By John W. Lillpop
Reporter Bob Woodward’s recent tete-a-tetes with the Obama administration stir unsettling memories from 40 years ago when then-President Nixon was desperately seeking to keep his Watergate crimes, and the cover up of same, from the national media, including Washington Post reporters Woodward and Carl Bernstein.
Although Obama and Nixon are diametrically opposite in many ways, (party affiliation and ideological bent), the two share many unflattering similarities.
Both are or were:
Lawyers who regard the law as a legitimate means for sustaining tyranny, rather than as a tool for finding truth and bringing about justice;
Skilled at using lies and distortion to support spurious ideological premises, and to unfairly tarnish political enemies;
Obsessively secretive and non-transparent;
Not above using “Enemy Lists” to track debts of revenge owed to adversaries.
Woodward’s revelation that he was “threatened” by the White House sounds eerily Nixonian and brings to mind Nixon’s use of the IRS and other government agencies against those with the temerity to oppose his tyranny.
As reported at the reference, Woodward really sounds frightened:
Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him in an email that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester.
"It makes me very uncomfortable to have the White House telling reporters, 'You're going to regret doing something that you believe in,'" Woodward said.”
On the other hand, there ARE major differences between Barack Obama and Richard Nixon: although that listed below does not tend to reassure the wary:
Richard Nixon, though a despicable and corrupt politician, was NOT a communist and did NOT have access to drones!
Maybe Tricky Dick was not so bad after all?
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/bob-woodward-obama-sequester-white-house-reporting-price-politics-2013-2#ixzz2ME3FGlr7