When did Bob Woodward become such a weenie?

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Last night on CNN, Bob Woodward made national news when he complained that he had been threatened in an email exchange with an unnamed top White House official. According to the Watergate legend, the “very senior” official warned him that if he reported news about the sequestration in a way the White House did not like, “you will regret doing this.”

Put that way, it certainly sounds ominous. And just to drive the point home, Woodward repeated the claim in an interview with Politico:

“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.’”

“They have to be willing to live in the world where they’re challenged,” Woodward continued in his calm, instantly recognizable voice. “I’ve tangled with lots of these people. But suppose there’s a young reporter who’s only had a couple of years — or 10 years’ — experience and the White House is sending him an email saying, ‘You’re going to regret this.’ You know, tremble, tremble. I don’t think it’s the way to operate.”

Again, that does sound potentially serious, particularly since this “threat” struck home with someone as experienced and presumably tough as Woodward.

As it turns out, however, the very senior official in question was Gene Sperling, who as head of the National Economic Council is not exactly in a position to order drones rained upon Woodward’s increasingly big head.

The e-mail exchange between Woodward and Sperling has also been released. Here is what Sperling wrote:

“I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. My bad. I do understand your problems with a couple of our statements in the fall — but feel on the other hand that you focus on a few specific trees that gives a very wrong perception of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here.

But I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post. I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim. The idea that the sequester was to force both sides to go back to try at a big or grand bargain with a mix of entitlements and revenues (even if there were serious disagreements on composition) was part of the DNA of the thing from the start. It was an accepted part of the understanding — from the start. Really.”

And here’s how Woodward responded after this supposed “threat”:

“Gene: You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up because you are making your points and you believe them. This is all part of a serious discussion. I for one welcome a little heat; there should more given the importance. I also welcome your personal advice. I am listening. I know you lived all this. My partial advantage is that I talked extensively with all involved. I am traveling and will try to reach you after 3 pm today. Best, Bob

I’ve been in more than my share of those conversations, with everybody from county commissioners to U.S. senators. It’s ridiculous for Woodward to claim that he felt threatened or intimidated by it. In the first place, the context makes it clear that Sperling was warning Woodward that if he reported things that way, he would regret it because it would be factually incorrect. There was no other implication, and Woodward’s response makes no mention that he felt threatened in any way.

Even if you try real real real hard to imagine Sperling’s email as some threat, it in no way justifies Woodward’s collapse upon his fainting couch.

When Woodward and Carl Bernstein were breaking the Watergate story 40 years ago, Nixon’s attorney general, John Mitchell, famously warned Bernstein that Washington Post owner “Katie Graham … is gonna get her tit caught in a big fat wringer if that’s published.”

THAT was a threat.

Indeed, Nixon plotted how to revoke federal licenses for TV stations owned by the Post as a way to get back at the newspaper.

“They should give some thought to taking on the guy that went into Cambodia and Laos, ran the Cambodian bombing campaign,” an angry Nixon was taped as telling an aide in the White House. “What do the hell they think they’re doing in there?” Later he abandoned that approach, telling the same aide that “We’re going to screw them another way.… They don’t really realize how rough I can play.… But when I start, I will kill them. There’s no question about it.”

Sad to say, Woodward’s grotesque exaggeration of his exchange with Sperling diminishes both his standing and credibility.

– Jay Bookman

526 comments Add your comment

Cherokee

February 28th, 2013
2:51 pm

“John Boehner was ready to give more tax increases. ”

BWAHAHAHAHA

Towncrier

February 28th, 2013
2:51 pm

“Even the conservative media is acknowledging the truth.”

My goodness! Jay is scrambling for cover by citing a few talking heads he normally would mock and denigrate.

django

February 28th, 2013
2:51 pm

When did the White House start threatening journalists?

Jm

February 28th, 2013
2:51 pm

Sally is a chronic liar

Then again most of them are

Regnad Kcin

February 28th, 2013
2:52 pm

“Got proof?

see pulleditoutofmybutt.com

Ray

February 28th, 2013
2:52 pm

Doesn’t this remind you of all those comedies, where the police investigator accuses some of killing some one, and the innocent person repeats what the officer just said : ” I killed him?, I killed him?” And, suddenly the case is solved by the confession.

