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Subject: The Nature of the Threat Date: 2/28/2013 12:17 PM
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Like any red-blooded American citizen who loves bold text, I get my news from the Drudge Report. Last night, this was the site's lead story.



......That's a scary headline, and a scarier picture of Barack Obama! The linked story was less scary—it was a Business Insider recap of Woodward's appearance on CNN, in which the Washington Post reporter said "that a 'very senior person' at the White House warned him in an email that he would 'regret doing this.'"


But what is "this"? To learn the answer I had to click over to "Woodward at War," the latest in Politico's "Behind the Curtain" series. Woodward, sitting at "the Georgetown dining room table where so many generations of Washington’s powerful have spilled their secrets," told Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei the backstory of his recent column on sequestration. Before he ran it, he called "a senior White House official"—fair warning, he'd be "question[ing] President Barack Obama’s account of how sequestration came about." The aide "yelled" at Woodward for a half hour. And then:

Digging into one of his famous folders, Woodward said the tirade was followed by a page-long email from the aide, one of the four or five administration officials most closely involved in the fiscal negotiations with the Hill. “I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today,” the official typed. “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.”
Woodward repeated the last sentence, making clear he saw it as a veiled threat. “‘You’ll regret.’ Come on,” he said.


But that's three versions of the quote, and only one of them is verbatim: "I think you will regret staking out that claim."

http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/02/28/the_nature_of_t...
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