeverDrunk23: 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.


Given the number of new 'piss yellow' tags I've managed to add from this thread, maybe he didn't actually leave.
 
2013-02-28 01:32:45 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?


You don't have to. Just do a google search on "twitter #standwithwoodward".

Hint: its pure, unrefined Grade A derp.
 
2013-02-28 01:33:35 PM  

SlothB77: Apparently I don't need to spam multiple threads with my quotes - other farkers are doing that for me.


You should be flattered. You are one of the smarter Republicans.
 
2013-02-28 01:34:29 PM  

Brubold: mongbiohazard: Brubold: Philip Francis Queeg: 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

Deflectors to maximum, Captain!

Seems to me that liberals have been more into the holodeck during Obama's presidency. It's a nice way to pretend the bad stuff he's doing doesn't exist.

See the link next to the headline? Click it and then read. In this case, as it is for MANY of the other supposed "outrages" of the Obama administration, the "bad stuff he's doing" LITERALLY does not exist. This whole story about the threats was a lie. That's not to say the Obama administration has nothing we can criticize it for, but the legitimate gripes are far less pruriently partisan.

Click the link, read, think - and then become more enlightened. Or you can keep jerking that knee and spreading lies like a moron. Your call, really.

I already read the link. It was the first thing I did. Personally I think he's being too kind to Obama by saying that he doesn't know what his people are doing. I think that's naive.

You have to account for the context of the story. The email was sent after the guy yelled at Woodward for 1/2 an hour according to Woodward. After you just went through that, wouldn't it be possible to take a statement like "you'll regret it" as a threat even if it was surrounded by apologetic tones?


Apparently you're lying about reading it. If you weren't then you'd see Woodward's own response which answers your question.

So why are you so interested in perpetuating a lie? If you honestly believe the case against Obama to be as strong as you say it is then you wouldn't bother resorting to such lies.

Personally I have plenty of legitimate gripes with the Obama administration, but if the alternative means giving power to the kind of people who would promote petty lies like this then I'd prefer Obama. A largely honest executive with whom I have policy differences or a pack of lying assholes who will bend any truth - no matter how small - to smear him with in open defiance of reality. Gee... such a hard call...
 
2013-02-28 01:35:37 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.


hah. that's a good one.
 
2013-02-28 01:35:44 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.


We're talking about him and his Washington Post article.  That is plenty of reason.
 
2013-02-28 01:35:56 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: 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


Yelling followed by an apology, a response that there was no need for an apology, followed by "zomg, he threatened me, the psycho!" Woodward is about to find himself cut off from all his sources. If the guy wants to write stories that aren't true, he's welcome to torpedo his own credibility... from now on, nobody's gonna warn him off of saying things that are verifiably false.
 
2013-02-28 01:36:22 PM  

Halli: 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.

You really are the biggest crybaby on fark.


I've been looking for something to use as my favorite tag. This works perfectly. Thanks.
 
2013-02-28 01:36:26 PM  
What a disaster of a thread.
 
2013-02-28 01:39:50 PM  

hasty ambush: 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?


It's never been racist to oppose Obama. You can oppose Obama without be racist. But racism is still the reason some people oppose him.

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x566]

You know, when you put quotes around something, that means the person actually said that. When you put quotes around something someone didn't say, that crosses over from mockery to  lying.
 
2013-02-28 01:41:24 PM  

gilgigamesh: 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?

You don't have to. Just do a google search on "twitter #standwithwoodward".

Hint: its pure, unrefined Grade A derp.


Holy

Mother

Of

God

It's true. They really do create their own reality.  I guess this incident will live on forever in Derp history, right alongside "Bill Clinton was offered Obama's head on a silver platter but turned it down" and "Of course there were WMDs in Iraq"
 
2013-02-28 01:43:12 PM  
There's really nothing to argue over.  Woodward publicly misrepresented the content of email communication with a government official.  Said government officials publicly released actual emails to show that Woodward was lying.  Woodward has not disputed the truth and accuracy of the emails released.

Woodward was busted lying to the public.

There is objective truth.  This is not spin.
 
2013-02-28 01:43:41 PM  

Zasteva: You know, when you put quotes around something, that means the person actually said that. When you put quotes around something someone didn't say, that crosses over from mockery to  lying.


Well this story proves that this isn't a big problem with these people
 
2013-02-28 01:44:38 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: What a disaster of a thread.

