A Thought on White House Threats to Reporters

February 28, 2013

Local Politics

Don’t focus on a few specific trees, bro.

Noted Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward was threatened by a senior White House aide identified as Gene Sperling after asking too many questions.  Apparently it’s a pattern.  Although the left is now attempting to portray it as a misunderstanding of some kind, there is no other way of looking at Sperling’s response as anything other than a threat.  It may have been a soft threat hid behind the word “friend”, a veiled threat, but if you put it in context of a man in a place of extreme power, telling someone else he’s going to “regret” his actions — it’s not acceptable if you still believe that our government works for us, not the other way around.

Politico has released the Woodward, Sperling emails, which you can read here.    I think the key to Sperling’s mindset is found in this line:

but feel on the other hand that you focus on a few specific trees that gives a very wrong perception of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here.

This is how Obama and his appointed lackeys look at everything they do.  Our actions are unconstitutional?  But it’s for the collective good, don’t get caught up in the details, dude.   What’s a few mistakes with Fast and Furious, Solyndra, taking over the auto industry, and Benghazi when we’re working on fundamental transformation?  It’s the end goal that matters, right?   How small you are to focus on the minor issues when the big picture is so much more important.

White House response in a nutshell:  Don’t worry about a few specific trees, people, especially when there’s controlled burning go on.

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