Ain’t No Way to Treat a Media … Obama Administration Calls Female Reporter a “B*tch, C*nt, A**hole” For Asking Tough Questions
Call it an Obama ‘War on Woman’ a ‘War on the Media’ and ‘War on Freedom of the Press’.
Has the media bloom finally come off the Barack Obama rose? Is the MSM finally going to do their job and hold the Obama administration accountable for their actions, policies and agenda? Via Jammie Wearing Fools comes the following accounts of how the vile Team Obama treats the media and namely woman. Forget the threats that veteran journalist Bob Woodward received from the Obama gang, what about the stories from liberal journalist Jonathan Alter? He recounts the time that a young female reporter was asking tough, important questions of an Obama Cabinet secretary when she was bullied by Team Obama. Jonathan Alter stated to the NY Post, “She was doing her job”, and they [Team Obama] were trying to bully her. In an e-mail, they called her the vilest names — “b*tch, c*nt, a**hole.”
Finally, this week, reporters are pushing back. Even Jonathan Alter — who frequently appears on the Obama-friendly MSNBC — came forward to say he, too, had been treated horribly by the administration for writing something they didn’t like.
“There is a kind of threatening tone that, from time to time — not all the time — comes out of these guys,” Alter said this week. During the 2008 campaign swing through Berlin, Alter said that future White House press secretary Robert Gibbs disinvited him from a dinner between Obama and the press corps over it.
“I was told ‘Don’t come,’ in a fairly abusive e-mail,” he said. “[It] made what Gene Sperling wrote [to Woodward] look like patty-cake.”
“I had a young reporter asking tough, important questions of an Obama Cabinet secretary,” says one DC veteran. “She was doing her job, and they were trying to bully her. In an e-mail, they called her the vilest names — bitch, c–t, a–hole.” He complained and was told the matter would be investigated: “They were hemming and hawing, saying, ‘We’ll look into it.’ Nothing happened.”
As we always say, where there is smoke there is fire and when there is one cockroach on the floor, there are hundreds in the walls. The MSM is starting to spill the beans and come clean on this vile Chicago-style thug presidential administration that has disdain for a free press and like to threaten the media to keep them in line. If the MSM ever decided to abandon Obama altogether and report on him like they would a Republican president, his approval rating would sink into the 20′s.
As Obama White House Denies Threats to Woodward, Democrat Lanny Davis Admits to Threats From Obama White House as Well (Update: Add Ron Fournier to the List)
WOODWARDGATE CONTINUES …
As the Barack Obama White House denies that Gene Sperling, an economic adviser to the president, threatened journalist Bob Woodward, along comes this bombshell. FOX News contributor and former President Bill Clinton aid Lanny Davis said he also received threats from the Obama regime. It would seem that the Obama Chicago-style brand of politics knows no bounds, including threatening the press. How ironic is it that the very group of people who have carried Obama’s water and acted more as a propaganda arm of the Obama White House than a fact checking, investigative news source, is actually being threatened behind the scenes. So much for the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press.
Lanny Davis stated that his editor was threatened by a senior Obama White House official ”that if he [the editor] continued to run my [Lanny Davis] columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials.” Could Barack Obama be any more like Richard Nixon?
Bob Woodward isn’t the only person who’s received threats for airing the Obama administration’s dirty laundry. It seems anyone is a potential target of the White House these days – even former senior members of the Clinton administration.
A day after Woodward’s claim that a senior White House official had told him he would “regret” writing a column criticizing President Obama’s stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington Times.
Davis told WMAL that his editor, John Solomon, “received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn’t like some of my columns, even though I’m a supporter of Obama. I couldn’t imagine why this call was made.” Davis says the Obama aide told Solomon, “that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials.”
But wait, there is more, add Ron Fournier to the list of media who have been threatened by this thug White House. What makes me think that this is not norm and not the exception and that this White House has been doing this all along?
As editor-in-chief of National Journal, I received several e-mails and telephone calls from this White House official filled with vulgarity, abusive language, and virtually the same phrase that Politico characterized as a veiled threat. “You will regret staking out that claim,” The Washington Post reporter was told.
As stated at the Hit and Run blog, the Most Openly and Transparently Thin-Skinned Administration in History. Amen brother. It was only made worse and enable by a cowardly and complicit media.
Legendary Journalist Bob Woodward Calls Out Obama For Sequestration … “That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time” (Video)
File this one under the category when someone in the main stream media actually does their job and holds a president accountable no matter what his party affiliation.
Legendary journalist Bob Woodward of “Watergate” fame is calling out President Barack Obama as the deadline for sequestration nears. As the Obama White House uses scare tactics instead of leadership telling Americans that all things will cease to exist, families will suffer, children will go hungry and the sun will not come up tomorrow … Bob Woodward calls out Obama and likens his actions to madness. Woodward blasted President Obama for playing politics with sequestration and putting the United States at national security rick.
It’s one think for Republicans or conservative media to say that Obama is showing a failure to lead, but then one of the journalistic lions like Bob Woodward says it … everyone takes notice and listens.
Transcript from Real Clear Politics:
Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’ Or George W. Bush saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need’ or even Bill Clinton saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ as he did when Clinton was president because of some budget document? Under the Constitution, the president is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the president going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement, I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country. That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time.
It certainly is madness. Yes, just imagine how the liberal MSM would be reporting this story if Reagan or either of the Bush presidents has done the same and put party politics over country?
This is going to leave a mark against Obama. Bob Woodward is a respected journalist and it is going to be fool hearty for Obama and his minion to tarnish Woodward’s image. Although they will certainly try.