Well, the lapdog is trained to bark, apparently. Only not at the government, but, at the ones who actually believe the Fourth Estate has a responsibility and role in checks and balances.
If this wasn’t so nauseating or infuriating, this would be a great topic to explore in an academic fashion.
For those living under a rock, Team Zero has been crapping all over itself crying about the looming sequester cuts. They’ve been consistently blaming the Republicans for the cuts. Iconic Dem journalist Bob Woodward had the audacity to point out that the sequestration was Obama’s doing. Heavily implying that the White House has manufactured this latest non-crisis crisis. This cause a bunch of “harumphs” from the LSM.
But, now, Woodward has committed the most unpardonable of sins. He’s actually telling tales. Turns out the White House threatened Woodward about his reporting.
They’re not happy at all,” he said on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” adding that an e-mail from a senior administration official – who he would not name – communicated a message which caused him great concern.
“It was said very clearly, you will regret doing this,” he said.
The Obama guy was right. Woodward will regret this. He already should.
Brietbart has this….
Politico itself, which downplayed the entire incident, even as it acknowledged that Woodward’s “play-by-play is basically spot on” with regard to reporting the sequestration. “White House officials are certainly within their rights to yell at any journalist, including Bob Woodward,” said official Obama buddies Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei. Allen and VandeHei merely suggested that the battle with Woodward was “a major distraction at a pivotal moment for the president.” They added, “Watching and now having interviewed Woodward, it is easy to see why White House officials get worked about him.” Poor Obama, having to deal with such issues.
The blitz drew a harsh rebuke from former senior Obama adviser David Plouffe Wednesday night: “Watching Woodward last 2 days is like imagining my idol Mike Schmidt facing live pitching again. Perfection gained once is rarely repeated,” he wrote on Twitter.
Former Obama campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith also opined: “Woodward deserves a lot of credit for taking a macro story about DC dysfunction, competing econ theories & making it all about him,” she said.
I’m out of time again,…… hopefully the last time for a while. But, read the links, the LSM apparently has lost reverence for the 1st amendment and now believe it’s okay for the government to try and silence members of the press. Just another willful acquiescence of another one of our rights. May they all rot in hell.