 
2013-02-28 01:45:27 PM  

Glenford: NeverDrunk23: 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.

Given the number of new 'piss yellow' tags I've managed to add from this thread, maybe he didn't actually leave.


That would explain how someone who was alot more subtle with their derp in the past would just go 'fark it' and act more idiotic than the usual bunch, especially after one of the bigger trolls announces how he will bow out of the thread right off the bat.
 
2013-02-28 01:46:08 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


Sorry guys, this won't work anymore.  They released the full text of the letters.  You both look pretty stupid.
 
2013-02-28 01:48:20 PM  

Zasteva: It's never been racist to oppose Obama. You can oppose Obama without be racist. But racism is still the reason some people oppose him.


What's funny is that for anyone with an IQ higher than a sea slug, that is pretty simple and evident.

Not Racist:  I am irate that the Obama administration seems hell-bent on gutting the 4th amendment, has decided it's easier legally to kill an American citizen that get an arrest warrant for them, and also issue X.

Racist:  Shiftless McGolfeythug wants to give his peeps phones so they don't have to be workin' fo' da man, and his wife needs more collard greens and less chicken. Go back to Kenya.
 
2013-02-28 01:49:57 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.


Meanwhile you feel free to keep telling obvious lies even when it's obvious that:

1) Obama had nothing to do with the "threat"

2) The "threat" was actually a very nice apology

3) The Woodward responded to the "threat" by saying he welcomed the heat and there was no apology required.

If you are genuinely confused about any of this then please raise issues and I'll be happy to respond politely and without anything that could be perceived as a threat, not even by Woodward.
 
2013-02-28 01:50:34 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.


What "lie" or "bad policy" did Woodward go after him for, exactly?  All I recall is Woodward ranting about Obama letting little things like "separation of powers" and "the Constitution" stand in his way.

/I can't wait to hear this.
 
2013-02-28 01:50:36 PM  
I think Woodward is going to regret claiming that he was threatened.

//not intended as a threat
 
2013-02-28 01:50:40 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.

So this is the second time you've claimed the media is baised towards Obama ... by quoting media sources criticizing Obama.

You're still ignoring being called out on the first time - where you claimed the left didn't criticize Obama's policies, by linking to a bunch of liberal opinion pieces ... criticizing Obama's policies.  Are you going to answer to that?
 
2013-02-28 01:50:42 PM  

Brubold: cameroncrazy1984: Brubold: cameroncrazy1984: max_pooper:

So the two of you have somehow managed to ignore our eroding civil liberties during Obama's presidency? His continuation of the Bush era policies that are quickly growing our country into a police state? Random DHS road blocks? TSA molestations? Expansion of warrantless surveillance of US citizens?

I'll just leave these here -

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/16/us/politics/16obama.html?_r=1&hp

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/01/theres-no-room-f or -civil-liberties-in-obamas-inauguration-view-of-america/267422/

http://www.salon.com/2013/01/03/obama_signs_ndaa_again/

And of course there are many many more to be found.

I like how all three of those are opinion columns.

Opinion columns from left-wing sources. I specifically sought them out figuring you idiots would consider them acceptable sources because of how quickly you run to the narrative of the source being the problem. I guess I was wrong. There's no source you'll hesitate to disregard if they go after Obama.


It's awesome that even after this post you still don't even realize that your links utterly demolish the notion that liberals don't criticize Obama. You made an argument, and they destroyed very your own argument. Great work.
 
2013-02-28 01:52:53 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: I think Woodward is going to regret claiming that he was threatened.

//not intended as a threat


Not unless any big media covers it.  Right now the bigs haven't updated their sites with the actual e-mail, it's just the small internet blogs that have.  CNN still has Woodward as frontpage, but no e-mail posted.
 
2013-02-28 01:54:46 PM  

BSABSVR: Zasteva: It's never been racist to oppose Obama. You can oppose Obama without be racist. But racism is still the reason some people oppose him.

What's funny is that for anyone with an IQ higher than a sea slug, that is pretty simple and evident.

Not Racist:  I am irate that the Obama administration seems hell-bent on gutting the 4th amendment, has decided it's easier legally to kill an American citizen that get an arrest warrant for them, and also issue X.

