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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
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2013-02-28 09:58:52 AM  
Threaten Bob Woodward? The man is a national treasure. HOW DARE YOU...

Oh. Never mind. Carry on.
 
2013-02-28 09:58:55 AM  
What a bed-wetting pantywaist he's become.
 
2013-02-28 10:01:00 AM  
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.
 
2013-02-28 10:01:28 AM  
DAMMIT WOODSTEIN!
 
2013-02-28 10:05:14 AM  
Something something Chicago something something Obama.
 
2013-02-28 10:09:32 AM  
so bob woodward is a proven liar and now has ZERO credibility. that's good to know.
 
2013-02-28 10:09:37 AM  

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.


He's pissed because "I'M BOB F*CKING WOODWARD! AND YOU WILL SHOW ME SOME GOD DAMN RESPECT!"
 
2013-02-28 10:14:04 AM  

make me some tea: Come on, Bob, you're better than this.


No... no he isn't.
 
2013-02-28 10:17:50 AM  
I predict that this thread will be full of republicans lying and claiming people aren't nice enough to them.
 
2013-02-28 10:25:42 AM  
My favorite part will be when the guys from the other thread come in and try to say that because Woodward SAID he was threatened, that means he actually felt threatened and really truly couldn't be lying at all because Obama.
 
2013-02-28 10:25:49 AM  
Why would Woodward lie about this? Follow the money.
 
2013-02-28 10:26:57 AM  

JerseyTim: Why would Woodward lie about this? Follow the money.


Study it out.
 
2013-02-28 10:27:07 AM  
Woodward should be disgraced and banished from the journalist community
 
2013-02-28 10:27:19 AM  
I think everything you need to know here is the fact that Woodward has decided to go on Hannity tonight to talk about this.
 
2013-02-28 10:28:14 AM  
Has Bob got a new book out, or what?
 
2013-02-28 10:28:33 AM  

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.


No, he's not and he never was. He's a complete hack who got lucky once and only once, 50 years ago
 
2013-02-28 10:28:35 AM  
It's amazing how quickly you can throw away 40 years of credibility.
 
2013-02-28 10:28:36 AM  
Ahahahahah I wonder how many of those very outraged people in the other thread will comment on this one?
 
2013-02-28 10:28:45 AM  
I guess after you've taken down a President, everything afterwards seems to pale in comparison.

Maybe it's time to start cashing that social security check, Bob.
 
2013-02-28 10:29:22 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Has Bob got a new book out, or what?


Either a book or a job with Fox News. It has to be one or the other.
 
2013-02-28 10:31:07 AM  
This whole thing is like watching senility in action.
 
MFK
2013-02-28 10:31:15 AM  

GAT_00: It's amazing how quickly you can throw away 40 years of credibility.


Dan Rather agrees.
 
2013-02-28 10:31:38 AM  

DamnYankees: I think everything you need to know here is the fact that Woodward has decided to go on Hannity tonight to talk about this.


I hope he brings his best pearls to clutch
 
2013-02-28 10:32:10 AM  
I've exhausted my limited capacities in the other thread.  I have nothing more to add for this thread.  Carry on without me, guys.
 
2013-02-28 10:32:57 AM  

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.


Congratulations, you've reached "acceptance"
 
2013-02-28 10:33:18 AM  
I love how the Daily Caller has two front-page headlines right now playing  up the White House threat.
 
2013-02-28 10:34:01 AM  
Really?  This is the threatening letter?

Mr. Woodward seems to be pushing an agenda at the cost of reality.
 
2013-02-28 10:34:45 AM  

Kaeishiwaza: Really?  This is the threatening letter?

Mr. Woodward seems to be pushing an agenda at the cost of reality.


That's why we're pretty sure he's auditioning for a job at Fox News.
 
2013-02-28 10:34:58 AM  
You can tell how threatened he felt by his reply.
 
2013-02-28 10:35:00 AM  
I guess it's worth keeping mind most beltway insiders are psychopaths that will say or do anything to promote themselves or their ideology at the expense of truth to massage the gears of power.  Can't help feeling a little depressed at how transparent and pathetic this effort is tho.  The republic is a mess and the 4th estate is infested with rats.
 
2013-02-28 10:35:21 AM  
BUT... BUT FOXNEWS HAS ALREADY MADE ALL THE WOODWARD-GATE BUMPERS AND GRAPHICS

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2013-02-28 10:35:29 AM  
 
2013-02-28 10:36:10 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Kaeishiwaza: Really?  This is the threatening letter?

Mr. Woodward seems to be pushing an agenda at the cost of reality.

That's why we're pretty sure he's auditioning for a job at Fox News.


Print media is dying and only conservatards will buy books that they won't read.
 
2013-02-28 10:36:27 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Congratulations, you've reached "acceptance"


Nah, that was more "Admitting he's a troll."
 
2013-02-28 10:36:31 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: My favorite part will be when the guys from the other thread come in and try to say that because Woodward SAID he was threatened, that means he actually felt threatened and really truly couldn't be lying at all because Obama.


But... that's how it works for women.

/tell me I lie
//Woody just pulled 'blacks on the corner' math
///you know, where two blacks become a gang in the retelling by 'concerned citizens'
 
2013-02-28 10:36:53 AM  
Bob Woodward has been coasting on reputation for 40 years. His credibility was tattered during the GW Bush administration and now he's finished shredding it. Dude's not a journalist - he's a catty elitist gossipmonger.
 
2013-02-28 10:37:14 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Bob Woodward trolled us (and we got played)


Wow, what a surprisingly self-aware article by the Tucker Carlson brigade.
 
2013-02-28 10:37:36 AM  

DamnYankees: I think everything you need to know here is the fact that Woodward has decided to go on Hannity tonight to talk about this.


I suppose you're right. Ah well.
 
2013-02-28 10:38:15 AM  

I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post.

I think you will regret staking out that claim Not out to argue and argue on this latter point. Just my sincere advice.

You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up....




Ohhhhhh....so they were veiled threats.   Hidden in a psuedo politicking email.    Or you could say a veiled apology.


Gee....I wonder what he is apologizing for ???    Something the WH said in the phone call...?


Hmmmm.....     a heated phone call.    But nobody threatened anyone.  Nope.   The apology was for nothing.

 
2013-02-28 10:38:39 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Bob Woodward trolled us (and we got played)


Okay, fark that guy.
 
2013-02-28 10:39:08 AM  

Demetrius: What a bed-wetting pantywaist he's become.


Yeah, the Bush Administration effectively emasculated him.  He's now about as threatening as a wet fart in a park.
 
2013-02-28 10:39:24 AM  
This is Obama's Caddyshack II
 
2013-02-28 10:39:29 AM  
Why on earth did he reply with this if he came out and said it was a threat?

Gene: You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up because you are making your points and you believe them. This is all part of a serious discussion. I for one welcome a little heat; there should more given the importance. I also welcome your personal advice. I am listening. I know you lived all this. My partial advantage is that I talked extensively with all involved. I am traveling and will try to reach you after 3 pm today. Best, Bob

Read more:  http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/exclusive-the-woodward-sperling - emails-revealed-88226.html#ixzz2MD095GWl
 
2013-02-28 10:39:40 AM  

netcentric: I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post.I think you will regret staking out that claim Not out to argue and argue on this latter point. Just my sincere advice.You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up....


