[VIDEO] “You’re going to regret doing this” – Bob Woodward says he’s been threatened by the White House

Bob Woodward says that the White House and he aren’t seeing eye to eye, and that he got an email from a senior person at the White House telling him “You’re going to regret doing this”, but he won’t say who.


(h/t: Townhall)

UPDATE: Politico has been sitting on this since yesterday:

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203 thoughts on “[VIDEO] “You’re going to regret doing this” – Bob Woodward says he’s been threatened by the White House

  1. And now La Casa Blanca is trotting out the GeraldWalpin treatment for Bob Woodward, besmirch the reputation, this alinsky stuff is becoming quotidian.

  2. More people should be standing up for taking this Illegal President to court,(turned in his 2009 taxes under another persons’ name,has FAKE SS card,out-dated VISA card,wants to disarm this country and take to the ACCEPTANCE of his European Brotherhood friends,his own statement,has had 4 or more fictitious names,and remember,HE choose this name to run for office), so WHO is this man sitting in our White House ???? I believe he is a Muslim Terrorist, placed in the most power of our Government to take us down from within!
    Plus, our Media or our Congress has NO guts to stand up for the people of this country and tell us the truth and IMPEACH this man,ASAP !

  3. More people should be standing up for taking this Illegal President to court,(turned in his 2009 taxes under another persons’ name,has FAKE SS card,out-dated VISA card,wants to disarm this country and take to the ACCEPTANCE of his European Brotherhood friends,his own statement,has had 4 or more fictitious names,and remember,HE choose this name to run for office), so WHO is this man sitting in our White House ???? I believe he is a Muslim Terrorist, placed in the most power of our Government to take us down from within!
    Plus, our Media or our Congress has NO guts to stand up for the people of this country and tell us the truth and IMPEACH this man,ASAP !

  4. “…Woodward claimed Wednesday night that a White House aide sent him an email saying he would “regret” his comments. The aide was not identified, but an official familiar with the exchange told Fox News it was National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling. That was after Woodward wrote a column this past weekend claiming Obama was trying to re-write history — regarding not only whose idea the sequester was, but also how it would take effect…”

    White House denies staffer threatened Watergate journalist Woodward – February 2/28/13

  5. Nothing more than the White House using Alinsky tactics to isolate a critic…after all, Obama taught Alinsky’s strategy as a “community organizer” in Chicago, so he’s well versed in the art of bullying.

  6. Posted at Ace’s place in the comments:

    On Fox this morning they said the guy who yelled at Woodward was Gene Sperling.

    True or not, it appears (based on the uniform assumptions in the comments of this thread) the iranian infiltrator, jarrett, deflects critics with her teflon coated political shield as well.

      1. What is a “National Economic Council Director”? Doesn’t sound like the guy who goes out and gets the mail? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰
        The fact remains. Bob Woodward was a liberal ‘darling’ until he decided to expose Obama (D), the same way he exposed Nixon (R).

    1. Agreed! Why is he holding onto the memo? That’s what I want to know. A reporter worth his salt would be yellling “Read all about it” from the highest mountain. All we get from Bob is “well I’m not going to say”!? I am skeptical!

      1. Like I said a few hours ago. It’s never wise to expose your sources to a President that has an ‘enemies list’. Something Woodward learned the first time, a few decades ago.
        You notice how quickly liberal ‘history’ seems to have forgotten that it was Kennedy (D) and Johnson (D) that created the Viet Nam war and it was Nixon (R) who ended it? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Anyone notice on the ticker that it was talking about a transgender 6-yr old? How in the world is a 6 year old transgender????

  8. How dare someone in the administration use such language with a citizen. It is time for politicians to re-learn they work for us. Identify the person and lets find out just how fast the administration spins.

  9. Okay… Bob, you’re going to CNN to tell this story? Really?

    Tell us who threatened you Bob! You are a reporter (I guess) – tell the story!!!

    PUSH BACK against this regime!!!

    This is monstrous.

