Bob Woodward Not The Only Liberal Reporter Threatened By White House

February 28, 2013 1:14 pmViews: 3447

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If you are a member of the State Run Media and you are going to report on White House politics and the business of the President, the message is, you better tow the official Obama line or things may get dicey. As we reported yesterday, Washington Post columnist Bob Woodward felt threatened by a senior White House executive, which turned out to be Gene Sperling, when he said that Woodward would regret outing the president on who originated the budget sequester deal.

The exact wording of the email which Woodward felt threatened by was this: "I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post. I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim."

Now that it is settled as to who made the veiled threat and exactly what he said in his email to Woodward, another liberal reporter has also come out and said he was threatened by the White House stating that they would revoke his White House press corps credentials if he continued to write a series of articles in The Washington Times which were critical of the President. That liberal reporter is none other than former aide to President Bill Clinton, Lanny Davis.

It is very interesting that with the hiring by NBC News of former Chief Campaign Strategist David Axelrod and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, and threatening reporters who get out of line, the White House and what we call the State Run Media are forming an unholy alliance that could be very dangerous for the truth about what really goes on at the highest levels of government.

Read below from TheBlaze.com more on this developing story:

Lanny Davis, formerly special counsel to President Bill Clinton, announced in a radio interview with WMAL this morning, that his critical articles led to a warning that was eerily similar to the one given to Woodward. This is particularly surprising, because Davis is apparently a supporter of President Barack Obama.

According to the former Clinton administration official, a column he wrote for The Washington Times attracted the administration’s attention and led to a threatening phone call with his former editor, John Solomon.

“The words, ‘You’re going to regret are threatening,’” he explained, in reference to Woodward’s story.

But it is what he said next that will likely shock some political observers.

“That exact thing happened to me — and I haven’t spoken of this before,” Davis continued. “When I had my column ‘Purple Nation’ originally in the Washington Times with the editor John Solomon…he received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn’t like some of my columns.”

Davis recounted receiving a phone call from Solomon explaining the threat. It was apparently a strongly-worded rebuke, alleging that the Times’ credentials could be taken away if the columns were continued.

The former Clinton official declined to share the individual’s name who issued the purported threat and said that he didn’t know if it’s the same individual who e-mailed Woodward. But, he said that the language used was similar.

“The editor called me and said that there was an implication that if you don’t stop running Davis’ column, we’re not going to treat you so well — and the implication was we’ll even take away your credentials,” Davis explained.

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