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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 104
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2013-02-28 10:40:38 AM
8 votes:
Wild spacing

                                in a Fark post


study it out                                                       best part,


                forever
2013-02-28 12:31:57 PM
6 votes:

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?


pictat.com
2013-02-28 11:05:31 AM
6 votes:
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 10:43:31 AM
5 votes:
This is Obama's Benghazi.
2013-02-28 10:39:24 AM
5 votes:
This is Obama's Caddyshack II
2013-02-28 10:49:34 AM
4 votes:

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 12:49:04 PM
3 votes:

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 11:49:48 AM
3 votes:

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 11:27:34 AM
3 votes:

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 10:50:55 AM
3 votes:

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 10:42:27 AM
3 votes:
I see the white house spin machine and their Fark shills are in full cover mode.

/expected
2013-02-28 10:32:57 AM
3 votes:

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 10:31:38 AM
3 votes:

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 10:25:49 AM
3 votes:
Why would Woodward lie about this? Follow the money.
2013-02-28 01:48:20 PM
2 votes:

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


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

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

Racist:  Shiftless McGolfeythug wants to give his peeps phones so they don't have to be workin' fo' da man, and his wife needs more collard greens and less chicken. Go back to Kenya.
2013-02-28 01:13:04 PM
2 votes:

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 01:03:33 PM
2 votes:

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 12:40:12 PM
2 votes:
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 12:28:44 PM
2 votes:

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 12:27:10 PM
2 votes:

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 11:47:44 AM
2 votes:

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


Man, what does that say about Nixon?
2013-02-28 11:46:54 AM
2 votes:
Turns out the man who took down Nixon is a ginormous pussy
2013-02-28 11:32:36 AM
2 votes:

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 11:15:19 AM
2 votes:

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


www.dailybuzzz.com
2013-02-28 11:07:30 AM
2 votes:

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 11:03:17 AM
2 votes:

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


i4.mirror.co.uk
2013-02-28 11:02:11 AM
2 votes:

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 10:48:59 AM
2 votes:

GiantRex: This is Obama's Benghazi.


No.  This is Benghazi's Tea Pot Dome.
2013-02-28 10:47:54 AM
2 votes:

hillbillypharmacist: Wild spacing

                                in a Fark post


study it out                                                       best part,


                forever


Timecube

Foursides
2013-02-28 10:26:57 AM
2 votes:

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


Study it out.
2013-03-01 12:27:52 AM
1 votes:
mrexcess:
It's sort of sad that anyone who stakes positions that aren't 100% in line with that of their perceived allied party face immediate and severe retribution in the form of partisan vitriol hurled at them by loyalists. Political positions being a reflection of loyalties rather than good sense are a reflection of the growing partisan ossification of our political system.

In broad general principle, I agree there.

 I think we will all come to regret that, sooner or later.

Regret...  gosh, are you threatening me?
2013-02-28 03:28:24 PM
1 votes:

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

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

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

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

OMG - yelling? How ever do those reporters make it through the day in the face of such egregiously threatening behavior? And I thought crab fishermen had it tough


Its the same bullshiat that I go through in my office. When other people raise their voices at co-workers or say things that are considered stern or direct, they're considered people who don't take shiat. When I do it, is considered "anger".


/Black people problems


it might help if you'd stop calling them "cracker ass crackers"
2013-02-28 02:49:27 PM
1 votes:
For the record, this is how you threaten someone:

Bob:

I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. My bad. I do understand your problems with a couple of our statements in the fall - but feel on the other hand that you focus on a few specific trees that gives a very wrong perception of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here.

But I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post. I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim. Because if you don't, I will have the president f*cking murder you. (That's in bold so you understand we're serious.)

Just my sincere advice. Your call obviously.

My apologies again for raising my voice on the call with you. Feel bad about that and truly apologize.

Gene

P.S. Seriously I will have it look like it did when we murdered David Carradine, choking yourself to death while masturbating to erotic Smurf cartoons. You don't mess with the POTUS, brah.
2013-02-28 02:46:37 PM
1 votes:

BeesNuts: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Soup4Bonnie: What a disaster of a thread.

Did you see the one where Corvus tried to explain derivatives to MattStafford?  That one was pretty good.  I've never seen two people so intent on misunderstanding one another in my life.  It was like watching Arrested Development, only real.


Was that the one with the whole "build a bridge between two uninhabited islands" routine? That was funnier than "Who's on First"

Listening to gold loons "explain" economics is always entertaining
2013-02-28 02:37:16 PM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: so to sum up this thread:

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

is that about it?


There was also the brief but hilarious "The left never criticizes Obama and to prove it here are some opinion pieces criticizing Obama from the left! Harumph!"
2013-02-28 02:25:46 PM
1 votes:

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

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

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

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


Interestingly, they are relying on the internet to prop them up since they laid off all their investigative reporters.

Investigation?  That's what blogs do.  Can I double click this?  I think it's one of those "Hyper-Links" my granddaughter sends me in electronic mail.
2013-02-28 02:17:33 PM
1 votes:

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


To be fair, having been Romney's top adviser does give cause to question his judgement.
2013-02-28 02:10:50 PM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: so to sum up this thread:

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

is that about it?