Racist:  Shiftless McGolfeythug wants to give his peeps phones so they don't have to be workin' fo' da man, and his wife needs more collard greens and less chicken. Go back to Kenya.


Yep. Though I think it's less about IQ than about critical thinking skills and respect for truth over ideology.
 
2013-02-28 01:54:54 PM  

SlothB77: 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.



Does that bother you? that your quotes are used for the amusement of others?

I suppose now you'll call me a racist?
Just because I don't hold Rush's flaps back while he vomits pudding I must be a racist? is that it?

you must not even care that this happened apparently:


"You have a friend for life."  -Dennis Rodman

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/post/quoted-denn is -rodman-pledges-friendship-to-kim-jong-un/2013/02/28/62f1e5ae-81c5-11e 2-a350-49866afab584_blog.html
 
2013-02-28 01:55:45 PM  

JusticeandIndependence: tallguywithglasseson: I think Woodward is going to regret claiming that he was threatened.

//not intended as a threat

Not unless any big media covers it.  Right now the bigs haven't updated their sites with the actual e-mail, it's just the small internet blogs that have.  CNN still has Woodward as frontpage, but no e-mail posted.



It'll take awhile.  No sense being content with one Big Story when they can wait and have two.
 
2013-02-28 01:57:57 PM  

Wasteland: It'll take awhile. No sense being content with one Big Story when they can wait and have two.


and that's probably what it really boils down to.

can't they see that smaller outlets are running circles around them? How is that good for business?
I guess they're counting on people who have trouble using the internet to prop them up.
 
2013-02-28 02:00:09 PM  
Must be a slow news day because anyone trollin' this thread is getting some serious ROI
 
2013-02-28 02:00:15 PM  

one0nine: 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



/re-threadjack

HBO gave him his own show....
i.imgur.com

/re-end-threadjack
 
2013-02-28 02:00:23 PM  

Glenford: 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.

Given the number of new 'piss yellow' tags I've managed to add from this thread, maybe he didn't actually leave.


piss yellow, huh? I prefer butt-hurt red for that sort myself.

In Sloth's favor, he did twice admit to mistakes in that other thread. I personally would rather praise him when he does the right thing than keep whacking him with a rolled up newspaper for what he did wrong a while ago.

/I keep the newspaper handy just in case.
 
2013-02-28 02:00:35 PM  
Who calls Barack Obama "The Messiah" -- and why?

(a) The people who have called Barack Obama the Messiah are primarily right-wing critics of Obama such as Rush Limbaugh.

(b) Their purpose is to mock Obama and his supporters, by pretending that his supporters regard him as a Messiah-like figure.

(c) A number of people who have heard this claim made repeatedly have taken it seriously, and have repeated it themselves...without realizing it is humor and 'not intended to be a factual statement'.

...never heard any Obama supporter refer to him as "the chosen one" or "messiah". If these terms are not exclusively used by Obama detractors, it is certainly overwhelmingly one-sided.


I am really getting tired of this monotonous, repetitive, mindless, lazy dittohead parrotry.

I thought Americans were supposed to think for themselves instead of engaging in satanic, communistic New Age-y
All Is Oneness/Oneness is All groupthink.

So...what you 0baMessiah, hurr! spouters are telling me is that communistic, anti-individualistic hive-mindedness is ACTUALLY the strong, courageous, independent, red-blooded Real AmericanTM way.
 
2013-02-28 02:00:46 PM  

Brubold:
Opinion columns from left-wing sources.


What a great way to prove that the left is ignoring these issues.
 
2013-02-28 02:04:50 PM  
so to sum up this thread:

• bob woodward, the sudden darling of the right wing, is caught in a lie.
• farkers pounce on this, making endless fun of him
• butthurt wingnuts leap to his defense by trying to imply that the non-wingnut community thinks he's racist for opposing obama, despite zero evidence to support that claim

is that about it?
 
2013-02-28 02:05:28 PM  

hasty ambush: 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 image 850x566]


When did I ever say that it was?
 
2013-02-28 02:06:21 PM  

FlashHarry: is that about it?


Yep. That's pretty much it. :)
 
2013-02-28 02:07:01 PM  
The good thing about this flap about whether Woodward was threatened or not is that it lets the Democrats avoid having to discuss his main point, which is that the White House is lying about being the architects of the sequester and reneging on its deal with the Republicans.
 
2013-02-28 02:09:17 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.


