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The Obama administration objecting to critical reporting of it.
Speaking on the radio today former Clinton advisor Lanny Davis said that while he was writing a column -- editor was threatened by the Obama administration.
He received a phone call from the senior Obama White House official who didn't like some of my columns you know on the supporter of and I couldn't imagine why this call is made.
And immediately threatened and the word Irish.
Told was avert threatened by this editor that if -- continued to write my columns he wouldn't move under its -- through loose there right at credential.
Joining us now from Washington is mr.
Davis of first of all what do you think teed off the Obama administration what did you write about them.
You know went back to read my columns 95%.
Of them were supporting President Obama.
I'm guessing that I criticized at times their handling of stories the crisis management side.
The communication shop and I think that might have gotten into the skin of the person who made the phone call.
Now -- who is a White House guidance threaten the better.
So I can't tell you that because -- editor when he called me he said I have to ask you to honor the request that you never mention the name of the person called because he said it was off the record.
I thought I so editor and -- -- -- -- So the let me get this straight your editor agreed.
To be threatened.
-- publicize who was doing a threat.
Edit that's out right it is an opt in that is not our right to me -- -- not everybody can -- -- 35 years -- I don't I don't give anybody off the record credence and they're gonna threaten me you know I'm talking about.
Well he asked me to keep that anonymous I've got on I called them tell you are -- all manner.
You're -- Clinton White House I mean did they did the same thing bill and Hillary I don't like people.
Criticizing them good day.
Look there's nothing wrong with pushing back is Ed Henry said and I don't think Gene Sperling I I accept your interpretation intended it to be a threat.
But he should have been on the White House lawn yesterday saying you know -- use the word you're gonna regret it.
I respect Bob Woodward he's a great reporter we have a disagreement and I apologize if it was in this interpretation the story I wouldn't be on tonight that they had done it yesterday.
But waiting is another example of crisis mismanagement.
But it's more than that plot goes in twitters that.
Would we -- -- has.
He can't monitor that.
Did -- plot is a pro why in God's name would he take on an icon.
One of the great reporters of our age is still doing all right did I don't know why did -- -- it that you guys who question.
-- dodged my question very neatly Atlantic but you know you can't slip by -- Bill and Hillary Clinton if they criticize that dominated the same thing.
OK -- bill and Hillary Clinton as far as I know.
Never threatened -- reporter they were unhappy with critical reporting every White House's Reagan Carter.
Clinton bush did this in light hasn't loves that we let us reporters but I'd -- was aware of anybody being threatened.
And I accept Gene Sperling its explanation didn't intend that but no idea what you really Clinton you don't really get anything like that.
-- do you believe based on your personal experience that the Obama administration is more sensitive.
Then the other people and over reacts.
To media criticism do you believe that.
Now there -- no different than any other White House which is sensitive to criticism and sometimes as individuals acting stupidly this one individual called my editor.
-- some very serious threats against me professionally.
I've called several people at the White House and 48 hours later I was told it's over it will never happen again.
But you still protect and -- weasel.
I have two under the obligate abdomen arrogantly as -- theater.
Well I -- cause somebody else tell us -- but he doesn't have them call me.
OK I Lanny that you -- -- new book prices tells them beyond next -- site pointer and a guy today.
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