DannyX

February 28th, 2013
2:52 pm

“Well, trying to make the Republican party look stupid is like shooting doves over a baited field.”

Careful curious, the weenie Republicans around here may take that as a threat.

Fred ™

February 28th, 2013
2:53 pm

Jerry

February 28th, 2013
2:48 pm

Jm was absolutely on point about this entire story. The threat came during the 30 minute phone call/tirade. No one on Obama’s staff would issue a threat in an email (at least, that’s what I like to think). Bookman was unable to comprehend this crucial point. Jm, I will send a letter of support if you apply for Bookman’s job. Bookman can then get a position with the Obama administration, where he obviously belongs.
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And here we have another sock puppet repeating lies that have already been debunked. What is the over and under on the amount of alt’s that will post this same debunked stupid thing? I’ll bet we get at least 10 tonight unless Jay starts a new thread (and we’ll then get them there. I’ll even bet Scout AND Del post this.

Sigmund Freud

February 28th, 2013
2:53 pm

“Jay! “Emperor Woodward’s naked body” Please, I did NOT need that image!”

Sometimes a cigar is just a banana.

Look before I leap...

February 28th, 2013
2:53 pm

“The bullying took place in a phone conversation!!!! Not an e-mail.”

Notice how the exclamation marks make this a true statement?

DownInAlbany

February 28th, 2013
2:54 pm

Doggone/GA

February 28th, 2013
2:00 pm

You are on an OPINION PAGE. If you don’t like the “slant” of Jay’s opinions…why do you even come here?

Good heavens, you cannot imagine how many times I’ve asked myself that question! Like a moth to a candle! :)

GT

February 28th, 2013
2:54 pm

He was missing a few cards in his deck when he was barking at Obama for not being a leader against the “just say no” Tea Party. That was like telling the bank teller she should have been talented enough to talk the bank robber into not taking the bag of money.

The sad thing about a celebrity reporter is they find themselves having to make news when there is none, like the Watergate, to report. I see more reporters interviewing Woodward than Woodward interviewing people himself. You couldn’t pick Woodward out of a line up when he was doing his best work. The story was bigger than he was.

TBS

February 28th, 2013
2:56 pm

Fred

Same puppeteer……

:-)

Community Organizer (with-no-desire-to-govern, little-care-for-high-unemployment, no-talent-for-leadership,-zero-desire-to-compromise-and-a-lust-for-making-my-enemies-pay) Obama

February 28th, 2013
2:56 pm

Jay: But go ahead folks. Keep trying to claim you see that great finery on Emperor Woodward’s naked body. – See more at: http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/02/28/when-did-bob-woodward-become-such-a-weenie/?cp=3#comment-1246872

Such a great line, ironic that it covers the more significant truth behind all this: Let’s see if we can whittle things down here, folks: 1 Obama agrees sequester, 2 Congress to blame not working, 3 trying to point out pain in the economy/will lay-off millions of people, 4 not working, 5 keep the media in-line 6 let’s destroy media dissent, 7 Uh-oh, we’re into damage control! 8 hey there’s a shiny object over there–Bob Woodward!

But go ahead folks. Keep trying to claim you see that great finery on Emperor Obama’s naked body.

A much TRUER statement if there ever was, that ought to be the subject of a Bookman blog because it wastes less time and doesn’t just attack people for the sake of attacking people–but, as many liberals like to say so very often, speaks TRUTH TO POWER.

Write about Woodward, Jay.

Just remember that Obama’s the President.

Redcoat

February 28th, 2013
2:56 pm

curious………so you are saying the efforts being made “to make the Republican party look stupid” are illegal and unethical,?

They call me MISTER JamVet.

February 28th, 2013
2:57 pm

Looks like we were played.

This is becoming de rigueur for the Cheap Fiddle Party.

