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Bob Woodward Is Senile

Bob WoodwardI know of no other way to put this. The Obama administration is taking their attacks to a new low and their attempts to control the media to a new level. Bob Woodward is no stranger to anyone who follows politics and is familiar with the media. He is the man who broke the Watergate story and his has been around the block at least once or twice. Not only that, but he is well-respected, usually by his fans and his critics. His reputation is above reproach, but that may be about to change.

If we were looking for one word or phrase to describe Bob Woodward, it would be candid or truthful. That truthfulness is putting him into some very hot water with the Obama administration. If you will recall, Woodward is the reporter who was told by John Boehner that Obama plainly said we didn’t have a spending problem. Bob Woodward is also the reporter who let the sequester cat out of the bag. It is his account that has let the public know where the sequester came from, that it was Obama’s idea in the first place. It is that story that is getting him into trouble with the White House.

According to Bob Woodward, one exchange he had with a senior White House official was more than a little heated, followed by an email that makes me wonder just how far the Obama administration is willing to go. Hat tip to Bunkerville.

(Politico) 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.”

That exchange is bad enough, but now the White House is embarking on a campaign to smear Bob Woodward. Twitter is hopping with references to Woodward, with some claiming he is washed up and finished, in so many words.

e Fix‏@TheFix

WOW. MT @davidplouffe Watching Woodward is like imagining Mike Schmidt facing live pitching again. Perfection gained once rarely repeated.

So, how far is this administration willing to go to protect themselves? Far enough to suggest Bob Woodward is senile.

For years, Bob Woodward has been a fixture in the medial. Conservatives haven’t always been fond of him and the stories he reported, but he has always been respected. The left has usually defended him and called him an icon of the media. But one or two stories that goes against the narrative the Obama administration wants to push and all of a sudden, he is senile. Truly, it is disgusting to see how the liberals are attacking someone who they thought was in the bag.

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  • http://Www.bunkerville.wordpress.com Bunkerville

    Thanks for the link. I found the original twitter from plouffe and it came directly from his account and is now being reposted.

  • Cray

    You better start getting used to it, because this is the new playing field.

    You have people like Rachael Maddox from MSNBC spending hours and hours on the air showing pictures of handicapped great grandmothers in wheelchairs trying to make it up icy steps so they can vote — but the audience is led to believe they are shunned and cast away because they don’t have a voter ID card.. so millions of Americans are affected — the question is, where is their facts.? .. oop’s, that’s right – “NFN” – No Facts Needed.

    In the last week, you have the same type of scenario with the hours and hours of spent time “showing” how President Bush and Cheney designed and formulated the entire war in Iraq … nowhere is there even a hint or source that they carried the same exact information as their predecessor, President Clinton and other world leaders had.

    For the last 3 months we’ve have Oliver Stone on Showtime with his new Hollywood ground breaker “Untold History of the United States”… this is a ten-part documentary series that everyone needs to watch — no conspiracy theorists in this movie, the fabrication is amazing.

    The point is .. this current administration has a well designed and well formulated program to change the average persons thought process — you know we’re all in trouble when the NY Times calls this a masterpiece.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      And I have to say they have done a masterful job of changing and controlling the thought processes of the average American citizen. That’s how Obama managed to win a second term, even though he showed a complete and total ineptness during his first four years in the White House.

  • http://conservativesonfire.wordpress.com Jim at Asylum Watch

    This is not the Nixon White House. Obama’s Chicago Boyz play very very dirty. It is an American disgrace.

  • http://www.cainespestilence.com John Bascom

    The saga with Woodward reminds my oddly of that of Siegfried & Roy, the Vegas magicians who consorted with tigers. They fawned over and aggrandized their cats as part of their act to advance their careers. When a tiger one day became sufficiently peeved, it ate Roy. That naturally (no pun intended) ended the act.

    Woodward has consorted with liberals and aggrandized Obama in books, articles and interviews. Now, it seems, the Anointed One has become sufficiently peeved to…well…you get the picture.

    Moral: if you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas; or–in Woodward’s case–you’ll be eaten by the dogs. Or in other words, don’t torque off a wild carnivore or Barack H. Obama!

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      This should make it clear to everyone just how far the Obama administration is willing to go to keep the narrative on the right path. They control it with an iron fist and the media, for the most part, has played along like the good little soldiers they are. That’s why Woodward’s “defection” has them so stirred up.

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  • http://texasbrady.com The Right Handed Cowboy

    This incident just goes beyond any shadow of a doubt how corrupt the Obama administration is. In my narrow way of seeing things Larry, Obama has threatened Bob Woodard. Plain and simple. And is attempting to cripple the national security of this nation.

    At what point do we as a nation say enough is enough and boot this SOB out of Office..In my opinion, his time has been up long ago.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      I couldn’t agree more. Obama needs to be removed from office for his transgressions.

  • http://mikesamerica.blogspot.com Mike’s America

    Is it safe to say that Obama and Nixon were both crooks but at least Nixon finally admitted it by resigning?

    The Obama goon squad is really something to behold!

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      If there is one thing Obama is not, it is humble. He has no shame or humility, which is why it is so difficult to admit he is ever wrong.

  • http://www.stevenbirnspeaks.com Steven Birn

    It appears that the media is going along with the senile attacks. Count me as surprised, I thought the media would rally around their on. Instead, they’re going along with the administration’s line. The media is more agenda driven than we think.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      One would think the media would get their hackles up, but one would be wrong. They are rolling over like good little puppy dogs.

  • http://americaswatchtower.com Steve Dennis

    Bob Woodward has been a hero of the left for decades but how quickly they turn on him now that he is attacking Obama, suddenly he doesn’t know what he is talking about and it is interesting to see how the media has jumped right in on attacking him simply for shining the light of truth on the Obama regime.

  • http://capitolcommentary.com Harrison

    The new story is that because Woodward wrote a book about Bush he’s a closet Right Winger and has turned against Obama. Thus the press and Liberals can justify crucifying the man.

    They will eat their own to protect Obama.

    Disgusting.