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White House Still Throwing Fastballs at Insubordinate Journalists

michigander4 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 6:53 AM
You guys are grasping. There was no threat, written or implied. Even Woodward himself has backed away from calling it a threat. There are undoubtedly many "real" threats from the WH to reporters. This was not one of them.

It's most gratifying that people are beginning to wake up to the bullying tactics of the White House toward those in the press who occasionally stray from the government-owned media model, but this has been going on for a while.

Veteran reporter Bob Woodward has said in interviews with Politico and CNN that a White House official warned him he would "regret" publishing a story reporting that the sequestration was President Obama's idea.

"(The White House aide) yelled at me for about a half-hour," said Woodward. The aide later apologized to Woodward in an email and claimed he was not making...