Unreasonable Words: Woodward Non-news News

Screen Shot 2013-03-02 at 8.17.51 PMAlthough I live in DC, I somehow missed the non-threat, threat “dust up” between the White House and Bob Woodward. Christopher Zara on IB Times anatomizes it amusingly, without quite avoiding the trap that he deplores.

http://www.ibtimes.com/bob-woodward-sideshow-distracts-us-sequester-exactly-what-obama-wants-1109066

Do you follow politics? Maybe you only think you do.

If we can learn anything from Bob Woodward’s strangely compelling kerfuffle with the White House this week, it’s that we may not be as politically well-versed as we think we are.

The legendary journalist and Washington Post reporter created what he now refers to as a “sideshow” after implying that he’d been threatened by a senior White House aide.

A classic Washington bit of media/politics hall of mirrors.

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