Lanny Davis, who served under President Bill Clinton as special counsel to the White House, told Washington, D.C.´s WMAL this morning that the Obama White House had threatened the Washington Times over his column, warning that the Times would suffer limited access to White House officials and might have its White House credentials revoked. Davis, a centrist Democrat, is sometimes critical of the Obama administration´s policies. Davis was speaking with Breitbart News editor Larry O´Connor, who co-hosts a morning show on WMAL. Davis said he had never spoken publicly about the threats before, but they seemed relevant
Comments: I´m thrilled to see all this backlash against this reprehensible White House. I´m just disappointed all this type of behavior wasn´t pointed out before the election because you know it had to have gone on.
When you´re a ´one trick pony´(in this case thugory) and folks start questioning the ´trick´ well it´s just natural for the pony to rise up on his hindquarters and try to scare the questioners into submission with threats.
It´s the last refuge of the incompetent and the phonies.
Ring the cowbell Baracky and alert the lemmings y´all are under attack.
This is a moment of truth for the so-called 4th estate... will they rally around historical principles of journalism or will they continue running over the cliff whenever the MASTER in the White House says to?
Lanny Davis is Still a Clinton shill and has one hell of a nerve saying this about the current bunch. I´ m sure it´s true, but being a toady for the former "most ethical administration" which perfected the politics of personal destruction, this little swish is displaying Hillary -like chutzpah.....as a matter of fact, I wouldn´t be a bit surprised if Her Thighness sent him out to say this.
Hopefully, Lanny Davis won´t be the last person to admit being "threatened" by the followers of obama-the-thug-leader-of-all-that-is-corrupt. Bob Woodward said yesterday that he is concerned for the young reporters who are being intimidated by the W.H. and their "officials". As he said, he (Woodward) can take care of himself but reporters just starting out are afraid to cross obama. Good for Woodward. (Never thought I´d say that!) What has happened to this country?
I don´t know if Al Capone hated his country as much as 0bama. Capone was a gangster, yeah. 0bama is a communist Chicago thug. Anyhow, it´s kind of laughable that a pol hack like Lanny Davis would squeal on 0bama. Lanny defended Clinton on so many things including Monica and the blue dress. You know, of course, that there are now two liberal "journalists/commentators" who are questioning/pointing out the flaws of 0bama and are now being threatened by 0bama. "You´ll be sorry" Mr. Woodward. Kinda gives me a couple of guffaws. One of the WH flunkies says Woodward is washed up. The start of "you´ll be sorry"???
You know, I think the above poster has a point. If only O had let them in to take some pics with Tiger, they would have brushed aside all this from Woodward. At the time, I thought.. why are they making such a big deal of this Tiger thing.. we know he´s there and it´s an outrage that he spends money like a drunken sailor, but who cares if we have pictures of it?! Now I can see. they dont like being shut out!
If Woodward hadn´t happened, Davis wouldnt have come forward. I dont give him much credit to tell it now. But, IF it makes a few more take note, we might start to see some movement at least to question some of the lies from this WH.
I am wondering which path the ideological journos will take? They have two faiths you know; one to their profession and the other to their beloved ideology. They can not serve both in these confusing times. Øbama has certainly pushed them past their nerves in their faith to their profession over his outrageous lies on sequestration. But, their ideology screams at them to just shut up and continue to play leftist, Maoist zombies. Now, they face a dire split in the path; which new path they take will define them for their entire future- if they go to the leftist path, they will never recover their credibility. If they take the journo path, they will never be forgiven by their comrades in government, but will forever be admired by a readership with an ever increasing intellect. I suspect they will sacrifice their journalistic future for the limited adulation of the Maoists- Semper Fi.
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