What Obama losing it might look like:


i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-28 02:09:58 PM  

FlashHarry: so to sum up this thread:

• bob woodward, the sudden darling of the right wing, is caught in a lie.
• farkers pounce on this, making endless fun of him
• butthurt wingnuts leap to his defense by trying to imply that the non-wingnut community thinks he's racist for opposing obama, despite zero evidence to support that claim

is that about it?


Yep.
 
2013-02-28 02:10:50 PM  

FlashHarry: so to sum up this thread:

• bob woodward, the sudden darling of the right wing, is caught in a lie.
• farkers pounce on this, making endless fun of him
• butthurt wingnuts leap to his defense by trying to imply that the non-wingnut community thinks he's racist for opposing obama, despite zero evidence to support that claim

is that about it?


Pretty much. Add the disaster girl in there and you are all set.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-28 02:12:28 PM  

jjorsett: the White House is lying about being the architects of the sequester and reneging on its deal with the Republicans.


WAAAHHH!!! BUT BUT BUT CLINTON IS PLAYING WAG THE DOG TO AVOID MONICA-GATE!! WAAAAHHHHH!!!!!
 
2013-02-28 02:14:06 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.


A) not even mitt romney's top advisor thinks the media was "in the tank" for obama
B) woodward is the one who lied here
 
2013-02-28 02:14:25 PM  

jjorsett: The good thing about this flap about whether Woodward was threatened or not is that it lets the Democrats avoid having to discuss his main point, which is that the White House is lying about being the architects of the sequester and reneging on its deal with the Republicans.


Well except for the fact that "the White House is lying about being the architects of the sequester and reneging on its deal with the Republicans" is probably just as big a lie as the "threat".

It doesn't surprise me that the GOP water carriers don't understand the lessons of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf".
 
2013-02-28 02:17:33 PM  

FlashHarry: A) not even mitt romney's top advisor thinks the media was "in the tank" for obama


To be fair, having been Romney's top adviser does give cause to question his judgement.
 
2013-02-28 02:17:57 PM  

unexplained bacon: Wasteland: It'll take awhile. No sense being content with one Big Story when they can wait and have two.

and that's probably what it really boils down to.

can't they see that smaller outlets are running circles around them? How is that good for business?
I guess they're counting on people who have trouble using the internet to prop them up.


Maybe they shouldn't have laid off all of their investigative reporters.
 
2013-02-28 02:18:34 PM  

jjorsett: The good thing about this flap about whether Woodward was threatened or not is that it lets the Democrats avoid having to discuss his main point, which is that the White House is lying about being the architects of the sequester and reneging on its deal with the Republicans.


boehnerpowerpoint.jpg
 
2013-02-28 02:19:01 PM  

jjorsett: The good thing about this flap about whether Woodward was threatened or not is that it lets the Democrats avoid having to discuss his main point, which is that the White House is lying about being the architects of the sequester and reneging on its deal with the Republicans.


Woodward said he was threatened, but he very clearly was not (you disagree?).

given the topic of this thread (Woodward's threat claim) and the fact that there are actual threads up now in which the sequestration is on topic. It seems that it is you who are looking to avoid the "main point".

it's ok, every single RWer before you did the same.
 
2013-02-28 02:20:50 PM  

jjorsett: the architects of the sequester


Bad talking point or worst talking point ever?

/it should really tell you something about 1) what Republicans think about the intelligence of the average American, and 2) after 18 months this is the best plan that they've come up with: blame the White House for an act of Congress, negotiated while Republicans were holding a gun to the figurative head of the global economy, an act that put responsibility/hope of avoiding sequester in Congress' hands, under a Constitution that gives the House the responsibility to initiate spending bills. Pathetic.
//and Woodward jumped the shark with Bush at War.  It's been pretty hard to take him serious about anything since that puff piece since it was painfully obvious that his highest calling is to make money and to hear himself talk
 
2013-02-28 02:20:55 PM  

Dog Welder: unexplained bacon: Wasteland: It'll take awhile. No sense being content with one Big Story when they can wait and have two.

and that's probably what it really boils down to.

can't they see that smaller outlets are running circles around them? How is that good for business?
I guess they're counting on people who have trouble using the internet to prop them up.

Maybe they shouldn't have laid off all of their investigative reporters.


That's crazy talk, more holograms!!
 
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