The White House is in a fight with Bob Woodward! No, it isn't 1972. Woodward, one of the Washington Post journalists who famously broke the Watergate scandal, has apparently written a few columns that the Obama administration isn't too happy about.
It's all about the sequester and tax revenues and a bunch of other stuff, and then a senior White House official told Woodward he'd "regret" what he wrote. The seasoned journalist saw as a threatâ€”some think he's being dramatic.
Threats or no threats, that email from economic adviser Gene Sperling is concerning, but not for the reason you'd expect.
"Bob: I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today," he beings. "My bad."
His bad? This guy is advising Obama on economic matters on the heels of the worst economic recession since the Great Depression. "I agree there are more than one side to our disagreement, but again think this latter issue is different," Sperling writes at the end. "Not out to argue and argue on this latter point. Just my sincere advice. Your call obviously."
We get that emails generally use more casual language, but this is a White House official writing to a very important journalist. Sperling also knew (or should've) that Woodward might publish their exchange, and yet he still wrote it like your little brother who just got his learner's permit. Awesome!
[via Atlantic Wire]