Ohhhhhh....so they were veiled threats.   Hidden in a psuedo politicking email.    Or you could say a veiled apology.
Gee....I wonder what he is apologizing for ???    Something the WH said in the phone call...?
Hmmmm.....     a heated phone call.    But nobody threatened anyone.  Nope.   The apology was for nothing.


Just.

What the fark, man?
 
2013-02-28 10:40:38 AM  
Wild spacing

                                in a Fark post


study it out                                                       best part,


                forever
 
2013-02-28 10:40:52 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: netcentric: I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post.I think you will regret staking out that claim Not out to argue and argue on this latter point. Just my sincere advice.You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up....


Ohhhhhh....so they were veiled threats.   Hidden in a psuedo politicking email.    Or you could say a veiled apology.
Gee....I wonder what he is apologizing for ???    Something the WH said in the phone call...?
Hmmmm.....     a heated phone call.    But nobody threatened anyone.  Nope.   The apology was for nothing.

Just.

What the fark, man?


Just based on the punctuation I thing WW might be back.
/Best part....forever!
 
2013-02-28 10:41:29 AM  

WTF Indeed: 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.

He's pissed because "I'M BOB F*CKING WOODWARD! AND YOU WILL SHOW ME SOME GOD DAMN RESPECT!"


And my response would've been: "YOU HAD THAT GOD DAMN RESPECT UNTIL YOU START LICKING BUSH'S ASS!  MAYBE WHEN YOU FINALLY WIPE THE BROWNSTAINS OFF, YOU COULD GET IT BACK!"
 
2013-02-28 10:41:42 AM  

A Terrible Human: Just based on the punctuation I think WW might be back.
/Best part....forever!


Think,not thing dammit.
/Though with this cold I've got they sound a lot alike when I say them.
 
2013-02-28 10:42:27 AM  
I see the white house spin machine and their Fark shills are in full cover mode.

/expected
 
2013-02-28 10:42:40 AM  
I remember that movie, it was so long it had an intermission. He was great in it, but, he's really blowing it big time here.
 
2013-02-28 10:42:47 AM  
There can only be a few reasons for Woodward making such a big deal about this-

1. He's going senile, and is imagining slights and insults where none occur.

2. He is pissed at the administration about something, and is using this non-issue to try to slap the WH.

3. He has become a lazy journalist, and knows that you can make more money pandering to the  wingnuts with imaginary Obama administration indiscretions than with in depth investigative journalism.
 
2013-02-28 10:43:20 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Bob Woodward trolled us (and we got played)


Ha.

Was it Redstate that recently ran an editorial about hucksters just using the conservative movement to sell books and boost their career/media profile?
 
2013-02-28 10:43:31 AM  
This is Obama's Benghazi.
 
2013-02-28 10:44:13 AM  
My, how the mighty have fallen.

What was the threat level? Yellow, orange, or red?
 
2013-02-28 10:44:22 AM  

Dinki: 3. He has become a lazy journalist, and knows that you can make more money pandering to the wingnuts with imaginary Obama administration indiscretions than with in depth investigative journalism.


I'm gonna go with that one except he doesn't fully grasp that in 2013 people can fact check the dumb shiat you say quickly.
 
2013-02-28 10:44:35 AM  

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

/expected


"Spin" being releasing the full text of the email.
 
2013-02-28 10:44:45 AM  
That poor little snowflake.
 
2013-02-28 10:45:46 AM  
When I was young, I tried to climb a tree.

My mom told me that if I kept going, I might get hurt.

I see now that she was threatening me. How horrible of her, to threaten her own child so.

SHAME!
 
2013-02-28 10:46:16 AM  

JerseyTim: Why would Woodward lie about this? Follow the money.



Follow the money indeed.
 
2013-02-28 10:47:42 AM  
To nobody's surprise, conservatives were quick to point to the Obama administration's "Chicago thug-style" politics.

For normal people, this would put egg on their faces.  But I doubt you'll hear anyone them admitting they got this one wrong.
 
2013-02-28 10:47:54 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Wild spacing

                                in a Fark post


study it out                                                       best part,


                forever


Timecube

Foursides
 
2013-02-28 10:48:24 AM  
Bob Woodward -> played by Robert Redford in All the President's Men -> starred with Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid -> was married to Joanne Woodward.

Coincidence? I think not!
 
2013-02-28 10:48:24 AM  

Trivia Jockey: To nobody's surprise, conservatives were quick to point to the Obama administration's "Chicago thug-style" politics.

For normal people, this would put egg on their faces.  But I doubt you'll hear anyone them admitting they got this one wrong.


So far they're blaming Woodward for playing to their prejudices.
 
2013-02-28 10:48:34 AM  

JunkyJu: JerseyTim: Why would Woodward lie about this? Follow the money.


Follow the money indeed.


When was the last time you seriously gave a sh*t about who our ambassadors are?
 
2013-02-28 10:48:59 AM  

GiantRex: This is Obama's Benghazi.


No.  This is Benghazi's Tea Pot Dome.
 
2013-02-28 10:49:15 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: So far they're blaming Woodward for playing to their prejudices.


They should.

(Who is, by the way?  Haven't seen that yet.)
 
2013-02-28 10:49:34 AM  

Trivia Jockey: JunkyJu: JerseyTim: Why would Woodward lie about this? Follow the money.


Follow the money indeed.

When was the last time you seriously gave a sh*t about who our ambassadors are?


Prior to 2008, ambassadors were chosen in a national search for the best and brightest and chosen by merit only.
 
2013-02-28 10:49:37 AM  
The sad thing is that the story about the threat is out there. The R base has that bit of information squirreled away. So, in about a year, they'll bring it up that Woodward was threatened by the administration as evidence that the President is a dictator, bully, etc. and the fact that there was no "threat" will conveniently slip down the memory hole.
 
2013-02-28 10:50:03 AM  

Trivia Jockey: cameroncrazy1984: So far they're blaming Woodward for playing to their prejudices.

They should.

(Who is, by the way?  Haven't seen that yet.)


Daily Caller. It's posted earlier in this thread.
 
2013-02-28 10:50:30 AM  

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

/expected


Only the mind of the derpiest mouth breathers is releasing facts "spin."

It turns out Bob Woodward is a farking liar, and a bad one at that. How did he think he could get away with this bullshiat? Does he not know that e-mails are pretty much a permanent record? Did he think he could just float this lie out there and the evidence proving it a lie would never come out?

I wonder if Breitbart.com has made him an offer yet.
 
2013-02-28 10:50:55 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: Why on earth did he reply with this if he came out and said it was a threat?

Gene: You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up because you are making your points and you believe them. This is all part of a serious discussion. I for one welcome a little heat; there should more given the importance. I also welcome your personal advice. I am listening. I know you lived all this. My partial advantage is that I talked extensively with all involved. I am traveling and will try to reach you after 3 pm today. Best, Bob



He was in fear for his life. In that situation you'll say anything to try and get the drone strike called off.
 
2013-02-28 10:51:14 AM  
You don't just talk that way to Bob Woodward.
 
2013-02-28 10:51:18 AM  
If he dies soon, and he could because he's farking old, the conspiracy theories are going to be epic!
 
2013-02-28 10:51:42 AM  

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

/expected


It's hard to spin something when the FULL TEXT OF THE EMAIL was released.  You know, the email to which Woodward responded with:

Gene: You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up because you are making your points and you believe them. This is all part of a serious discussion. I for one welcome a little heat; there should more given the importance. I also welcome your personal advice. I am listening. I know you lived all this. My partial advantage is that I talked extensively with all involved. I am traveling and will try to reach you after 3 pm today. Best, Bob

Does that sound like someone who honestly thought he was just threatened?
 