    1. Agreed Sober. I am somehwat skeptical of Woodward, but if he’s willing to fess up and tell who the “senior person” is then I will have enormous respect for him. Until then I will continue to be leery.

  10. I’m “shocked, just shocked” at the White House for threatening Woodward. Woodward should understand by now that if the White House has no use for the Second Amendment, why does he think it has any use for the First, either? The answer is, they don’t, which is why we need to politically fight these tyrants any way we can, at the ballot box and espcially on TV. Perhaps, one day, even the low-information voters out they will see what Woodward is seeing right now, that this administration is more corrupt than Nixon’s.

  11. There are three points to be made:

    1) The WH official who rants for 30 minutes and then sends the e-mail saying ‘you will regret this’ is your power-drunk official, who aims to regulate the MSM underhand, so that we get what we’ve all seen: and MSM carrying water for the POS, and clearing up all his lies.
    This official also lacks in historical knowledge: writing such stuff to Woodward of all people? Bob Woodward? Just another hack?

    2) Woodward, sadly, reacts just like all journalists and indeed people have reacted in dictatorships who have been on the receiving end of such acts by officials. He says “If Obama knew” – just like Russians and Germans kept saying ‘If Stalin knew/if Hitler knew’, implying that The Dear Leader doesn’t know and would put a stop to these thing.
    Well, history has taught us that the various ‘dear leaders’ knew full well, approved even, and were not going to put a stop to anything!

    3) This episode throws an interesting light on the relationship between the WH and the MSM. We’ve all wondered why the MSM are so slavish in their adoring reporting of the POS. So can we now assume that such arm-twisting has been going on since 2009? The ‘prize’ being dangled before the hacks is of course accessibility – something the Labour government was doing to the Westminster Lobby in a blatant fashion. That’s why, for example, hacks knew full well about our MPs using their expenses accounts to enrich themselves, and knew for years, without reporting it.
    Accessibility is the life blood for journalists, so such threats have probably been used on many hacks already.

    In the end, power-drunk BHO officials are over-reaching themselves, because they feel protected by BHO and his crew. But it is all starting to unravel.

  12. At some point the dam breaks, this is as earthquake, that fingers-cross destroys this scumbag and the lefts world

  13. Woodward is obviously a Democrat. He wrote the piece to “warn” the Bamster.

    He’ll write a retraction or, failing that, something “good and nice” about Obama.

    I don’t trust Woodward and I trust most in the press even less. They’re a bunch of traitors who have largely promoted Obama and denied us the truth.

  14. I am so sick of hearing from the LameStream, from the liberals, even from some Republicans, and from the population in general that Obama is such a nice guy and all these people under him (his cabinet, his staff, his department heads, his campaign organizers, and on and on) are doing such terrible things without his knowledge.

    Come on, America. What the H*ll is wrong with us? Why can’t anybody say “Yes, Obama is evil and is fully on board with all these Chicago thugs’ shenanigans”? Let’s come clean and admit that the Emperor has no clothes.

    Come out and say he is involved. We all know it. Nobody is that stupid. Nobody. If our President, a man who holds the most powerful position in the world, doesn’t have a clue as to what’s going on all around him, then we need to get him out of there and get his fingers off the nuclear football before he decides that some Midwestern American city p*ssed him off and needs to be nuked.

    This is getting serious, folks.

  15. It doesn’t surprise me that it has taken journalists much longer than most folks to figure out that Obama is not what he seems to be. Give it another 3 years and even the ghetto gimmedats will figure it out.

  16. Is Woodward still going on Hannity’s show tomorrow?

    Hey, on the side there’s an ad declaring to tell Sarah Palin to apologize…what’s so funny is that it’s what Mark Levin said on his show several days ago and was posted here by scoop!

