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Woodward vs. Whitehouse


Bob Woodward  arrives at U.S. Federal Court in Washington on Monday.
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Bob Woodward arrives at U.S. Federal Court in Washington on Monday. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Bob Woodward arrives at U.S. Federal Court in 2007.

Veteran journalist Bob Woodward is embroiled in an extraordinary public clash with the White House over his reporting on the sequester.

Woodward has been making the rounds to cable TV and print outlets accusing a "very senior person" in the administration of threatening him last week ahead of an op-ed he later published in the Washington Post attributing the idea for the automatic spending cuts to President Obama.

The blitz drew a harsh rebuke from former senior Obama adviser David Plouffe Wednesday night: "Watching Woodward last 2 days is like imagining my idol Mike Schmidt facing live pitching again. Perfection gained once is rarely repeated," he wrote on Twitter.

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. Full Story.

 

Do you believe Woodward's allegation that he was threatened by someone in the Obama administration?

 




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.








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