Woodward Threatened by Obama Administration?

Bob Woodward claims a senior administration official yelled at him and told him he would “regret” making the claim that the idea for sequestration originated in the White House. From MSNBC:

Journalist Woodward tangles with White House over spending cuts

I have to confess that I’ve only read one of Woodward’s books, Obamas Wars, which I found to be a fairly interesting look into Obama’s attempts to get a handle on Iraq and Afghanistan after he took office. Other than that, the only thing I really know about Woodward is his role in exposing Watergate. What little I know, now coupled with this latest brouhaha, makes me curious to know more about him. I have no idea what his politics are, but he seems to me to be the sort of gadfly this country needs more of. I’m sure conservatives tend to sneer at him; after all, he is a member of the loathed “liberal” press, and writes for that socialist rag, the Washington Post. And of course, there’s probably some residual resentment for his role in hastening Nixon’s self-destruction. On this story, though, at least some of the rest of the “leftist” press is attacking Woodward. From Slate.com:

Bob Woodward Trolls the World

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