The article is an interesting take on 'how stuff happens', but one sentence stood out in my mind.
" ... Woodward called out Obama in print on hyperbole over sequestration cuts. Prior to publication, Woodward says, a White House staffer threatened him over the story. ..."
How does the White House staffer know the content "prior to publication" ... ???
Are media outlets required to 'have their homework graded by a teacher' at the White House before 'telling us the news'?