Journalists Report Threats from the White House for Articles Critical of Obama

Bob Woodward reports that he has angered the Obama administration so significantly that he has been threatened by a “very senior person” at Whitehouse.   They did not appreciate Woodward reminding us that Obama originated the sequestration and signed the bill which contained it, on August 2 of 2011, and then threatened veto of any bill which rescinded any part of it.

Woodward also has objected to Obama’s changes in military maneuvers, and blaming the sequestration for these changes.

From Business Insider:  “Earlier today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran Washington Post journalist and the White House. Woodward said Obama was showing a “kind of madness I haven’t seen in a long time” for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns.”

Lanny Davis, who served as advisor to former President Clinton reports that he received similar threats from the Obama administration for columns that he wrote in the Washington Times.   In an interview with WMAL radio, Davis said that his editor, John Solomon got a call from a white house official who said “that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials.”

Tags: ,

Comments are closed.