2013-02-28 10:52:06 AM  

Trivia Jockey: To nobody's surprise, conservatives were quick to point to the Obama administration's "Chicago thug-style" politics.

For normal people, this would put egg on their faces.  But I doubt you'll hear anyone them admitting they got this one wrong.


just take a look in the prior thread on this email...the GOPers were going apeshiat, then suddenly, coincidentally around the time that the text of the email was posted, they all wanted to talk about something else.

/OMG a wolf!!
//that's not a wolf
///oh ok, uh...look over there! a WOLF!!!
////*facepalm
 
2013-02-28 10:52:08 AM  
Oh no, we've moved on. Now it's "Why didn't the White House rush out to apologize in public first?!" and "But the sequester was Obama's idea! He's lying about it!"
 
2013-02-28 10:53:13 AM  

JerseyTim: Prior to 2008, ambassadors were chosen in a national search for the best and brightest and chosen by merit only.


That's all fine and good, but my original question remains valid: does anyone really, honestly care who their ambassadors are?  This is a red herring to the topic of this discussion.
 
2013-02-28 10:53:59 AM  
Truth and Truth in politics are two wildly different things.  Truth in politics is divorced from fact.  It stems from the willingness of the base to believe whatever their politician says is true.  In the last election, we witnessed Romney lying as fast as he could.  His job was not to educate, but to obfuscate.  In the day 0 reporting cycle we have gotten ourselves into, the first statement is going to be the one that gets the most air time.  The retraction will be printed on page 6 or across the crawler at the bottom of the newscast, or it is buried on some webpage.

The initial message is the important one, a huge claim backed up by little fact will always get the most traction and the fallout is so minuscule because you're on to the next claim and the next.  The facts have no choice but to play catch-up.
 
2013-02-28 10:54:18 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Woodward should be disgraced and banished from the journalist community


He is getting a new gig on Fox News. This incident is being used to drum up some publicity and sympathy from the Fox News viewership. Hannity tonight and an announcement coming soon.
 
2013-02-28 10:54:30 AM  

Farkomatic: What was the threat level? Yellow, orange, or red?


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2013-02-28 10:54:46 AM  

Trivia Jockey: JerseyTim: Prior to 2008, ambassadors were chosen in a national search for the best and brightest and chosen by merit only.

That's all fine and good, but my original question remains valid: does anyone really, honestly care who their ambassadors are?  This is a red herring to the topic of this discussion.


When we send out inept cretins like John Bolton to represent us, I care.
 
2013-02-28 10:55:24 AM  
o hai, what's going on in this thread real life journalism.
 
2013-02-28 10:55:31 AM  
TFA: "I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim."

Old angry white Republican's listening to their 'friends', that's madness!

Sure seems like a cry of wolf, when there's nothing more than a chihuahua... one that thought was his friend.
 
2013-02-28 10:55:36 AM  

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

/expected

Only the mind of the derpiest mouth breathers is releasing facts "spin."

It turns out Bob Woodward is a farking liar, and a bad one at that. How did he think he could get away with this bullshiat? Does he not know that e-mails are pretty much a permanent record? Did he think he could just float this lie out there and the evidence proving it a lie would never come out?

I wonder if Breitbart.com has made him an offer yet.


Facts are the cudgel the liberals use to smash the conservative cause, this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.
 
2013-02-28 10:56:02 AM  

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

/expected


Did you read the e-mails at all?
 
2013-02-28 10:56:44 AM  
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"
 
2013-02-28 10:57:46 AM  

Tymast: Facts are the cudgel the liberals use to smash the conservative cause


Ironically, it usually takes more than a smash to the skull to get people to acknowledge facts.  Those in the conservative bubble don't care about facts.
 
2013-02-28 10:58:23 AM  

JerseyTim: Prior to 2008, ambassadors were chosen in a national search for the best and brightest and chosen by merit only.


You're not very good at derpstraction. For future reference, you might have better luck with "Look over there, Elvis is farking Marilyn Monroe up the ass and she loves it!" It'd be just as related and far more interesting.
 
2013-02-28 10:59:00 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: JerseyTim: Prior to 2008, ambassadors were chosen in a national search for the best and brightest and chosen by merit only.

You're not very good at derpstraction. For future reference, you might have better luck with "Look over there, Elvis is farking Marilyn Monroe up the ass and she loves it!" It'd be just as related and far more interesting.


I can't tell which side you think I'm on.
 
2013-02-28 10:59:09 AM  

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.


But who will post lies?? WHO??? 30,000 criminals on the street!
 
2013-02-28 10:59:41 AM  
I love how the egg-smearers at Drudge Report seem to be making this look like Tony Soprano making threats when "you are going to regret........." is just another phrase for "Boy, are you going to feel like a horse's patoot when you realize what a blunder you made.".

And the right wing wonders why no one likes them.
 
2013-02-28 11:01:16 AM  

Lost Thought 00: 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.

No, he's not and he never was. He's a complete hack who got lucky once and only once, 50 years ago


Forty years. I'm old, but I'm not that old.
 
2013-02-28 11:01:49 AM  
Sperling: "My bad. ... Really ... there are more than one side to our first disagreement."

This Sperling guy sounds like a true intellectual heavyweight.

I feel so much better knowing that he's in charge of planning an entire economy.
 
2013-02-28 11:02:11 AM  

WTF Indeed: 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.

He's pissed because "I'M BOB F*CKING WOODWARD! AND YOU WILL SHOW ME SOME GOD DAMN RESPECT!"


It's around this time Dustin Hoffman is consulting with his lawyers to see if it's still possible to change his screen credit on "All The President's Men" to "Alan Smithee".
 
2013-02-28 11:02:21 AM  

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.


He needs to sell books by hyping up bullshait and no he isn't better than this.
 
2013-02-28 11:03:17 AM  

GAT_00: It's amazing how quickly you can throw away 40 years of credibility.


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2013-02-28 11:04:05 AM  
i kiss you
 
2013-02-28 11:04:36 AM  
Looks at Woodward's response email. Wonder if the guy talked with is still trying to pry the six inch dagger from his back.

I accept your apology, no big deal. Oh, by the way if my attempt to take something you said completely out of context in order to gain some attention ends your career. Well, I owe you soda. How are the kids doing?

What an arse!
 
2013-02-28 11:04:44 AM  

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

/expected


They released the statements in their full context? Those manipulative bastards!
 
2013-02-28 11:04:55 AM  
oops.....link didn't work....

i kiss you

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2013-02-28 11:05:31 AM  
I'd hate to come across Bob Woodward at the grocery store.

Scene: busy Friday evening at the Georgetown Whole Foods
Players:
-older gentleman is standing in the middle of the cereal aisle comparing two products
-father with kid in shopping cart

dad: excuse me sir
Bob Woodward: WHAT!
dad: could you please take a step forward so I can get my cart through?
Bob Woodward: HOW DARE YOU!
dad: the aisles here are narrow, my son is crying and I just need to get my cart through to the kids oatmeal over there
Bob Woodward: STOP THREATENING ME!

End scene.
 
2013-02-28 11:05:43 AM  

FlashHarry: so bob woodward is a proven liar and now has ZERO credibility. that's good to know.


Yeah, he's starting to make me like Nixon more than him.  This guy is a putz.
 
