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(Politico)   Threatening email to Bob Woodward from the White House turns out to be the nicest apology letter ever   (politico.com) divider line 433
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2013-02-28 12:11:12 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.

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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:


25.media.tumblr.com

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!
 
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