    1. You asked me for ‘proof’ in the last ‘Woodward’ topic and I provided you with the similarities between what he did then and what he is doing now. I don’t know if you were around during the ‘Watergate’ days but I was.
      The main difference between then and now is that the media then was more than willing to give Woodward and Bernstein’s story the exposure that eventually brought Nixon (R) down. Today, the only media willing to give any exposure to what Woodward is saying about Obama (D), is Fox News and places like this.
      Can’t say I noticed the advertisement, (or what bearing it has on this topic). If you want to know if Woodward is going to be on Hannity’s show tomorrow, I can think of one sure fire way to find out. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. I never thought I would see the day that we would have an absolute THUG in the Oval Office. I don’t think there has ever been anyone in history that was as arrogant as this man is. So sickening

    1. Plenty in the history books. All leftist dictators. All bullies. All willing to whatever it took to cement their own power. Stalin, Mao, Khan, Hitler, Mussolini, Lenin, Nero.

      Obama literally is a caricature of every liberal you ever came across. Filled with lots of college classroom theories about how things work, but ZERO private sector experience. Couldn’t run a 7-11 with a gun to their heads. But they have an absolute sense of arrogance and omnipotence and anyone who disagrees (read: knows better) is “stupid, bigoted, homophobic, anti”-whatever (fill in insult blank)

      Lots of rhetoric and an arrogant assumption that they know better than everyone else, even if they never touched any aspect of an industry, trade, or profession. See: Obamacare

      He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know, and there is a LOT he doesn’t know. See: Economics

      The core of leftism (totalitarianism, oligarchy) is the belief that you know everything, and the unwashed masses are too dumb to handle the truth and must be told how to live.

      This video really breaks it down very well….. Obama is a totalitarian leftist, don’t doubt it for one minute.

      1. From โ€• George Orwell, Animal Farm

        โ€œAll animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.โ€

        โ€œTwelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.โ€

        โ€œNo one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?โ€

        โ€œFriend of fatherless!
        Fountain of happiness!
        Lord of the swill-bucket! Oh, how my soul is on
        Fire when I gaze at thy
        Calm and commanding eye.
        Like the sun in the sky,
        Comrade Napoleon!

        Thou are the giver of
        All thy creatures love,
        Full belly twice a day, clean straw to roll upon;
        Every beast great or small,
        Sleeps at peace in his stall,
        Thou watchest over all,
        Comrade Napoleon!

        Had I a sucking-pig,
        Ere he had grown as big
        Even as a pint bottle or a a rolling-pin
        He should have learned to be
        Faithful and true to thee,
        Yes, his first squeak should be
        Comrade Napoleon!โ€

        โ€œ…out from the door of the farmhouse came a long file of pigs, all walking on their hind legs…out came Napoleon himself, majestically upright, casting haughty glances from side to side, and with his dogs gambolling round him.
        He carried a whip in his trotter.
        There was a deadly silence. Amazed, terrified, huddling together, the animals watched the long line of pigs march slowly round the yard. It was as though the world had turned upside-down. Then there came a moment when the first shock had worn off and when, in spite of everything-in spite of their terror of the dogs, and of the habit, developed through long years, of never complaining, never criticising, no matter what happened-they might have uttered some word of protest. But just at that moment, as though at a signal, all the sheep burst out into a tremendous bleating of-
        “Four legs good, two legs better! Four legs good, two legs better! Four legs good, two legs better!”
        It went on for five minutes without stopping. And by the time the sheep had quieted down, the chance to utter any protest had passed, for the pigs had marched back into the farmhouse.โ€

        โ€œIt had become usual to give Napoleon the Credit for every Successful achievement and every stroke of good fortune. You would often hear one hen remark to another, โ€œUnder the guidance of our leader, Comrade Napoleon, I have laid five eggs in six daysโ€ or two cows, enjoying a drink at the pool, would exclaim,
        โ€œthanks to the leadership of Comrade Napoleon, how excellent this water tastes!โ€…โ€

        โ€œthey had come to a time when no one dared speak his mind, when fierce, growling dogs roamed everywhere, and when you had to watch your comrades torn to pieces after confessing to shocking crimes.โ€

        โ€œIn a way, the world-view of the party imposed itself most successfully on people incapable of understanding it. They could be made to accept the most flagrant violation, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening. By lack of understanding they remained sane. They simply swallowed everything and what they swallowed did them no harm because it left no residue behind, just as a grain of corn will pass undigested through the body of a bird.โ€

        I think I’ll read that book again!