2013-02-28 11:06:53 AM  

Dinki: There can only be a few reasons for Woodward making such a big deal about this-

1. He's going senile, and is imagining slights and insults where none occur.

2. He is pissed at the administration about something, and is using this non-issue to try to slap the WH.

3. He has become a lazy journalist, and knows that you can make more money pandering to the  wingnuts with imaginary Obama administration indiscretions than with in depth investigative journalism.


or a combination of the three.
 
2013-02-28 11:07:30 AM  

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.
 
2013-02-28 11:07:37 AM  
Right Wing: "OMG did you hear the Obama admin threatened their darling Woodward?"
Man on the street: "Really? let's hear more about the story!"
Politico: "Ok, Here's the full text of the email and reply from Woodward."
Right Wing:  "SQUIRREL!"
 
2013-02-28 11:08:06 AM  
Sometimes mandatory retirement ages look like a sensible policy. This is one of those times. Woodward is clearly slipping.
 
2013-02-28 11:10:28 AM  

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.
 
2013-02-28 11:10:52 AM  
This all reminds my of the tickle monster congressman that Glenn Beck had on his show thinking he could sink the administration and it turned out to be a whole lot of nothing.
 
2013-02-28 11:10:52 AM  

JerseyTim: I can't tell which side you think I'm on.


I don't especially think you're on either side, I just think you and JunkyJu are being completely unrelated to the topic at hand. What does a blog post about potential ambassador choices have to do with Woodward's lies?

GAT_00: It's amazing how quickly you can throw away 40 years of credibility.


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2013-02-28 11:11:49 AM  
Send Woodward to Bengazi... he will uncover The Truth.
 
2013-02-28 11:12:36 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: I don't especially think you're on either side, I just think you and JunkyJu are being completely unrelated to the topic at hand. What does a blog post about potential ambassador choices have to do with Woodward's lies?


Well, he was replying to my initial Woodward "follow the money" joke in a serious manner by attempting to redirect about ambassadors and I stayed off topic and attempted to make a joke about how this isn't exactly new.
 
2013-02-28 11:12:48 AM  

xxmedium: BUT... BUT FOXNEWS HAS ALREADY MADE ALL THE WOODWARD-GATE BUMPERS AND GRAPHICS

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To be fair, the headline IS true.  The White House does deny threatening Woodward.  That's more than can be said about Glenn Beck and that 1990 rape and murder.
 
2013-02-28 11:13:13 AM  

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.


Biden doesn't have anywhere near the authority that Woodward has
 
2013-02-28 11:14:28 AM  

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. used to be better than this

 
2013-02-28 11:15:14 AM  
My apologies again for raising my voice on the call with you. Feel bad about that and truly apologize.

Wow: that sure is threatening. After reading that and a 1000 miles away I'm still shaking in my shoes. Hardcore stuff there.
 
2013-02-28 11:15:19 AM  

GAT_00: It's amazing how quickly you can throw away 40 years of credibility.


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2013-02-28 11:15:26 AM  
Those damn pesky facts again.
 
2013-02-28 11:15:27 AM  

JerseyTim: Well, he was replying to my initial Woodward "follow the money" joke in a serious manner by attempting to redirect about ambassadors and I stayed off topic and attempted to make a joke about how this isn't exactly new.


Ohh, nevermind, gotcha. My bad, it's been a while since I missed the sarcasm but I haven't been able to sleep in three days. :P
 
2013-02-28 11:15:46 AM  
Wow... That's about the farthest thing FROM a threat it could be. He all but gave Woodward a handy-J in that email. So Woodward's claims of White House intimidation are garden variety lies. OK. Now that all questions have been answered, let's check the other thread...

/checks other Woodward threatened by White House thread

Yeah, pretty much what I expected... Most of the folks from the right claiming left-wing hypocrisy for anyone criticizing Woodward and outraged at Obama's "Chicago style politics" are doubling down. Wow. Just cannot accept when reality is at odds with what you WANT to believe, huh guys?

So the problem with our dysfunctional right is that the right has gone so far overboard that facts and objective reality are literally an anathema to them now. Fantastic... How the fark do you fix almost half the country supporting a team which literally denies reality - or even denies it themselves?
 
2013-02-28 11:18:37 AM  

Lost Thought 00: 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.

Biden doesn't have anywhere near the authority that Woodward has had


That's in the past now...
 
2013-02-28 11:19:01 AM  

Demetrius: What a bed-wetting pantywaist he's become.

 
2013-02-28 11:19:03 AM  

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.


And his age would certainly be an issue if he decided to run for President.
 
2013-02-28 11:20:48 AM  

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
 
2013-02-28 11:21:20 AM  

mongbiohazard: Wow... That's about the farthest thing FROM a threat it could be. He all but gave Woodward a handy-J in that email. So Woodward's claims of White House intimidation are garden variety lies. OK. Now that all questions have been answered, let's check the other thread...

/checks other Woodward threatened by White House thread

Yeah, pretty much what I expected... Most of the folks from the right claiming left-wing hypocrisy for anyone criticizing Woodward and outraged at Obama's "Chicago style politics" are doubling down. Wow. Just cannot accept when reality is at odds with what you WANT to believe, huh guys?

So the problem with our dysfunctional right is that the right has gone so far overboard that facts and objective reality are literally an anathema to them now. Fantastic... How the fark do you fix almost half the country supporting a team which literally denies reality - or even denies it themselves?


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2013-02-28 11:21:29 AM  
I often joke that Republicans are not always the most self-aware bunch, but you might think that after "Friends of Hamas", they might think to look just the tiniest bit beneath the surface on this one, especially since it involved a guy who they hated for decades.  Nope, instead they just dove head-first into the kiddie pool. Again.
 
2013-02-28 11:21:57 AM  

Phinn: Sperling: "My bad. ... Really ... there are more than one side to our first disagreement."

This Sperling guy sounds like a true intellectual heavyweight.

I feel so much better knowing that he's in charge of planning an entire economy.


Wow... interpreting a bit of common slang and a grammar error in a casual email to be a sign of poor intelligence... that's some good police work there, Lou.
 
2013-02-28 11:23:12 AM  

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!
 
2013-02-28 11:26:22 AM  

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.
 
2013-02-28 11:26:27 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Deflectors to maximum, Captain!


I'm projecting as hard as I can sir but I don't think the shields will hold!
/In my head I read it in James Doohan's voice
 
2013-02-28 11:26:44 AM  

theknuckler_33: Phinn: Sperling: "My bad. ... Really ... there are more than one side to our first disagreement."

This Sperling guy sounds like a true intellectual heavyweight.

I feel so much better knowing that he's in charge of planning an entire economy.

Wow... interpreting a bit of common slang and a grammar error in a casual email to be a sign of poor intelligence... that's some good police work there, Lou.


Wrong: even emails should be written at the highest levels of prose and intellectual levels that would boggle even Aaron Sorkin's mind.
 
2013-02-28 11:27:34 AM  

netcentric: I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post.I think you will regret staking out that claim Not out to argue and argue on this latter point. Just my sincere advice.You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up....


Ohhhhhh....so they were veiled threats.   Hidden in a psuedo politicking email.    Or you could say a veiled apology.
Gee....I wonder what he is apologizing for ???    Something the WH said in the phone call...?
Hmmmm.....     a heated phone call.    But nobody threatened anyone.  Nope.   The apology was for nothing.


While I sincerely hope you recover from you stroke, I want to thank you for inspiring me to reread some E.E. Cummings with my morning coffee.

