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WH Official Who 'Warned' Woodward Economic Adviser?

JPK2 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 11:51 AM
Has anyone considered that this flare-up between an aging liberal WaPo reporter and the WH was timed to deflect attention away from the President's contrived sequester drama? The Obama WH has perfected the art of media deflection.

He's not exactly one of the usual suspects--many have noted that this whole 'You're gonna regret this' line of talk befits someone like Rahm Emmanuel. But Buzzfeed reports that it was Gene Sperling who emailed Woodward saying, "I think you will regret staking out that claim." 

The email from Sperling to Woodward, which Woodward read to Politico Wednesday, has transfixed Washington, with Republicans and some in the press charging that it embodies a White House lording it over a cowed press corps.

Woodward, Politico reported, called the top official — identified to BuzzFeed as Sperling — to...