        1. Thanks for reminding me how relevant this book is to today. Read this in high school, but looks like a read through again would be enlightening.

          I’m hoping, taking from what you posted, that folks WILL see the garbage that is being put on us, IS leaving a “residue” and will start fighting back! May God have mercy on us.

  18. Rut Ro, I think the Bully-in Chief bit off more than he can chew this time.

    First he forgot to pet his puppies when he went golfing with Tiger, now he’s trying to make one of the older mutts stay in the doghouse.

    Mr. President, you know why I don’t like lapdogs ? Because they always eventually bite you……………..

  19. So, if we sent an email to the White House saying the exact same thing, in the same context, the FBI and Secret Service would be all over us….
    Can’t take the heat? Get out of Washington!

  20. woodward will fall back in line with king oblamer, hes just working on selling books right now and trying to appeal to conservatives, after all we are the only ones who read.

      1. The conflict for the liberals is that Woodward was a hero to them becasue of Watergate and now their hero has betrayed them. It will be interesting to see how the Dems spin this. Stay tuned…

    1. At the risk of being “moderated” I suggest Politico try sitting on a Glock, S&W, Ruger, Beretta and evaluate each experience……sorry just had to, really I’m sorry… ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. How long have they carried his water and provided subterfuge for 0bama? Now they find out that he doesn’t “need” them anymore he’s asked for his ring back and the thrill is gone. We’ve been trying to tell you. Although it may be too late already NOW it’s time for the press to start telling the truth.

  22. So the Bamster is upset with journalist Woodward. Hey, just let Big Sis take care of
    Woodard; she certainly has the bullets.

  23. They NEVER say who. And until someone finally has the cajones to speak the truth and identify the “they,” nothing will change.

    1. That’s what I’m saying. I’m over Woodward acting like this is a movie of the week and he needs to say who did it already!

      1. Perhaps he’s waiting for the 60 Minutes interview….or Dateline…..or The View….whoever will pay him the most for the story that is never then aired.

      2. It’s never smart to expose your sources to a White House that has an ‘enemies list’. Woodward learned that lesson last time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. “very senior person”

    -I’m thinking Valerie Jarret or David Axelgrease. Nice group of goons that they’ve got working in the WH!

          1. The “family” knows how to take care of it’s own, wink wink nudge nudge. At any rate, phillycon, I’m sure Axelgrease and Gibbs and Rahm are on Barack’s speed dial, just in case ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. They’ve already taken away the 1st Amendment, HR 347 was signed into law March of last year and renders the 1st Amendment moot if anyone with “SS” protection chooses to exercise the provisions in that law.

  26. Don’t fool yourself Bob, this is exactly the way BO and his thugs operate. That email probably had BO’s blessing!

  27. Where are the conservatives in the House? Is this president and his administration creating so many diversions that the Republicans can’t focus on his unconstitutional actions? Where do they stand on impeachment? Do we have to be totally annihilated before they do anything to rein him in and nullify him?

    1. I think that is exactly what the liberals are doing…overwhelming us with all the issues at once so we can’t get our teeth into any one thing.

    1. He would probably open himself to a lawsuit if he said the name without being able to prove it. I wish they’d name names, though.

  28. Well Mr. Woodward, if you are unwilling to state who sent the email and to release the email, come back when you are. And if you believe Obama isn’t the Bully-in-Chief, rewind the last 5 years and watch again. Obama just ordered the release of illegal aliens, has ordered ICE to stand down, has ordered the military to stand down in Benghazi. You Mr. Woodward went through nothing with Nixon compared to what Obama, Holder and Jarrett are going to unleash.

