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March 04, 2013


I don't even know what these assholes are talking about in terms of "bullying" or "pushback." Nobody can bully you or "push" you off a story except if you let yourself be pushed off by bullying. Woodward is selling a book about an incredibly compicated, boring, miserable story: the struggle over the budget and he knows quite well that no one is going to want to read it because really--who cares? He tried to puff off the book and give himself something to talk about by posing as the "most dangerous man in Washington" and "the last honest man" and in order to do that he had to create a villain. This was such a pathetic, transparent, ploy and plea for attention that he should have been laughed off the stage except that, of course, it fits in with Politico and the right wing fixation on the notion that the Obama White House is thug central.

For Christ's sake journalists get shot, stabbed and blown up trying to get the story. Woodward actually would have you believe that being on wine sipping terms with your subjects is the equivalent of winning the purple heart?

BTW Athenae I'd like to recommend a great book (fun read) by a friend of mine: Shooting History by Jon Snow. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shooting-History-Personal-Jon-Snow/dp/0007171854 Its a very bucklesquashing, ripping yarn, sort of journalist memoir by a guy who really did some freaky, English style, sang froidy journalism including interviewing Idi Amin and swimming out to a boat under fire in the Persian Gulf.

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