I might have to start more days like this. Again, thank you.
 
2013-02-28 11:27:46 AM  

theknuckler_33: Phinn: Sperling: "My bad. ... Really ... there are more than one side to our first disagreement."

This Sperling guy sounds like a true intellectual heavyweight.

I feel so much better knowing that he's in charge of planning an entire economy.

Wow... interpreting a bit of common slang and a grammar error in a casual email to be a sign of poor intelligence... that's some good police work there, Lou.


Remember, kids, you'll never be disappointed if your standards are low enough.
 
2013-02-28 11:30:16 AM  

Brubold: 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.


Examples, please.
 
2013-02-28 11:31:11 AM  

Phinn: theknuckler_33: Phinn: Sperling: "My bad. ... Really ... there are more than one side to our first disagreement."

This Sperling guy sounds like a true intellectual heavyweight.

I feel so much better knowing that he's in charge of planning an entire economy.

Wow... interpreting a bit of common slang and a grammar error in a casual email to be a sign of poor intelligence... that's some good police work there, Lou.

Remember, kids, you'll never be disappointed if your standards are low enough.


Your standards appear to be making their way towards China at the moment.
 
2013-02-28 11:31:23 AM  
So does anyone think Bob will regret making up the regret lie?
 
2013-02-28 11:32:36 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Deflectors to maximum, Captain!


UGH.

For the 80th time, deflectors are NOT used to repel an attack. Those are shields.

Deflectors are part of the navigational array.
 
2013-02-28 11:33:17 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Phinn: theknuckler_33: Phinn: Sperling: "My bad. ... Really ... there are more than one side to our first disagreement."

This Sperling guy sounds like a true intellectual heavyweight.

I feel so much better knowing that he's in charge of planning an entire economy.

Wow... interpreting a bit of common slang and a grammar error in a casual email to be a sign of poor intelligence... that's some good police work there, Lou.

Remember, kids, you'll never be disappointed if your standards are low enough.

Your standards appear to be making their way towards China at the moment.


When China stops buying US debt to fund Obama's spending of our money, Sperling can just say, "My bad!"

Like he does.
 
2013-02-28 11:33:48 AM  

kbronsito: So does anyone think Bob will regret making up the regret lie?


Only if he fails to ink a deal with Ailes.
 
2013-02-28 11:34:19 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Brubold: 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.

Examples, please.


Are you asking me for examples of the bad stuff? If you are then you've just proven my point because you've obviously been ignoring all of it in order to justify your support of Obama.
 
2013-02-28 11:34:24 AM  

Phinn: When China stops buying US debt to fund Obama's spending of our money, Sperling can just say, "My bad!"


Congress sets spending levels.
 
2013-02-28 11:34:36 AM  

Phinn: When China stops buying US debt to fund Obama's spending of our money, Sperling can just say, "My bad!"

Like he does.


China owns less than 9% of US debt. I'm sorry, you were saying some other things, but I couldn't hear you over the sound of how stupid that deflection is.
 
2013-02-28 11:35:47 AM  

Brubold: cameroncrazy1984: Brubold: 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.

Examples, please.

Are you asking me for examples of the bad stuff? If you are then you've just proven my point because you've obviously been ignoring all of it in order to justify your support of Obama.


Oh yes, any of it. All of it that has been in front of you all this time.
 
2013-02-28 11:36:04 AM  

Brubold: cameroncrazy1984: Brubold: 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.

Examples, please.

Are you asking me for examples of the bad stuff? If you are then you've just proven my point because you've obviously been ignoring all of it in order to justify your support of Obama.


So you got nothing? I would have thought you would at least throw out a "Benghazi" or two.
 
2013-02-28 11:36:45 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: When China stops buying US debt to fund Obama's spending of our money, Sperling can just say, "My bad!"

Congress sets spending levels.


How many times did you say this when people other than Obama were president?  Provide links, please.
 
2013-02-28 11:37:17 AM  
The one trick pony has finally gone senile.
 
2013-02-28 11:37:40 AM  

Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: When China stops buying US debt to fund Obama's spending of our money, Sperling can just say, "My bad!"

Congress sets spending levels.

How many times did you say this when people other than Obama were president?  Provide links, please.


Why would he need to say a simple fact every time there's a different president. It's true, is it not?
 
2013-02-28 11:38:59 AM  

Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: When China stops buying US debt to fund Obama's spending of our money, Sperling can just say, "My bad!"

Congress sets spending levels.

How many times did you say this when people other than Obama were president?  Provide links, please.


How many times did you forget who sets spending levels when people other than Obama were president?
 
2013-02-28 11:39:37 AM  
Arugula, spicy mustard, mom jeans, golf, 'threatening' letter.
 
2013-02-28 11:39:48 AM  

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.


You forgot that he also said Nixon was impeached and that Obama should ignore Congress and the Constitution (effectively) and prioritize spending himself.
 
2013-02-28 11:39:53 AM  
I'm beginning to seriously doubt whether Watergate actually happened.  We may owe Nixon an apology...maybe even re-animate him and let him be president again for a couple weeks or something.
 
2013-02-28 11:41:02 AM  
Woodward took this story and made it all about himself. How far the mighty have fallen.
 
2013-02-28 11:41:10 AM  

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.


Do you think Woodward was threatened in that email?

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.

Did you read the email in which Woodward claims he was threatened? do you think he was threatened?

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


Yes there's a burgeoning police state in the same way that Woodward was threatened in that email...
the email you're apparently trying not to talk about...the email that's the subject of this thread. The thread you're apparently hoping to derail.
 
2013-02-28 11:41:17 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Oh yes, any of it. All of it that has been in front of you all this time.


Spoilers: Benghazi, taking your guns, arugula, Benghazi, birth certificate, skeet shooting, FEMA death camps, Benghazi.

/Alright, time to try to sleep again, "Benghazi" doesn't even look like a word anymore.
//Benghazi.
 
2013-02-28 11:41:28 AM  

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This White House is THREATENING me!

 
2013-02-28 11:43:17 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: When China stops buying US debt to fund Obama's spending of our money, Sperling can just say, "My bad!"

Congress sets spending levels.

How many times did you say this when people other than Obama were president?  Provide links, please.

How many times did you forget who sets spending levels when people other than Obama were president?


No, it's cool.  Whenever anyone has a word to say about any president's role in budgeting, spending, deficits, debt, taxes, or anything fiscal ever, we can just say, "Sperling" as a kind of shorthand for "my bad."
 
2013-02-28 11:43:24 AM  

gilgigamesh: Philip Francis Queeg: Deflectors to maximum, Captain!

UGH.

For the 80th time, deflectors are NOT used to repel an attack. Those are shields.

Deflectors are part of the navigational array.


"I've just been informed thatSULU fires thephasers on the USS Enterprise "
 
2013-02-28 11:43:42 AM  

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


wat
 
2013-02-28 11:44:10 AM  
 
2013-02-28 11:44:37 AM  
Woodward made his reputation on fabricating the truth.  Apparently, he's just run out of truth . . . or no longer recognizes it.
 
2013-02-28 11:45:15 AM  

Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: When China stops buying US debt to fund Obama's spending of our money, Sperling can just say, "My bad!"

Congress sets spending levels.

How many times did you say this when people other than Obama were president?  Provide links, please.


as if the absolute truth in his statement depends on anything else.

but hey, you got caught saying something as false as it was stupid, so talk about something else.
 