  29. LOL Woodward thinks that if Obama “knew” that some very senior official of the WH said this to him, a journalist, that he would fix it….LOL….Obama SENT THE MESSAGE, Bob! sheeesh.

  30. He wouldn’t name the “senior WH official” who threatened him, but I bet the name rhymes with “Valerie Jarrett”.

  31. I will bet good money that he recants tomorrow, or tonight, and mumbles something about not really meaning “insane” etc etc etc. It was easy for him to go for the jugular with Nixon because, whatever else he was or wasn’t, Nixon was a gentleman. Woodward isn’t dealing with that quality of individual here– Obama is a thug with a propensity for narcissism.

    1. Narcissism is the least of ours and Woodward’s problems. These socialists are itching for a fight. One that could possibly draw blood.

  32. and here Bob has been thinking, all along, that NIXON was the evil, selfish, overreaching, political boogeyman whose threat to liberty and justice was going to choke civilization in the 1970’s. LOL. Sooprise, sooprise, Bob, the mask has slipped and you get to see REAL insanity and what it looks like firsthand.

  33. This is a major major scandal

    There is no spinning or excusing this

    Obama is acting like a dictator. He isn’t fit to hold office.

  34. I was born in WW2. I grew up hearing about how Hitler and his boys overthrew the leaders in Germany and dammed near detroyed the world. Millions and millions of human beings died throughout the world. Be very afraid…its happening here…

  35. Bob Woodward actually believes Obama would be upset if he knew about the threat? How utterly ignorant can these media fools be. I compare this administration to the Chicago Mob. With Obama being the “boss”

    1. Follow the strings upwards to where the hands are. Then follow the hands up the arms. Finally, look in the face of the Puppet Master.

  36. Obama’s thin skin is causing him to make a huge error in judgement here. Bob Woodward is highly respected by liberals and was instrumental in exposing Watergate and taking Nixon down.

    Maybe that is the parallel that is making Obama nervous – but threatening this man, who writes for the Washington Post and has a very liberal audience, for telling the TRUTH by the way, is unwise at best…. really stupid, more likely!

  37. Why is it that everything negative said, is said as it is from the WHITE HOUSE,

    it is 0bama plain and simple.

  38. Watergate hit Nixon too, right after reelection.

    C’mon Woody…one last big hurrah? Get the band back together? One more for the Gipper? Another thing to mark off your bucket list?

    Just do it.

  39. Bob, live by the sword, die by the sword.
    Maybe you can show the other “journalists” what it’s like to do real reporting, and not just spout party propaganda issued to the “state media” by this WH. Where the h3ll are you apparatchiks going to draw the line?

  40. Sigh, I remember when we conservatives were all called loony for warning that Obama would prove to be a dictator-in-chief…isn’t one of the first things dictators do is silence their critics? We warned them and they mocked us, so now deal with it!

  41. …….hoping that at least one journalist understands what this means for freedom. Intimidation is the first step of a bully regime and I hope he’s not going to stand for that BS.

    1. I gotta give him credit for not keeping quiet. He’s a diehard liberal but with a reputation to uphold that might actually mean something to him. You could tell he was surprised and upset about it. His other comment about Obama’s madness was pretty interesting to.

      1. Kind of makes you wonder if the rest of the LSM hasn’t figured this out and have kept their mouths(keyboards) shut. Some venture out of the comfort zone, but quickly get back into their shells. Jake Tapper for instance. This has been going on for over 20 years since the Clintons. Most of the Left seem to be on board with Obama and his thuggery. Harry Reid also acts like he has Stockholm Syndrome. All Democrats act like they have a gang(thug) mentality, but is there a speck of humanity in them?

      2. Instead of writing another book about the Bush years before the last election, he could have done one on Obama and we probably wouldn’t be having this conversation right now.

  42. About time for Bob to suffer a heart attack or fall out a bedroom window or shoot himself in the head six times. Then CNN could have a special about all the good he did in ousting Nixon and we can leave the investigation into his apparent suicide to another time.