And this time the prez didn’t wasn’t the one to punk them…

Fred ™

February 28th, 2013
2:57 pm

Do you think Woodward is suffering from dementia? Or is he just sad he’s not relevant any more? I mean until this story came out, I thought he was dead……….

alex

February 28th, 2013
2:57 pm

Gene Sperling you mean the guy who earned 5.2 million for 1 year of work with a hedge fund and in 2008, earned $800,000 from Goldman/Sachs …I thought he was just an economy wonk, ….. Watched L. Summers on C. Rose..Thank goodness he’s not involved

getalife

February 28th, 2013
2:57 pm

You got punked again cons.

When are you going to fix your party?

Divided and conquered.

Community Organizer (with-no-desire-to-govern, little-care-for-high-unemployment, no-talent-for-leadership,-zero-desire-to-compromise-and-a-lust-for-making-my-enemies-pay) Obama

February 28th, 2013
2:58 pm

Towncrier,

Yes, Scrambling for cover is the whole point to today’s blog today. Good point.

DownInAlbany

February 28th, 2013
2:59 pm

Jerry

February 28th, 2013
2:59 pm

Fred,
When was the last time you had to send an email apology for yelling during a 30 minute tirade? Do you think it possible the Obama staffer said anything threatening during a 30 minute tirade? Probably not. Sigh.

Fred ™

February 28th, 2013
2:59 pm

I thought alt’s weren’t supposed to talk to each other?

Doggone/GA

February 28th, 2013
2:59 pm

“Good heavens, you cannot imagine how many times I’ve asked myself that question! Like a moth to a candle – See more at: http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/02/28/when-did-bob-woodward-become-such-a-weenie/?cp=4#sthash.uwCvQqcA.dpuf

Well, as someone said earlier today: you’re know by the company you keep. Nice to have a new lib on the block…WELCOME!

Jm

February 28th, 2013
2:59 pm

Redcoat

February 28th, 2013
3:00 pm

What you read and what you heard is not what you think it is………….

django

February 28th, 2013
3:00 pm

Lanny Davis says he was threatened to…. What is wrong with the obama administration?

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/28/white-house-denies-staffer-threatened-watergate-journalist-woodward/

They call me MISTER JamVet.

February 28th, 2013
3:00 pm

Talk about getting played!

Meat (with-no-desire-to-debate-intelligently, little-care-for-intellectual-honesty, no-talent-for-blogging) just got his hat handed to him by JB in front of the entire forum and he begs for more.

This place is indeed a laugh riot!

Look before I leap...

February 28th, 2013
3:00 pm

“Such a great line, ironic that it covers the more significant truth behind all this: Let’s see if we can whittle things down here, folks: 1 Obama agrees sequester, 2 Congress to blame not working, 3 trying to point out pain in the economy/will lay-off millions of people, 4 not working, 5 keep the media in-line 6 let’s destroy media dissent, 7 Uh-oh, we’re into damage control! 8 hey there’s a shiny object over there–Bob Woodward! ”

I mean we all know that tin-foil hats are very good at blocking out gubmint mind control signals, but who knew they would be equally effective at blocking out the facts?

curious

February 28th, 2013
3:00 pm

Redcoat
“curious………so you are saying the efforts being made “to make the Republican party look stupid” are illegal and unethical,?”

No. I’m saying it doesn’t take much effort.

Voting Ignoramus

February 28th, 2013
3:01 pm

“curious………so you are saying the efforts being made “to make the Republican party look stupid” are illegal and unethical,? [sic]”

Yep…dem publikans sure are dumb, passen on free money and stuf like dat.

Fred ™

February 28th, 2013
3:01 pm

Oh THAT’S what it is Jerry. EVEN THOUGH Woodward himself says otherwise. But then he doesn’t really know what he’s talking about does he Jerry. No of course not. But RUSh does, right Jerry? Not the one of TWO people who were on the phone, hell no. They don’t know.

Do you realize how stupid you sound? Do you even care?

Boris Badnoff

February 28th, 2013
3:01 pm

Woodward had a dream that he woke up, opened his eyes, and there was a horse’s head. Fortunately it was just John Kerry who is now our Secretariat. It does appear likely that the ringtone on Our Messiah’s Blackberry is now the theme from The Godfather.

