Lanny Davis says Obama White House threatened him too

Lanny Davis

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As the controversy continues to build over claims by legendary reporter Bob Woodward that he was threatened by a senior White House official, Lanny Davis, a longtime close adviser to President Bill Clinton said he has received similar threats for columns he had written.

With many in the media taking on the role of “palace guards” in trying to discredit Woodward, as ironic as that is, Davis told WMAL that his editor at the Washington Times, John Solomon, “received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn’t like some of my columns, even though I’m a supporter of Obama. I couldn’t imagine why this call was made.”

Davis says the Obama aide told Solomon, “that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials.”

Woodward received an email from a White House official, who has now been identified as Gene Sperling, the director of the White House Economic Council, in response to a heated telephone conversation: “I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. You’re focusing on a few specific trees that give a very wrong impression of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here… I think you will regret staking out that claim.”

Davis said of Woodward’s claim, as reported by WMAL: “Firstly, you don’t threaten anyone. Secondly, you don’t threaten Bob Woodward. He’s one of the best reporters ever. He’s factual. You can disagree with facts that he reports, but he’s factual. Don’t mess with him about his facts. You can mess with him about the interpretation of his facts, but this is not a reporter you tangle with.”

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Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review.He can be reached at TomTillisonFL@gmail.com
About Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review. He can be reached at TomTillisonFL@gmail.com

  • KB Cook

    There are 7 "pillars" of socialism:

    Pillar #6— Information Control. To acquire the friendly consent of the people to live under socialism, the regime must convince the masses that the old way was bad, and the new way is good. When a government begins to work hand-in-glove with entertainment and the media, separates the currency from precious metals so only the government can declare its official value, and controls official statistics about job growth, unemployment, national output, national production, etc., then Pillar #6 is well underway. Citation: Skousen, Paul B. (2012-10-04). The Naked Socialist (The Naked Series) (Kindle Locations 282-286). Ensign Publishing. Kindle Edition.

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    Wow!I am amazed how much I'm in agreement with currently these days.Never thought I'd be on the side of another party.Here it goes again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Liz

  • Barbara Dobbin

    Not only is Obama Black-skinned, he is also 'thin skinned'.

    As our President, he has done more to diminish this country's stature around the world; but also, here at home.

    Those Democrats who voted for Obama, as well as the others, have only themselves to blame for the messes he has concocted. Unfortunately, he can not be recalled or won't be.

    Can't wait for another Presidential election. It won't come too soon for me.

    BSDobbin

  • sonny

    I say Obama gang has threatened some of the Reps to make them chance there votes. It could be about there family or an affair that the congress guy had or he's gay some thing to have control over his vote.

  • sonny

    when Obama was in college and you didn't go along with his he wouldn't talk to you.

  • sonny

    Obama's is cancer for this country and there is no stopping it. with cancer the end is. you add your thoughts