      1. I think he was trying to get across the fact of not being ‘surprised’ if Woodward has an ‘accident’ or meets with foul play because he was threatened by the White House.

          1. Type in- “Crossing Obama can be deadly, we the people of the United States”. Omuslim murdered Breitbart and many others!!! And under “photos” we have Omuslim and his double!!!!

          1. Type in – ” Crossing Obama can be deadly, we the people of the United States” Breitbart and many others have been murdered by Omuslim!!!! and look under the “photos” section, we have Omuslim and his double!!!

      2. Try reading comprehension as a second career. You could use it. Pyrran was NOT hoping those things would happen. S/he was obviously projecting what could happen by opposing the ‘Chicago Thugs’ in the WhiteHouse. Geesh.

        You seem to be trolling for a fight. It’s quite possible you will just get one, I suspect.

      3. Type in – “Crossing Obama can be deadly,we the people of the United States” Omuslim killed Breitbart and many others!! Under “photos” we have Omuslim and we have his double!!!

    1. Remember the one in Arkansas around the Clinton history, the particular person was shot, cut their own throat and somehow ended up hanging themselves and the police determined it was the worse case of suicide they had ever seen.

        1. Type in – “Crossing Obama can be deadly,we the people of the United States”, Omuslim nurdered Breitbart and many others. and under ‘photos’ we have Omuslim and his double!!!!!!

  43. You’re late to the party Woodward, where were you when Obama was running for President? We’re into it 4 years now, where have you been?

  44. Bob- what makes you think that if a government like we have under dear leader who has absolutely no respect for the 2nd Amendment, that he wouldn’t blink in taking away the 1st?
    I’ve been wondering when any “reporters” would start to wonder about their rights to freedom of the press.

    If you’re going to get threats, shouldn’t it be for something like investigating fast and furious/Benghazi instead of budget cuts?

    1. The Pu$$ies at the LameStream Media WON’T do ANYTHING until they are directly attacked like Woodward…then just like in Russia in 1929, it will be TOO LATE!

      1. Those ‘p***** are part of the years and years (as much as 30) of communist infiltration in the media. They know their place.

      2. Woodward and the media are Obama’s pals. It’s not believable that suddenly in the last 2 weeks they’ve broken up the love affair . How many complaints from the media have you heard in such a short time?
        I see the media trying to regain relevance with the public
        They have to create the appearance of seperation in order for people to believe what they say in the future
        Obama is NOT against the sequester. NOT against it He doesnt care about it either way
        It’s barely a reduction in future spending. There is no big catastrophe in spending about to happen
        They are just putting on a play for America, convincing the gulliable that they aren’t joined at the hip
        They are all looking way forward to the next election cycle and being effective in getting democrats elected
        The democrats wont have to agree with Obama in their campaign, cus Obama is not up for reelection again They can hammer him, while playing the middle with the media against the Republicans
        Watch the video again. Wolfe in the end says , well you are used to it (being threatened by the most powerful office in the world)
        When has that happened before? Never
        Wouldnt’ being threatened by the most powerful office in the world actually be far more serious? wouldnt he tell us who threatened him?
        Its not believable.

          1. It has been reported that Gene B. Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council under President Barack Obama, was the top senior aide that threaten Woodward.

      1. don’t realize? Not only do they realize, they have enough influence now to get away with anything. Our Constitution means nothing. obama has already done enough he should have been impeached long ago. IMO

        1. I’m hoping for the second, in that maybe this breach will widen from a fissure to a crack and then an eruption. When the media is under attack, it is good. Hope it escalates.

    2. AmericanborninCanada, what makes Bob Woodward think that it isn’t Obama who’s behind that email telling him he’ll regret exposing Obama’s “madness”?

      John Craven
      New Orleans

      1. True, this president runs his administration like a mafia family. Come to think of it they rarely seem to get the godfather(Obama) indicted, becuase he’s able to “cover” his tracks somehow.

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