I have just finished reading, “Journalist Bob Woodward Clashes With White House Over Sequester Report” by Devin Dwyer, and find it both disturbing and expected. It must be Bob Woodward’s fault because Obama & his administration never are at fault.
One portion of the article that caught my attention was:
White House officials have downplayed Woodward’s account, saying that no threats were intended and that the original impetus for the email to Woodward was to apologize for an earlier heated phone conversation. And while the administration does not directly dispute Woodward’s reporting, officials believe he is focusing on a moot point.
“What does that matter now? Not much,” senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters Sunday of the debate over who concocted the sequester.
“What does that matter now?” Didn’t Hillary Clinton say, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” when asked about the people being lied to about Benghazi? When caught, “ask what it matters”and try to make the questioner look to be making something out of nothing, seems to be part of the game plan.
What matters is that the sequester was Obama’s baby, but when it didn’t go as planned, the campaign was to blame the Republicans. It was, after all, their fault for not allowing Obama to have his way, was it not?
People have a right to the truth — not the events rewritten and presented as what it is not — truth and honesty.
Here’s a beauty of a comment:
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.
Do these people go to school to earn degrees in demand for absolute submission, shifting blame, disrespect and insults?
Bob Woodward isn’t a nobody blogger. He is a highly respected investigative journalist. A journalist that apparently didn’t go along with the propaganda. And when he didn’t go along with the made-up version of the sequester talking points, the Obama team apparently thought threats and bullying were in order? Adding to the pot of seemingly inappropriate behavior –when caught — the White House & campaign team starts throwing out insults and trying to make it look like Bob Woodward got it all wrong or is trying to make it about himself? What a sham and a shame.
The bullying and dishonesty coming from the White House is apparent and needs to be stopped. Perhaps the inexcusable treatment of a respected journalist like Bob Woodward will open eyes and set the journalists on fire. Perhaps the Woodward incident will be the beginning of the end for the once eager propaganda machine we have been witnessing the past few years. Yes, perhaps the journalists will now get back to journalism and the search for “actual” truth and the integrity some media personnel lost along the way.
The chatter is Bob Woodward’s fault. He stood up and presented the facts… the truth. How many others will follow his example? How many others will have his courage? Time will tell.