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Posts Tagged ‘Bob Woodward’

Breitbart‘s Boyle Battles Ashley Judd

Since she may be the Democratic challenger for Sen. Mitch McConnell‘s (R-Ky.) Senate seat, Breitbart NewsMatthew Boyle is all over actress Ashley Judd.

Judd gave a speech at George Washington University Friday, an event attended by Boyle. Press was allowed to sit in for the speech but were told they couldn’t ask Judd questions during the audience Q&A portion (not ideal circumstances for press but also not unusual at university events). “GW has press behind a pole post at Ashley Judd event,” tweeted Boyle. “Remember, no reporter Q’s #WarOnFirstAmendment.”

Boyle then wrote up a short post about Judd’s media “stonewall,” comparing it to the White House’s “attack campaign” against WaPo‘s Bob Woodward.

He also wrote a fuller story on Judd’s speech, which he said “flopped.” (It couldn’t have been any worse than Where the Heart Is.)

The next day, Boyle jumped on a since-deleted tweet from Judd. Read more

TMZ Interviews Bob Woodward

TMZ caught up with WaPo‘s Bob Woodward, who has been in the limelight as of late for not being threatened by the White House. They wondered if “All The President’s Men” — in which he was portrayed by the dashing Robert Redford –  improved his sex life. In true TMZ fashion, they follow that up with a Deep Throat joke.

“When Robert Redford played you in All the President’s Men back in the day, did it help you with the women?” asked our favorite paparazzo Colin Drummond. “You don’t know how many women I disappointed,” Woodward replied, laughing.

Watch here.

Most Say Bob Woodward Is Full of It And May Need Diapers In His Old Age

The results of yesterday’s Fish Poll are in.

Asked if WaPo‘s Bob Woodward is “full of shit” regarding his claim that he was intimidated (perhaps threatened) by the White House, a resounding 67 percent said yes. A full breakdown of the results:

  • 40.57% chose “Yes; the email in no way sounded like a threat. And Woodward is at the age where he needs diapers anyway.”
  • 26.42% said, “No; the White House shouldn’t be telling reporters what they’ll ‘regret,’ even if they don’t mean anything violent by it.”
  • 27.36% chose “Yes; this is how hacks and flacks say I love you to one another. Woodward needs to grow up and put his old man pants on.”
  • 6% said, “No; I’d be genuinely worried about waking up next to a horse head if I’d received that same email from the White House.”

Did the White House Threaten Bob Woodward or is He Full of It?

It’s Fish Poll time.

When WaPo‘s Bob Woodward, a guy who has figured out how to bring out the toddler in Democrats and Republicans, claimed on Wednesday that he was threatened by the White House, a media debate started over what exactly constitutes a “threat.”

After Woodward said this week that it was the Obama administration which came up with the sequester idea, a White House official (Gene Sperling, Director of the White House Economic Council) emailed Woodward to say he’d “regret staking out that claim.”

In a subsequent interview with Politico, Woodward maintained that it was indeed a threat. “Come on,” he said. “I think if Obama himself saw the way they’re dealing with some of this, he would say, ‘Whoa, we don’t tell any reporter ‘you’re going to regret challenging us.’”

Some sided with Woodward. Others said the “regret” line was nothing, similar to telling someone he’d be proven wrong in time… Read more

Katrina vanden Heuvel Lectures Anderson Cooper

Just as we were flipping around the cable news networks last night looking for a fresh take on the Oscar Pistorious murder case, a new look at those blades at least, we realized no one was on it. So we settled for the next best thing: CNN’s Anderson Cooper and one hair clip short of a ponytaled Nancy Grace in full discussion about the Jodi Arias trial. Back and forth they went, marveling over Jody’s drastic dye job and how she couldn’t remember stabbing her boyfriend some 30 times.

And then who comes vaulting out of the Twitter peanut gallery and ruins it for us? Read more

Politico Manufactures Woodward’s War

Someone should get Bob Woodward some Preparation H because he’s acting all butthurt over a minor spat with the White House.

On Wednesday, Politico’s Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen put out this piece claiming the seasoned political reporter was “at war” with the White House. It all stems from Woodward’s recent piece alleging that the looming sequester cuts were all an idea that came from the Obama administration. Woodward tells of an angry phone conversation he had with an unidentified White House official and a follow up email that Woodward perceived as “a threat.” This led to conservatives rallying around Woodward for his calling out of the administration and pointing to their threatening tactics as a form of bullying. This made Twitter an unbelievably painful place to be on Wednesday evening.

It didn’t take long for Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith to report the White House official in question was none other than economic aide, Gene Sperling. Politico, sensing they had been scooped, confirmed that it was Sperling AND released the threatening email in question.

The only problem? It’s hardly a threat. Read more

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Quotes of the Day

“Dude I don’t even know how to make a gif #buzzfeedconfession”BuzzFeed‘s newest Washingtonian Rosie Gray.

THREATENED: Reporters react to Woodward’s claims

“I never took nasty emails as threats. I took them as a sign I was doing my job. Nothing to do with bravery.” — Matt Apuzzo, AP investigative reporter in reaction to WaPo Bob Woodward‘s claim that he was threatened by the White House, namely Director of the National Economic Counsel Gene Sperling. (Sperling scoop by BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith.)

“The flaks I know usually just call to yell at me. no email I hate more threatening than ‘Kate, do you have second to talk about this?’” — Politico‘s Kate Nocera.

“Think abt it: You’re a 22-year-old reporter and you see what happens to BOB WOODWARD. You may stay quiet about when a flack barks/pressures” — National Review‘s Robert Costa.

“Reminder of the night: Non-reporters don’t understand journo-source interactions.” — Politico‘s Kevin Robillard.

(From our favorite non-vacationer…) “I know I’m on vacation, but I’ve gotten threats from both Obamaland and Romneyland. ‘You’ll regret this’ is like a walk in the park.” — Former BuzzFeed scribe Zeke Miller.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9:09 a.m.

Journo marvels over price of smokes

“I just saw woman in NYC buy two packs of cigarettes for $31. Who can afford that habit here?” — TWT senior opinion writer Emily Miller.

Important Q to Ponder: “You think when Ben Smith was 8 & watching All The President’s Men for the first time, he knew that one day he’d #BenSmith that guy?” — Breitbart‘s John Nolte, official nemesis to BuzzFeed‘s Smith.

Watch out for reporter in PJ’s

“Dear DC: I’m about to wander you in my pajama pants and I’m feeling very Jay Cutler #DoonttttCarrrreeee-esque about it.” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.

More Woodward and what he’ll regret… Read more

Katrina vanden Heuvel: My Interns Have No Idea Who Bob Woodward Is

It’s never really a good thing to brag about how dumb your interns are. But at the risk of offending every intern in her midst, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher of The Nation, announced on Twitter last night that her “smart” interns have no clue who Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward is.

Ten minutes later she pulled her head out of her ass thought better of it and announced that in fact they do know who Woodward is.

Phew! We were worried there for a minute.

Julie Mason Finds Bob Woodward ‘Grumpy’

Just before the holidays, Borderstan, a Washington D.C. blog covering the neighborhoods of Dupont, Logan  and U Street chatted with Julie Mason, who hosts “The Press Pool” on SiriusXM’ Potus Channel.

The always candid Mason didn’t hold back on her most (and least) favorite interviews… Read more

Separated at Birth: Bob Woodward

Today we match one of the most famous journalists in the United States — WaPo‘s Bob Woodward and The Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol. Strangely, we also think Woodward has more than a tinge of “Steve” (David Eigenberg) from “Sex and the City”

in him.

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