2013-02-28 11:45:26 AM  

Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: When China stops buying US debt to fund Obama's spending of our money, Sperling can just say, "My bad!"

Congress sets spending levels.

How many times did you say this when people other than Obama were president?  Provide links, please.

How many times did you forget who sets spending levels when people other than Obama were president?

No, it's cool.  Whenever anyone has a word to say about any president's role in budgeting, spending, deficits, debt, taxes, or anything fiscal ever, we can just say, "Sperling" as a kind of shorthand for "my bad."


So how many times?
 
2013-02-28 11:46:16 AM  

themindiswatching: Chicago


They write an email, you write a book. It's the Chicago way.
 
2013-02-28 11:46:37 AM  

Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: When China stops buying US debt to fund Obama's spending of our money, Sperling can just say, "My bad!"

Congress sets spending levels.

How many times did you say this when people other than Obama were president?  Provide links, please.

How many times did you forget who sets spending levels when people other than Obama were president?

No, it's cool.  Whenever anyone has a word to say about any president's role in budgeting, spending, deficits, debt, taxes, or anything fiscal ever, we can just say, "Sperling" as a kind of shorthand for "my bad."


It may be time for you to stop typing now.
 
2013-02-28 11:46:54 AM  
Turns out the man who took down Nixon is a ginormous pussy
 
2013-02-28 11:47:18 AM  
It was either the ultimate troll or the ultimate dick move. Either he put it out there to bait the right wing media, or he basically betrayed a friend who was apologizing for a heated moment in a personal exchange. It is remarkedly similar to the "Friends of Hamas" incident in a way. Both were parts of personal conversations said in confidentiality, and both times the confidentiality was violated over something taken out of context and attempted to be exploited for political gain.
 
2013-02-28 11:47:44 AM  

skullkrusher: Turns out the man who took down Nixon is a ginormous pussy


Man, what does that say about Nixon?
 
2013-02-28 11:48:26 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: skullkrusher: Turns out the man who took down Nixon is a ginormous pussy

Man, what does that say about Nixon?


nothing really. It's not as if they had a fist fight or anything
 
2013-02-28 11:49:00 AM  
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.
 
2013-02-28 11:49:44 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: When China stops buying US debt to fund Obama's spending of our money, Sperling can just say, "My bad!"

Congress sets spending levels.

How many times did you say this when people other than Obama were president?  Provide links, please.

How many times did you forget who sets spending levels when people other than Obama were president?

No, it's cool.  Whenever anyone has a word to say about any president's role in budgeting, spending, deficits, debt, taxes, or anything fiscal ever, we can just say, "Sperling" as a kind of shorthand for "my bad."

It may be time for you to stop typing now.


Why so sensitive?  Are you upset that you had to resort to arguing that your man-crush Obama is an ineffectual bystander just to keep Gene "My Bad" Sperling from looking like a retard?
 
2013-02-28 11:49:48 AM  

skullkrusher: Turns out the man who took down Nixon is a ginormous pussy


To think if Nixon would have just written a letter repeatedly apologizing for his behavior, Woodward would probably have felt threatened enough to drop the whole thing.
 
2013-02-28 11:51:50 AM  

Phinn: cameroncrazy1984: Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: When China stops buying US debt to fund Obama's spending of our money, Sperling can just say, "My bad!"

Congress sets spending levels.

How many times did you say this when people other than Obama were president?  Provide links, please.

How many times did you forget who sets spending levels when people other than Obama were president?

No, it's cool.  Whenever anyone has a word to say about any president's role in budgeting, spending, deficits, debt, taxes, or anything fiscal ever, we can just say, "Sperling" as a kind of shorthand for "my bad."

It may be time for you to stop typing now.

Why so sensitive?  Are you upset that you had to resort to arguing that your man-crush Obama is an ineffectual bystander just to keep Gene "My Bad" Sperling from looking like a retard?


I'm never upset to have to report facts, no. Are you?
 
2013-02-28 11:54:38 AM  

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.
 
2013-02-28 11:55:10 AM  
Interesting that CNN.com has the initial Woodward saying it's a threat piece on the main page, but no update on the actual e-mail.
 
2013-02-28 11:55:56 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Phinn: cameroncrazy1984: Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: When China stops buying US debt to fund Obama's spending of our money, Sperling can just say, "My bad!"

Congress sets spending levels.

How many times did you say this when people other than Obama were president?  Provide links, please.

How many times did you forget who sets spending levels when people other than Obama were president?

No, it's cool.  Whenever anyone has a word to say about any president's role in budgeting, spending, deficits, debt, taxes, or anything fiscal ever, we can just say, "Sperling" as a kind of shorthand for "my bad."

It may be time for you to stop typing now.

Why so sensitive?  Are you upset that you had to resort to arguing that your man-crush Obama is an ineffectual bystander just to keep Gene "My Bad" Sperling from looking like a retard?

I'm never upset to have to report facts, no. Are you?


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.

Sperling.
 
2013-02-28 11:56:22 AM  

Brubold: So the two of you have somehow managed to ignore

...


speaking of ignore, did you read the email?

did you catch the RW reaction to Woodward's claim before and after the text of the email was released?

seems like you want to change the subject...but why?
 
2013-02-28 11:56:43 AM  

Phinn: cameroncrazy1984: Phinn: cameroncrazy1984: Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: When China stops buying US debt to fund Obama's spending of our money, Sperling can just say, "My bad!"

Congress sets spending levels.

How many times did you say this when people other than Obama were president?  Provide links, please.

How many times did you forget who sets spending levels when people other than Obama were president?

No, it's cool.  Whenever anyone has a word to say about any president's role in budgeting, spending, deficits, debt, taxes, or anything fiscal ever, we can just say, "Sperling" as a kind of shorthand for "my bad."

It may be time for you to stop typing now.

Why so sensitive?  Are you upset that you had to resort to arguing that your man-crush Obama is an ineffectual bystander just to keep Gene "My Bad" Sperling from looking like a retard?

I'm never upset to have to report facts, no. Are you?

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.

Sperling.


I didn't say that, you did. I simply corroborated the fact that the Congress is the one that sets the budget. You appear to not be able to challenge that fact.
 
2013-02-28 11:57:38 AM  

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.
 
2013-02-28 11:57:51 AM  

gilgigamesh: Philip Francis Queeg: Deflectors to maximum, Captain!

UGH.

For the 80th time, deflectors are NOT used to repel an attack. Those are shields.

Deflectors are part of the navigational array.


To be fair, deflector shields are used in defense in Star Wars.

/Lousy warsies.
 
2013-02-28 11:59:01 AM  

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?
 
2013-02-28 12:00:19 PM  

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 won't try to speak for them, but I know that I am not the least bit happy about the continuation of some of the Bush era policies, but I also look at the entire picture and being upset at one policy does not preclude me from praising another. In general, Obama aligns more with my own views than anyone on the right, so I support him. Calling that "giving him a pass" on the things I don't like is just partisan hackery.
 
2013-02-28 12:00:36 PM  

Brubold: 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 not, as Woodward sent a reply that said "you don't need to apologize to me" and called him his "friend."

Are you SURE you read the entire context of the story?
 
2013-02-28 12:00:39 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-28 12:00:39 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Phinn: cameroncrazy1984: Phinn: cameroncrazy1984: Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: HotWingConspiracy: Phinn: When China stops buying US debt to fund Obama's spending of our money, Sperling can just say, "My bad!"

Congress sets spending levels.