Cheesy Grits is gone but not forgotten

February 28th, 2013
3:02 pm

Sorry the administration is losing on this issue

Inside the Fox News “we nailed that last election didn’t we” im sure it is.

In the real world not so much.

Union

February 28th, 2013
3:02 pm

so.. this is the first time someone in the media made up, hyped or twisted a story?

Dirty Dawg

February 28th, 2013
3:03 pm

You’re not serious are you? Cause for my money his ‘weeniness’ was on full display when he first did a book on Geedubya Bush and didn’t bury the bastard. He’s (Woodward) been ‘in the inside the beltway tank’ almost since Nixon was President.

Towncrier

February 28th, 2013
3:03 pm

Gotta get. Be good y’all.

Jay

February 28th, 2013
3:04 pm

“Inside the Fox News “we nailed that last election didn’t we” im sure it is.

Yes. It is.

http://www.foxnews.com/

They call me MISTER JamVet.

February 28th, 2013
3:05 pm

Union, no, and certainly it won’t be the last time.

Which is also true of the nitwits, who even AFTER being shown they were played for fools, STILL insist on getting played for fools, further.

Look before I leap...

February 28th, 2013
3:05 pm

“so.. this is the first time someone in the media made up, hyped or twisted a story?”

Nope, won’t be the last either.
What’s your point?

Countdown to Dan Rather in
5

4

3

2

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Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 28th, 2013
3:06 pm

Woodward had a dream that he woke up, opened his eyes, and there was a horse’s head.

Rafalca’s?

Fred ™

February 28th, 2013
3:06 pm

Gotta get. Be good y’all.

And with that announcement 5 people just left the blog…………

Jerry

February 28th, 2013
3:06 pm

Fred,
Typical leftist tactic–make derogatory comments about some one with a different opinion from yourself. Don’t know you, but I refuse to do the same ’bout you. A little civility can go a long ways.

Fred ™

February 28th, 2013
3:07 pm

well not 5 REAL people……… 5 screen names……..

Redcoat

February 28th, 2013
3:07 pm

So the moral of all this is…..you can’t trust anything a Democrat/Liberal tells you……..

Thomas Heyward Jr

February 28th, 2013
3:07 pm

What would happen if Woodward told the Section 8 White House………….”you’re gonna REGRET not answering my question”………?
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I’ll tell ye.
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Drone/Taser/HollowPoint/Secret Service Thug …………..magnet.

Union

February 28th, 2013
3:08 pm

@look.. my point.. how silly all of this is..

Oscar

February 28th, 2013
3:08 pm

Redcoat – Trust everybody, but make them cut the cards,

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 28th, 2013
3:08 pm

Typical leftist tactic–make derogatory comments about some one with a different opinion from yourself.

Ann Coulter says, “What?”

Brosephus™ - She say you soul brother too beaucoup

February 28th, 2013
3:09 pm

Look @ 2:42

“You have a point, counting TC’s sock puppets..”

If all of his sock puppets had voted, Romney would have won the election.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw2WqvbDt5g

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Even the conservative media is acknowledging the truth.

The Daily Caller: “Looks like we were played.”

Erick Erickson: “Ok, wow. Finally read the email to Woodward. I must now move to ‘not a threat’ camp.”

Jennifer Rubin: “the full e-mails reveal less bullying and far more pomposity, suggesting the White House would have its critic’s best interest at heart.”

Robert Laurie at Herman Cain’s site: ” I’m not seeing any threat. It’s a real stretch to claim this back and forth is, in any way, menacing. When you consider he’s one of the guys who brought down Nixon, you’d think he would have a thicker skin.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX7wtNOkuHo

It’s a sad day when so much of our country is soooo friggin’ gullible that they will bite at any sh*t nugget tossed by the media because it “paints” Obama in a negative light. All the talk about the left and groupthink, but this media exercise shows how lockstep the right is in their thinking. If you can make a collective ass out of this many people at one time, it’s kinda scary how a truly charming person could “Pied Piper” the right into jumping off a cliff without a safety net or parachute.

