Preston: They Told Me If I Voted Republican the White House Would Start Threatening Reporters, And They Were Right!

Legendary reporter Bob Woodward tells Politico that White House staffers have threatened him over his sequester reporting.

Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a “very senior person” at the White House warned him in an email that he would “regret doing this,” the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester.

CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined.

What’s there to debate? Bob Woodward’s reporting has spoiled Obama’s plan. That plan was to blame the entire sequester on Republicans, then allow the cuts to hit, and blame them again. Woodward reported that the sequester was the Obama White House’s idea, blowing the plan to bits.

Woodward isn’t easily dismissed. He’s a veteran reporter who helped bring down the last truly paranoid president we had, Richard Nixon, and at 69 years old is going after another arguably more paranoid president.

So all the president’s men are threatening Woodward. Politico picks up the story.


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  • Joey

    Obama seems to be taking hints from his buddy Hugo Chavez.

  • FredR

    Incredible: the so-called budgeting process coming out of the White House under Obama consists of nothing more than politically-charged diversions, designed to attack the Republicans, heedless of any associated costs to government services or to the public; in fact, the greater the disruption, the greater the political benefit.

    The actual reduction in spending because of sequestration is surprisingly small – $12 billion cut in this year seems large, but it’s chump change to an estimated deficit of $220 billion projected for this year. That’s an earth-shattering budget cut of 5.5%.

    But you can’t play “blame the other guy” as effectively when you can do basic math.

  • Jack

    I’m not surprised by any of this. Woodward (of all people) should know that the White House is occupied by a gang of thugs. My thinking is he should write another book just as he did in the Nixon matter. He wouldn’t go far wrong.