So you all remember that Bob Woodward hilarity this week? So Woodward got into it on the phone with a White House flack, who then sent an email apologizing to Woodward, saying that he should really rethink the wrong stuff he was thinking because it was wrong and he would end up looking like a fool, and then Woodward responded with a “no need to apologize!” email, and the whole exchange was more incestuous than threatening. Remember that?
But then Woodward decided that the White House email had actually caused him to piddle his pants, and he ran to CNN, Politico, and Sean Hannity to talk about how horrible this had all been and how it’s only a matter of time before the White House starts boiling his bunnies and he’s so scaaaaared?
Most conservative media jumped on this story, eager to validate their narrative of the White House populated by Chicago thugs. But some, like Matt Lewis at the Daily Caller, played it straight:
When Woodward tells of being warned he would “regret” challenging Obama, it sounds ominous. But if Politico’s reporting today is correct, it seems much more innocuous than that.
Looks like we were played.
So how do commenters at a conservative site react to being told that perhaps, on this issue, Obama isn’t the devil incarnate? Head below the fold for the goods.