We desperately need people who are capable of thinking for themselves instead of allowing others to think for them.

Fred ™

February 28th, 2013
3:10 pm

Fred,
Typical leftist tactic–make derogatory comments about some one with a different opinion from yourself

It’s not “opinion” Jerry, it’s FACT. Bob Woodward HIMSELF stated it was in the Email. Try reading instead of lying. I give civility to truth and those with different opinions. I give the rough side of my tongue to LIES.

It would be different if your lie hadn’t already been debunked here at least 3 times. All you have to do is scroll back and READ. But you won’t. You aren’t interested in TRUTH, you are interested in posting lies and a drama queen passive aggressive poutrage act.

Oscar

February 28th, 2013
3:10 pm

Redcoat – What did you do – play for the Georgia band or fight in the British army?

Union

February 28th, 2013
3:10 pm

does anyone not realize that honey boo boos attempt to help a friend with selling girl scout cookies.. was shut down my the girls scouts? what is the world coming to?

They call me MISTER JamVet.

February 28th, 2013
3:11 pm

So the moral of all this is…..you can’t trust anything a Democrat/Liberal tells you……..

That is one way to turn another embarrassing defeat for the guppies into a “win”!

Just make up something REALLY dumb and hope people are distracted by your naivete…

Fred ™

February 28th, 2013
3:11 pm

Oh and Jerry/ Not everyone that debunks FOXBOT/talk radio lies is a “leftist.” We independents hate lies.

Reality

February 28th, 2013
3:12 pm

Not just a weenie… a whiny weenie!

Jefferson

February 28th, 2013
3:12 pm

“That wasn’t a threat, that was a promise “

alex

February 28th, 2013
3:13 pm

Mindless idiocy orchestrated by Jay Bookman, we are discussing the word “regret” between Bob Woodward and Gene Sperling…..outa here….

kawasaki kid

February 28th, 2013
3:13 pm

Golly, we humans are so biased! We hear what we want to hear, and we believe what we want to believe, regardless of the trustworthiness of our sources. If Jay’s column today indeed contained the actual emails, and I must trust they were the actual emails (or JAY would lose his credibility as a beacon of justice and truth), there is simply no threat, implied or otherwise, to the gleaned from Sperling’s post to Woodward. Sperling might have chosen his words better, but it was plain that Sperling was simply pointing out to Woodward that Obama has always maintained strong support for a balance of new revenues along with new cuts in spending, and therefore, has not “moved the goal posts”. Sperling confidently advises his friend, “I think you will regret staking out this claim.” One can interpret this to mean that Sperling was trying to get Woodward to open his mind to the facts, or his credibility might suffer. “I think you will regret staking out this claim” could also be interpreted to be a veiled threat if you’re so predisposed. Remember, Sperling was following up with an emailed apology for raising his voice during a heated conversation with Woodward the previous day. One can determine from Woodward’s response that he still wasn’t conducive to changing his position, but he merely sloughed off Sperling’s apology as unnecessary. One would have to be hoplessly biased to interpret Sperling’s advice to Woodward as any sort of threat. Now, Woodward has obviously discovered he can profit from his little email debate with Sperling. What a shame!

Granny Godzilla

February 28th, 2013
3:15 pm

WOODGHAZI

REGRETGATE

SOLYNWOODGHAZIGATE

Oh Noes!

Union

February 28th, 2013
3:15 pm

http://youtu.be/u8-d95SO_3g

dem leaders making their point

Look before I leap...

February 28th, 2013
3:15 pm

@Union 3:08

I concur. And it would have all been over 2 pages and 90 minutes ago but for the idiots who started claiming the threats were in the phone call or bouquet of flowers sent, or the tea leaves at Madam Sucker’s Crystal Ball Emporium and dog wash.

That’s when I popped some popcorn and settled in.

DownInAlbany

February 28th, 2013
3:16 pm

Doggone/GA

February 28th, 2013
2:59 pm

Well, as someone said earlier today: you’re know by the company you keep. Nice to have a new lib on the block…WELCOME!

