|Et tu, media?|
Bob Woodward is considered one of the icons of journalism, especially within the ranks of the left-wing faction of the media, thanks almost entirely to the work he and Carl Bernstein did in uncovering the Watergate scandal in the 1970's, but it looks like his icon status has just been revoked.
The Daily Caller reported of Woodward claiming to receive threats from the Obama administration over his reporting, being told he would regret his actions. Interesting. Of course, what makes it more interesting is the reaction from the same left-wing faction of the media on Twitter (as covered by the folks at Twitchy), complete with claims Woodward is “senile”, has “lost it”, is “making it all abt him”, and Richard Nixon may have received “a raw deal”. Oh yeah, conservatives were also said to be “humorless”, too, by the way.
This is not only interesting, this is funny. No sooner after a revered journalist talks about threats from members of the Obama administration for asking tough questions, you have those same worshipers of the aforementioned revered journalist turning on him, dismissing his claims away however possible, trying to downplay the story and indirectly defending the administration. How about that?
Interesting, isn't it?
Credit: The picture of Bob Woodward was taken by Jim Wallace for the Smithsonian Institution
Update (Feb. 28th, 8:29 AM EST): It looks like Woodward is not the only one who has faced threats over critical coverage of the President. Breitbart News is reporting Lanny Davis, a former Clinton administration official, said The Washington Times received threats from the Obama administration over publishing Davis' column, which is sometimes critical of the President; how about that?
Update (Feb. 28th, 10:37 AM EST): Matt Lewis has now claimed at The Daily Caller that Woodward was simply “trolling for publicity” in regards to the claim of a threat. I don't know if it is a case of Woodward playing people for attention, but with the claims by Lanny Davis, the story isn't dead, and I must say, it's still quite interesting.