How many times did you say this when people other than Obama were president?  Provide links, please.

How many times did you forget who sets spending levels when people other than Obama were president?

No, it's cool.  Whenever anyone has a word to say about any president's role in budgeting, spending, deficits, debt, taxes, or anything fiscal ever, we can just say, "Sperling" as a kind of shorthand for "my bad."

It may be time for you to stop typing now.

Why so sensitive?  Are you upset that you had to resort to arguing that your man-crush Obama is an ineffectual bystander just to keep Gene "My Bad" Sperling from looking like a retard?

I'm never upset to have to report facts, no. Are you?

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.

Sperling.

I didn't say that, you did. I simply corroborated the fact that the Congress is the one that sets the budget. You appear to not be able to challenge that fact.


Gene Sperling just emailed me to say, "There are more than one side to every budget.  Really.  Now, pay close attention while I try to control the economy of the entire United States. If it wrong, my bad. Trust us we're super smart that way."
 
2013-02-28 12:01:22 PM  

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.


Let's just get this out of the way: you are completely correct on those points.

However, they have absolutely zero, zilch, null set, nada, nothing, to do with this subject.

You are obvious. Stop threadjacking and stay on topic.
 
2013-02-28 12:02:08 PM  

Phinn: Gene Sperling just emailed me to say, "There are more than one side to every budget.  Really.  Now, pay close attention while I try to control the economy of the entire United States. If it wrong, my bad. Trust us we're super smart that way."


So what you're saying is that Congress is holding up the process because they won't agree to compromise and there isn't much that Obama can do about that?

Huh. I guess we agree, then.
 
2013-02-28 12:02:52 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-28 12:03:06 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?


Woodward certainly didn't seem offended in his response to the e-mail, now did he?
 
2013-02-28 12:03:14 PM  

gilgigamesh: 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.

Let's just get this out of the way: you are completely correct on those points.

However, they have absolutely zero, zilch, null set, nada, nothing, to do with this subject.

You are obvious. Stop threadjacking and stay on topic.


I've received a timeout for less.
 
2013-02-28 12:03:28 PM  
Woodward is reportedly slated to appear on Sean Hannity's Fox News show Thursday night to discuss the exchange.

Republicans will Benghazi this story.
 
2013-02-28 12:03:55 PM  

Brubold: Opinion columns from left-wing sources.


So wait, I thought you said that the left ISN'T critical of Obama's policies?

Well, which is it? Either we're all so enamored with him that we won't admit to anything bad, or we're critical of Obama. Can't be both.
 
2013-02-28 12:04:32 PM  

NateGrey: Woodward is reportedly slated to appear on Sean Hannity's Fox News show Thursday night to discuss the exchange.

Republicans will Benghazi this story.


Which Simpsons character should we use for the ensuing meme?
 
2013-02-28 12:04:41 PM  
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2013-02-28 12:05:51 PM  

JusticeandIndependence: Interesting that CNN.com has the initial Woodward saying it's a threat piece on the main page, but no update on the actual e-mail.


librul media!
 
2013-02-28 12:06:10 PM  

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


Very good.  Now, get to showing the second part of the claim you made- where the left gives him a free pass on these things.

Difficulty: if you're willing to think beyond the level of "they're all over there on that side of the spectrum, so they all think alike," you may discover that his civil liberties stances are one of the things the American left grouses about the most.  (Not to the point of "OMG police state, sky is falling, let's impeach the bastard," no...  But then, you wouldn't expect the left to sound just like the extreme right, either.)  Obama doesn't get a pass on those issues.  He simply gets re-elected, when the alternative is a right-wing president who would most likely continue the exact same policies, and others that left finds disagreeable besides.

There's a collective delusion on the right that the left loves the man.  The left mostly settles for him... and considers him the adult in the room relative to the practical alternative.  "We'll settle for sane" is not "a free pass on everything."  This Woodward email bullshiat- and the right pre-emptively losing their minds over it- is a prime example of why that is.
 
2013-02-28 12:07:10 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: My favorite part will be when the guys from the other thread come in and try to say that because Woodward SAID he was threatened, that means he actually felt threatened and really truly couldn't be lying at all because Obama.


Sounds correct to me. That's all that should matter to all the feel good, libtards?
 
2013-02-28 12:07:40 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.


So opinion columns from left wing sources criticizing Obama's action are somehow proof that liberals refuse to criticize those actions?
 
2013-02-28 12:08:12 PM  

FlashHarry: JusticeandIndependence: Interesting that CNN.com has the initial Woodward saying it's a threat piece on the main page, but no update on the actual e-mail.

librul media!


Drudge, Fox, Yahoo, MSNBC all of them have no updates.  Only small outlets are slowly updating the story.
 
2013-02-28 12:09:45 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-28 12:09:56 PM  

unexplained bacon: did you catch the RW reaction to Woodward's claim before and after the text of the email was released?


Read the comments from TFA.

The grassroots teabaggers are doubling down.

The right wingnut bubble has not been burst and will never be burst so long these people refuse to acknowledge any fact that undermines their preconceptions.  They have faith that they're right.  And, faith -- to them -- is worth more than all the facts in the world.
 
2013-02-28 12:10:49 PM  
Right now G. Gordon Liddy is thinking "You mean I could have just kneecapped that SOB and shut the whole thing down? Dammit."
 
2013-02-28 12:11:12 PM  
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
 
2013-02-28 12:11:39 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: So opinion columns from left wing sources criticizing Obama's action are somehow proof that liberals refuse to criticize those actions?


You have to study it out.
 
2013-02-28 12:13:29 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-28 12:14:45 PM  
Manufactured butthurt.
 
2013-02-28 12:15:30 PM  
Man this whole story is so goddamn stupid. The worst part is it's not gonna go away because Fox News won't report this and no one at FreeRepublic or the other 50,000 derp sites will ever see it. And even if they do they won't care because it fits so nicely into their "Obama's a thug" narrative.

I bet two years from now my derpy cousins and aunts and uncles will be at the family Christmas party and still OUTRAGED about the time Obama personally threatened to kill Bob Woodward.
 
2013-02-28 12:19:28 PM  

Farkomatic: My, how the mighty have fallen.

What was the threat level? Yellow, orange, or red?


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2013-02-28 12:20:12 PM  
Is Bob Woodward a scandal yet?
 
2013-02-28 12:20:39 PM  
Wow. Even Limbaugh just said he doesn't think Woodward was threatened, although he might have "felt that he was".
 
2013-02-28 12:21:30 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Which Simpsons character should we use for the ensuing meme?


Rod and Todd Flanders.

collectorsquest.comView Full Size
 
2013-02-28 12:22:47 PM  
Oh Woodward. Is this how you really want to end the twilight years of your career?
 
2013-02-28 12:23:13 PM  
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.
 
2013-02-28 12:25:24 PM  
The new thing is, "Ok, Woodward wasn't threatened, but others are saying they were!!!1111!!"
 
2013-02-28 12:26:14 PM  
Wow, it's like every shiatty account from the 2008 election just got reactivated
 
2013-02-28 12:27:01 PM  

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?
 
2013-02-28 12:27:10 PM  

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 ok, little buddy? You seem kind of tired. Is it depression?
 
2013-02-28 12:28:44 PM  

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.


No, that is just the voices in your head.
 
2013-02-28 12:29:32 PM  

JerseyTim: Fluorescent Testicle: JerseyTim: Prior to 2008, ambassadors were chosen in a national search for the best and brightest and chosen by merit only.

