Why the ‘threat’ on Bob Woodward matters
By Kathleen Parker
Published: March 1
Though not comparable — one appeared to be a veiled threat aimed at one of the nation’s most respected journalists and the other a minor blip in the scheme of things — both are part of a pattern of behavior by the Obama administration that suggests not just thin skin but a disregard for the role of the press and a gradual slide toward a state media.
This is no tempest in a teapot but rather the leak in the dike. Drip by drip, the Obama administration has demonstrated its intolerance for dissent and its contempt for any who stray from the White House script. Yes, all administrations are sensitive to criticism, and all push back when such criticism is deemed unfair or inaccurate. But no president since Richard Nixon has demonstrated such overt contempt for the messenger. And, thanks to technological advances in social media, Obama has been able to bypass traditional watchdogs as no other president has.
After half a decade (maybe more?) of crapping on conservatives, Kathleen Parker may be following Fagin’s advice to his comrade in crime, “Barney, show a glim.” To anyone in 2008 who actually looked at Obama’s record - such as was known - this (and much else that Obama has done!) is not at all a surprise. But in 2008 Parker may have been too busy enjoying her new-found status of token tame conservative, earned by crap-weaseling real conservatives. At any rate, we have an interesting mini-drama in process: Woodward and others exposing the bullying of the Obama MALAdministration and other MSM folk trying to plug the leaks in the Obamian MSM Dike by demonizing those who dare break ranks (I don’t mix metaphors, I slice, dice and julienne metaphors!).