Bob Woodward (or Watergate fame threatened for criticizing Obama

This post is specially for those of you who scoffed when Little Nicky told you barack Hussein Obama was a tyrant in wimp’s clothing and would become a threat to democracy, free speech and the freedoms we in the west hold dear.

Having benefitted from a fawning and sycophantic press corps throughout his first term the drone strike President is not going to sit back and allow reporters to write honest accounts of his administration’s ineptitude, self interest, corruption and contempt for democracy and the law now.

When legendary reporter Bob Woodward (famous for breaking the Watergate story that resulted in the downfall of President Richard Nixon, compared to Obama a pillar of moral rectitude)wrote a column calling out Team Obama for trying to blame budget cuts (‘The Sequester’) on the Bush administration when the policy was formulated under Obama by officials he had appointed, the limp wristed one showed just how nasty wimps can be when they have some power to abuse.

First off, The White House used the Obama felching faction of the press corps to try to claim Woodward was exaggerating the importance of the sequester policy. Meanwhile, on a personal level, the administration was getting nasty with the veteran reporter.

Here’s the write up Politico published of the incident:

Bob Woodward called a senior White House official last week to tell him that in a piece in that weekend’s Washington Post, he was going to question President Barack Obama’s account of how sequestration came about – and got a major-league brushback. The Obama aide “yelled at me for about a half hour,” Woodward told us in an hour-long interview yesterday around the Georgetown dining room table where so many generations of Washington’s powerful have spilled their secrets.

Digging into one of his famous folders, Woodward said the tirade was followed by a page-long email from the aide, one of the four or five administration officials most closely involved in the fiscal negotiations with the Hill. “I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today,” the official typed. “You’re focusing on a few specific trees that give a very wrong impression of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here. … I think you will regret staking out that claim.”

Woodward repeated the last sentence, making clear he saw it as a veiled threat. “ ‘You’ll regret.’ Come on,” he said. “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’re going to regret challenging us.’ ”

You will notice that Wooodward, not noted for being sympathetic to The Republicans, tried to defend the Obamessiah by distancing The Chosen One from the White House thugs.

A half hearted apology, a bad tempered exchange of emails and a campaign on Obama supporting blogs to discredit Woodward forced the reporter to change his tune however. This is how he described what happened later:

The Obama aide “yelled at me for about a half hour,” Woodward told us in an hour-long interview yesterday around the Georgetown dining room table where so many generations of Washington’s powerful have spilled their secrets.

Digging into one of his famous folders, Woodward said the tirade was followed by a page-long email from the aide, one of the four or five administration officials most closely involved in the fiscal negotiations with the Hill. “I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today,” the official typed. “You’re focusing on a few specific trees that give a very wrong impression of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here. … I think you will regret staking out that claim.”

Woodward repeated the last sentence, making clear he saw it as a veiled threat. “ ‘You’ll regret.’ Come on,” he said.

Now the battle is escalating. It’s Bob Woodward vs. the White House.

The best-selling author and Washington Post reporter is protesting White House backlash over his criticism of how Obama and aides are handling the sequester issue.

Talking to USA Today, Woodward said: “It was said very clearly, you will regret doing this,”

Woodward told CNN, the abusive e-mails he received had come from “a senior person” at the White House.

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