You can read all of it via the Politico link below. I don’t care how the media seeks to spin this in the WH’s best interests, the simple point Woodward made holds. Sperling went to some length to intimidate Woodward and influence the coverage and it’s reasonable to assume he does likewise with greater effect to the many DC media upstarts now passing themselves off as journalists.
Oh, I don’t think there is any doubt about that at all.
However: In so many cases – the “DC fanboy toys” to whom Dan refers – don’t really need to be threatened in order to elicit the sort of journalistic “coverage” the Obama administration and its gang of thuglike enforcers require. In fact, a great part of their daily task is striving to determine exactly how the administration would like the news of the day massaged, and precisely what sort of propaganda the administration would like these hacks to push.
In other words, when you are an Obama buttboytoy, you live to serve. The beatings are only an orgasmic bonus.