Lib? Not in this lifetime! (or the next, I pray)

Doggone/GA

February 28th, 2013
3:17 pm

“Lib? Not in this lifetime! (or the next, I pray)”

Tell that to your fellow conned who was the one who said “You’re known by the company you keep”

You keep coming here, so you must be a lib…since this is more or less a lib blog. You keep our company, and so that how you are known.

getalife

February 28th, 2013
3:18 pm

I think the majority should unite with the gop establishment put down the cons.

Keep Up--Borderline Civility Fighter

February 28th, 2013
3:18 pm

Woodghanzi!!! When has the GOP scheduled the hearings on the Woodward emails?

Redcoat

February 28th, 2013
3:20 pm

Oscar…….I liked Bluecoat, but someone had that, being a fan of the Bulldawgs, so there you go!

Brosephus™ - She say you soul brother too beaucoup

February 28th, 2013
3:20 pm

DownInAlbany

February 28th, 2013
3:20 pm

What are we doing? Why are we debating whether Woodward was threatened or not? We are within hours of the most devastating cuts in the history of this great nation. Planes are going to crash (no one in the tower), children are going to die from starvation, our homes will be burglarized and burned because we have no police / fire protection, we must open the prison doors and let illegal detainees out, terrorists will bomb the country! At least, that’s what the Obama administration is saying. And, they would NEVER misrepresent the truth!

Recon 0311 2533

February 28th, 2013
3:21 pm

I see Jay’s court jester has put in his appearance desperately trying to please his master and get applause from the gallery.

Look before I leap...

February 28th, 2013
3:21 pm

“Woodghanzi!!! When has the GOP scheduled the hearings on the Woodward emails?

There will be no hearings unless the GOP can figure out how to subpoena at least one Clinton.

Keep Up--Borderline Civility Fighter

February 28th, 2013
3:21 pm

Lib? Not in this lifetime! (or the next, I pray)

2 lifetimes as a arsecon-extremist? Someone has a punishment fetish. :D

Redcoat

February 28th, 2013
3:21 pm

Mr. Vet………you seemed to being very ….experienced

Redcoat

February 28th, 2013
3:22 pm

[...] denies it threatened Watergate reporterAFPChristian Science Monitor -New York Magazine -Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)all 214 news [...]

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

February 28th, 2013
3:24 pm

I bet the Cons want Obama impeached for this alleged threat.

Fred ™

February 28th, 2013
3:24 pm

What are we doing? Why are we debating whether Woodward was threatened or not? We are within hours of the most devastating cuts in the history of this great nation. Planes are going to crash (no one in the tower), children are going to die from starvation, our homes will be burglarized and burned because we have no police / fire protection, we must open the prison doors and let illegal detainees out, terrorists will bomb the country! At least, that’s what the Obama administration is saying. And, they would NEVER misrepresent the truth!
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Blogspot is ready when you are.

http://tinyurl.com/c6xxzrs

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

February 28th, 2013
3:24 pm

They don’t make em like they do in Texas:

Texas school employee shot in gun safety class

Fred ™

February 28th, 2013
3:25 pm

Jelous much?

Speel much?

Jerry

February 28th, 2013
3:26 pm

Fred,
Glad to hear you are an independent. Last 5 or 6 campaigns, how many Republican presidential candidates have you voted for? Just curious.

getalife

February 28th, 2013
3:26 pm

There are no scandals with this President yet.

They usually screw up in their second term so you cons can hope for that.

Keep Up--Borderline Civility Fighter

February 28th, 2013
3:26 pm

Recon, do you need someone to call 911 for you? With that stick so far up there, I can’t imagine you are able to drive to the ER.

Fred ™

February 28th, 2013
3:27 pm

Dammit Finn. you can’t tease us like that. Post a link man, post a link………….. next time. I gotcha this time.

http://www.salon.com/2013/02/28/texas_school_employee_shot_in_gun_safety_class/singleton/

Redcoat

February 28th, 2013
3:27 pm

DownInAlbany ………Never…..the truth is what they say it is! Just asked them.