Pretty much. Add the disaster girl in there and you are all set.
i.imgur.com
2013-02-28 02:07:01 PM
1 votes:
The good thing about this flap about whether Woodward was threatened or not is that it lets the Democrats avoid having to discuss his main point, which is that the White House is lying about being the architects of the sequester and reneging on its deal with the Republicans.
2013-02-28 01:50:40 PM
1 votes:
Brubold:

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

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

You're still ignoring being called out on the first time - where you claimed the left didn't criticize Obama's policies, by linking to a bunch of liberal opinion pieces ... criticizing Obama's policies.  Are you going to answer to that?
2013-02-28 01:32:06 PM
1 votes:

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


I think the only person who looks stupider than Bob Woodward in this incident is you. But Hannity might give you a run for your money later on tonight.
2013-02-28 01:30:51 PM
1 votes:
d3ny4pswk2x1ig.cloudfront.net

How could anyone fail to respect such a handsome man?!
/Plus, I heard he's also pretty handy with a revolver . . .
2013-02-28 01:26:32 PM
1 votes:

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

/expected

This.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wow an "exclusive" from a guy who has no proof it actually happend but just decided to make a claim right after Woodward threw his tantrum. Seems legit.
2013-02-28 01:25:52 PM
1 votes:

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

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


Shush,  you. haven't you been following the discussion? There was yelling
2013-02-28 01:24:13 PM
1 votes:

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

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

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

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


OMG - yelling? How ever do those reporters make it through the day in the face of such egregiously threatening behavior? And I thought crab fishermen had it tough
2013-02-28 01:23:31 PM
1 votes:

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 01:08:09 PM
1 votes:

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


I think thats wrong.

2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-02-28 12:57:03 PM
1 votes:
Woodsteen 's
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          ride a watersmooth-silver
                                        stallion
and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat

                                                      Jesus
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Mister Death
2013-02-28 12:51:06 PM
1 votes:

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 12:44:55 PM
1 votes:

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 12:42:39 PM
1 votes:

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 12:39:02 PM
1 votes:
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 12:37:13 PM
1 votes:

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


*** DRINK! ***
2013-02-28 12:36:13 PM
1 votes:
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 12:33:23 PM
1 votes:
img203.imageshack.us
2013-02-28 12:32:14 PM
1 votes:

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 12:27:01 PM
1 votes:

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 12:20:12 PM
1 votes:
Is Bob Woodward a scandal yet?
2013-02-28 12:11:39 PM
1 votes:

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 12:10:49 PM
1 votes:
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 12:07:40 PM
1 votes:

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 12:07:10 PM
1 votes:

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 12:05:51 PM
1 votes:

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 12:04:32 PM
1 votes:

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 11:59:01 AM
1 votes:

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 11:46:16 AM
1 votes:

themindiswatching: Chicago


They write an email, you write a book. It's the Chicago way.
2013-02-28 11:45:26 AM
1 votes:

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 11:41:28 AM
1 votes:
static.igossip.com

This White House is THREATENING me!
2013-02-28 11:41:10 AM
1 votes:

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 11:39:37 AM
1 votes:
Arugula, spicy mustard, mom jeans, golf, 'threatening' letter.
2013-02-28 11:36:45 AM
1 votes:

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 11:36:04 AM
1 votes:

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 11:35:47 AM
1 votes:

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 11:34:36 AM
1 votes:

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 11:34:19 AM
1 votes:

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 11:33:17 AM
1 votes:

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 11:31:23 AM
1 votes:
So does anyone think Bob will regret making up the regret lie?
2013-02-28 11:31:11 AM
1 votes:

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 11:26:44 AM
1 votes:

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 11:26:27 AM
1 votes:

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 11:26:22 AM
1 votes:

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 11:23:12 AM
1 votes:

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 11:21:57 AM
1 votes:

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 11:21:29 AM
1 votes:
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 11:20:48 AM
1 votes:

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 11:15:46 AM
1 votes:
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 11:12:48 AM
1 votes:

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

[i.imgur.com image 244x364]


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 11:11:49 AM
1 votes:
Send Woodward to Bengazi... he will uncover The Truth.
2013-02-28 11:10:52 AM
1 votes:

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.


a.abcnews.com
2013-02-28 10:59:09 AM
1 votes:

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 10:55:36 AM
1 votes:

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 10:55:24 AM
1 votes:
o hai, what's going on in this thread real life journalism.
2013-02-28 10:54:30 AM
1 votes:

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


i50.tinypic.com
2013-02-28 10:51:18 AM
1 votes:
If he dies soon, and he could because he's farking old, the conspiracy theories are going to be epic!
2013-02-28 10:48:24 AM
1 votes:
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 10:45:46 AM
1 votes:
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 10:39:40 AM
1 votes:

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 10:38:39 AM
1 votes:

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


Okay, fark that guy.
2013-02-28 10:34:45 AM
1 votes:

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 10:27:19 AM
1 votes:
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 10:17:50 AM
1 votes:
I predict that this thread will be full of republicans lying and claiming people aren't nice enough to them.
2013-02-28 10:09:37 AM
1 votes:

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 10:01:00 AM
1 votes:
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 09:58:55 AM
1 votes:
What a bed-wetting pantywaist he's become.
 
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