You're not very good at derpstraction. For future reference, you might have better luck with "Look over there, Elvis is farking Marilyn Monroe up the ass and she loves it!" It'd be just as related and far more interesting.

I can't tell which side you think I'm on.


Speaking personally, I'm on the side of Marilyn Monroe enjoying anal sex.
 
2013-02-28 12:30:19 PM  

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.


nope just an idiot

false persecution complex is false
 
2013-02-28 12:30:26 PM  
Holy crap, Bob, sack up. This sounds like about half of my female coworkers. Even the lovely Mrs. PCoC has, from time to time, completely blown out of proportion some phrase from a work email, and interpreted it as some dreadful threat/warning/dis. I've never seen guys do this. One of my female colleagues once told me about some trip report another colleague had written that involved references to her, and she was so scared by it she went to her boss and asked if there was some danger--a workplace violence incident in the near future. After she told me this, I dug up the report and looked at it, and didn't see anything amiss. Some line like, "I had contacted Cheryl and asked her to prepare some stuff, but it turned out she wasn't able to find all the information and as a result we had to do this slightly different thing." Totally innocuous, but somehow interpreted as "ZOMG! HE HATES ME AND HE'S GOING TO KILL ME!" I don't get it. Maybe Bob was having his period when he got that email.
 
2013-02-28 12:31:50 PM  
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
 
2013-02-28 12:31:57 PM  

Brubold: 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?


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2013-02-28 12:32:14 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-28 12:32:47 PM  
Gene: You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up because you are making your points and you believe them. This is all part of a serious discussion. I for one welcome a little heat; there should more given the importance. I also welcome your personal advice. I am listening. I know you lived all this. My partial advantage is that I talked extensively with all involved. I am traveling and will try to reach you after 3 pm today. Best, Bob

These are not the words of somebody who feels threatened.
 
2013-02-28 12:33:23 PM  
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2013-02-28 12:33:43 PM  

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.


You left out Chemtrails, U.N. Bases in National Parks, FEMA Detention Camps, Death Panels and Kenya.
 
2013-02-28 12:34:09 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Holy crap, Bob, sack up. This sounds like about half of my female coworkers. Even the lovely Mrs. PCoC has, from time to time, completely blown out of proportion some phrase from a work email, and interpreted it as some dreadful threat/warning/dis. I've never seen guys do this. One of my female colleagues once told me about some trip report another colleague had written that involved references to her, and she was so scared by it she went to her boss and asked if there was some danger--a workplace violence incident in the near future. After she told me this, I dug up the report and looked at it, and didn't see anything amiss. Some line like, "I had contacted Cheryl and asked her to prepare some stuff, but it turned out she wasn't able to find all the information and as a result we had to do this slightly different thing." Totally innocuous, but somehow interpreted as "ZOMG! HE HATES ME AND HE'S GOING TO KILL ME!" I don't get it. Maybe Bob was having his period when he got that email.


I've seen this happen before as well. It's usually a massive attention whore trying to make a scene. With Woodward, it seems like that is exactly what he was doing.
 
2013-02-28 12:34:52 PM  
Threat-gazi!
 
2013-02-28 12:36:13 PM  
Mr Woodward seems to have recovered amazingly quick for someone who was water-boarded and thrown from a helicopter ten miles out to sea.

/Threat Level: yawn
 
2013-02-28 12:37:13 PM  

hasty ambush: kneel and worship at Obama's feet.


*** DRINK! ***
 
2013-02-28 12:39:02 PM  
DamnYankees:


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This White House is THREATENING me!


Works just as well with her as Cheryl/Carol/Corinna/Cristal....


 
2013-02-28 12:40:12 PM  
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.
 
2013-02-28 12:41:49 PM  
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.
 
2013-02-28 12:42:03 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.


Entire family? I heard it was his extended family, in-laws, the whole nine yards. I mean, if we're going to do this, we may as well do it right.
 
2013-02-28 12:42:31 PM  

Fluorescent Testicle: JerseyTim: Prior to 2008, ambassadors were chosen in a national search for the best and brightest and chosen by merit only.

You're not very good at derpstraction. For future reference, you might have better luck with "Look over there, Elvis is farking Marilyn Monroe up the ass and she loves it!" It'd be just as related and far more interesting.


I'm pretty sure JerseyTim was being sarcastic.
 
2013-02-28 12:42:39 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.


That's the liberal media for you.
 
2013-02-28 12:43:21 PM  
Hey, Woodward, it's not a threat until the Pope of Basic Cable says it is.
 
2013-02-28 12:43:44 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.


By the end of the day, this version of events will be making all the rounds on Facebook.
 
2013-02-28 12:43:56 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.


Jeff Zucker's vision in action. Ratings will continue to tank.
 
2013-02-28 12:44:55 PM  

qorkfiend: 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.

Entire family? I heard it was his extended family, in-laws, the whole nine yards. I mean, if we're going to do this, we may as well do it right.


Actually, 0bama's going to use his time machine and kill Woodward's great-grandmother, completely eliminating Woodward and his father and all of Woodward's children from this timeline.
 
2013-02-28 12:45:17 PM  

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.


lol

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2013-02-28 12:46:35 PM  

Highroller48: Hey, Woodward, it's not a threat until the Pope of Basic Cable says it is.


Stupid preview.

Here:
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2013-02-28 12:47:12 PM  

RyogaM: qorkfiend: 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.

Entire family? I heard it was his extended family, in-laws, the whole nine yards. I mean, if we're going to do this, we may as well do it right.

Actually, 0bama's going to use his time machine and kill Woodward's great-grandmother, completely eliminating Woodward and his father and all of Woodward's children from this timeline.


Great Scott. If in the future, Obama is going to travel to the past to eliminate Woodward why is he still here?
 
2013-02-28 12:47:28 PM  
[READS "THREATENING" E-MAIL]

I hope my wife and daughter threaten me like this the next time I leave the toilet seat up.
 
2013-02-28 12:47:32 PM  

firefly212: MilesTeg: I see the white house spin machine and their Fark shills are in full cover mode.
/expected

They released the statements in their full context? Those manipulative bastards!


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Former owner: He got my team. The son of a biatch got my team.
Advisor to former owner: What kind of pressure did he use, Milt?
Former owner: I asked for sixty-seven million, and he said "okay."
Advisor to former owner: Ruthless bastard.
 
2013-02-28 12:47:49 PM  

qorkfiend: 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.

Entire family? I heard it was his extended family, in-laws, the whole nine yards. I mean, if we're going to do this, we may as well do it right.


Obama personally shot Woodward's dog and then accused Woodward of being a racist. The libs are just eating it up too.
It's like libs will just run wild with any made up story Obama feeds them.
 
2013-02-28 12:48:34 PM  

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.


and airline food. What's the deal with airline food? ;)
 
2013-02-28 12:49:04 PM  

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?
 
2013-02-28 12:49:54 PM  

qorkfiend: 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.

Entire family? I heard it was his extended family, in-laws, the whole nine yards. I mean, if we're going to do this, we may as well do it right.


You forgot the part about firebombing the town he came from and salting the ground behind him.
 
2013-02-28 12:49:56 PM  

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.


Heh; how do you think they convinced themselves that Romney was going to win on Election Night? :D
 
2013-02-28 12:50:07 PM  

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


His last book royalty check must have been a lot smaller than he was expecting. Time to be an attention whore!
 
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]

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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?

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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.

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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  
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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.