Re: Who's gonna stand with Bob Woodward?
posted at 3/1/2013 5:44 PM EST
In response to MattyScornD's comment:
In response to skeeter20's comment:
In response to miscricket's comment:
It doesn't look like any respectable journalist or politico is going to stand with Bob Woodward on this.
Make no mistake..this is essentially the end of Bob Woodward's journalism career. He broke a cardinal rule and made the story about himself. I have to wonder what's going on with him as he seems to be relishing the drama and attention.
No one is going to want to speak with Woodward either on or off the record and risk this kind of drama. A journalist with no sources is...well...nothing more than a blogger or an opinion writer.
Well, I can't disagree more. Leaving the threat or no threat aside, as I capitulate on that point, look at the pattern of treatment of reporters. This is like a mini RICO case. The Obama administration has been outed on bad treatment of the fourth estate, the foot soldiers sweep in and try to discredit Woodwrd, Lanny Davis, and now Jonathan Alter, all liberals, all supportive of the Obama administration.
In the very least, the Obama has an anger problem. More likely, Obama has done something probably every President wishes he could: turn the mainstream media into a controlled propaganda machine through intimidation.
You're totally off your gourd. The scenario you describe does not exist.
Woodward implicated himself by crying, "Wolf!"
Never mind that Bob is the very model of a Washingtonian "insider" reporter whose left his urine stain on every hydrant and park bench within a mile of the capitol.
The fact that conservos such as you are jumping to defend a charter-member MSM critter only shows they care about one thing only:
Trying to make the WH look bad.
If only they cared as much about actual governance, the recovery might be stronger.
Right. So all Obama's little foot soldiers jumped into action to call Woodward senile and Impotent for no particular reason.
Face it, this administration's key weapon is intimidation.