It goes deeper than that. We are not one month into the second term of the Obama Administration and their heavy-handed methods. After four years of Fox News being the only ones investigating the Obama Administration and being bullied, the rest of the press is finally speaking out about the anti-press methods of this Administration. Lanny Davis, former special counsel to President Clinton, came out and told of how his editor was advised to stop running Davis’s columns or the paper’s White House credentials would be pulled. In his interview on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, Woodward stated “I am flooded with emails from people in the press saying this is exactly how the White House works. They are trying to control and they don’t want to be challenged or crossed.”
Make no mistake; Bob Woodward is still a man of the left. After being taken to task by Gene Sperling, he still made this statement: “I think if Obama himself saw the way they’re dealing with some of this, he would say, “Whoa, we don’t tell any reporter ‘you going to regret challenging us.’” Mr. Woodward, on this point you are delusional. This comes straight from Obama. That is why we read and reported on Saul Alinsky’s book Rules for Radicals. These tactics and the ones the President is embracing on a daily basis come straight from the book – threaten your opponent, demonize your opponent and if need be pulverize them. This has Obama written all over it. This is what they did in the campaign and, now free from having to face voters again, this is what appears to be their plan for the second term.
The redeeming factor of this matter is that the national press may have finally come alive. They ignored Benghazi. They ignored Obama’s fundraising peccadillos. They helped to get him re-elected by swooning over him. Now maybe they might actually do their job and expose this President as the inept bully he has become.