DownInAlbany

February 28th, 2013
3:28 pm

Fred ™

February 28th, 2013
3:24 pm

But, you wouldn’t be there to irritate nor call me foxbot, blah, blah, blah.

They call me MISTER JamVet.

February 28th, 2013
3:28 pm

Why are we debating whether Woodward was threatened or not?

We’re not debating anything of the sort. We’re just making fun of the willfully ignorant rubes who say he was…

DownInAlbany

February 28th, 2013
3:29 pm

getalife

February 28th, 2013
3:26 pm

There are no scandals with this President yet.

They usually screw up in their second term so you cons can hope for that

Would any of the regulars on here admit it, IF he did?

DownInAlbany

February 28th, 2013
3:30 pm

Redcoat

February 28th, 2013
3:27 pm

You’ve got this bunch figured out, too, I see!

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 28th, 2013
3:30 pm

Have the SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS! ever felt threatened?

Granny Godzilla

February 28th, 2013
3:31 pm

DownInAlbany

February 28th, 2013
3:20 pm

What are we doing? Why are we debating whether Woodward was threatened or not? We are within hours of the most devastating cuts in the history of this great nation. Planes are going to crash (no one in the tower), children are going to die from starvation, our homes will be burglarized and burned because we have no police / fire protection, we must open the prison doors and let illegal detainees out, terrorists will bomb the country! At least, that’s what the Obama administration is saying. And, they would NEVER misrepresent the truth!

.
.
.
.You however are perfectly happy to mislead as you do above.

But I’m sure its just snark.

I’m sure the President never said plane crash or starvation.

Your melodramatic turn is pretty funny tho.

Next time toss in a virgin tied to a RR track with a steam locomotive charging towards her….

getalife

February 28th, 2013
3:31 pm

“Would any of the regulars on here admit it, IF he did? ”

I will :)

DownInAlbany

February 28th, 2013
3:31 pm

They call me MISTER JamVet.

February 28th, 2013
3:28 pm

Why are we debating whether Woodward was threatened or not?

We’re not debating anything of the sort. We’re just making fun of the willfully ignorant rubes who say he was…

But, why would you do that when we are on the verge of total collapse?

Redcoat

February 28th, 2013
3:33 pm

A reduction in an increase is called………………?

Fred ™

February 28th, 2013
3:33 pm

Humor Break. Here’s what I do when I’m not posting………. (the vid quality isn’t great but it’s good enough………)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcL-AFBaRGw

Look before I leap...

February 28th, 2013
3:34 pm

“Would any of the regulars on here admit it, IF he did?”

Sure. Come back when ya got something.

Just be sure to remember what happened to Henny Penny.

Union

February 28th, 2013
3:34 pm

now the news is 170 million jobs will be lost.. :)

Get Real

February 28th, 2013
3:34 pm

What total crap Bookman…how dare a journalist actually question the intentions or call your Messiah out for being disingenuous…face it, your pal Barry and his stooges are being Nixonian and have been from the “ get go” but journalists of your ilk are still drinking from the “I Love Obama” and “Obama can do no wrong” water hose

DownInAlbany

February 28th, 2013
3:35 pm

Granny Godzilla

February 28th, 2013
3:31 pm

Just one virgin? Ah, come on can we at least make it two?

Regnad Kcin

February 28th, 2013
3:36 pm

“It’s a sad day when so much of our country is soooo friggin’ gullible that they will bite at any sh*t nugget tossed by the media because it “paints” Obama in a negative light. All the talk about the left and groupthink, but this media exercise shows how lockstep the right is in their thinking. If you can make a collective ass out of this many people at one time, it’s kinda scary how a truly charming person could “Pied Piper” the right into jumping off a cliff without a safety net or parachute’

Bro – that’s the sad/scary part: how many cons followed Herman and Rush over the cliff, and keep on trying to defend the position even after the pricipals had said they were wrong. It’s like they’re not even concerned with what’s true – they just want to score points in the strange game that goes on in their heads.

Fred ™

February 28th, 2013
3:36 pm

Brocephus? Have you seen this? It’s the extended version of “Dayyyyyyyyyuuuuuuummmmmm”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwohf_5ofvc