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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostSep-5 9:41 AM 
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Woodward had one Deep Throat during Watergate. He had dozens of them to write this book. I imagine when Woodward told Trump he had hundreds of hours of tapes, a chill went down his spine. Still, Trump and the admin are following their typical playbook: denial, attacking Woodward (LOL @calling him a Dem operative. That would be a surprise to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama).

Brian Stelter:

the noise machine is really cranking up to challenge Bob Woodward's book "Fear." But the book is about something fundamental, something that's hard for the pro-Trump media to fully counter. It's about whether Trump is fit for office. The book is full of reasons to doubt his fitness. And it details a White House that isn't just dysfunctional, but is downright broken. Here's the very latest...

 -- "Fear" was #12 on Amazon BEFORE WaPo and CNN published excerpts around 11:15am Tuesday. By 5pm, the book was firmly #1, and it's not going to budge for days...

 -- The publication date is still 9/11... Simon & Schuster is enjoying the pre-order spike...

 -- So far there's been no known threat of legal action from Trumpworld, but I'm on the lookout because that's what happened with "Fire and Fury" and "Unhinged..."

 -- All three books "tell basically the same story, it's just that Woodward has by far the most credibility of those three," Chris Hayes said on MSNBC. "It's basically an 'even worse than you thought' sort of theme..."

 -- For the time being, Trump is trying a "fake news" defense, claiming (without a shred of evidence) that Woodward might have made up the stories in the book...

 -- Will "he made it up!" really work against one of the most-respected, well-known reporters in the country? Maybe...

 -- WaPo's Josh Dawsey tweeted: "Of 13 current and former White House officials I spoke to today, seven said they spoke to Bob Woodward for his book..."

 >> WaPo's Wednesday story says Trump is "furious" and "particularly paranoid" right now. And as CNN's Kaitlan Collins reported earlier, he's irritated that his aides turned down Woodward's requests to interview him.

If you haven't listened to Woodward's recording of his 8/14 phone call with Trump, listen to/read it here. And think about this: Trump evidently thought he could single-handedly turn "Fear" into a positive, "accurate" book by talking to Woodward.

From the call, a Trump quote for the ages: "Accurate is that nobody's ever done a better job than I'm doing as President. That I can tell you. So that's -- And that's the way a lot of people feel that know what's going on, and you'll see that over the years. But a lot of people feel that, Bob."

 
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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostSep-5 9:42 AM 
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more from Brian Stelter's Reliable Sources newsletter:

There was something special about listening to Carl Bernstein analyze Woodward's bombshells on CNN on Tuesday.

Bernstein's main point to Anderson Cooper: "Yes, there's been reporting on this, a good deal of it. But now we have a coherent, indisputable narrative that is absolutely chilling in the following way: The people closest to the president of the United States, in his W.H. and in his administration, are saying that they see their job as protecting the United States FROM the president of the United States. That he is a danger to the republic. That is the text of this book. Every meeting that Bob writes about, that is the subtext. And it's not just a sentence here or somebody calling somebody an idiot there, it is detail piled upon detail..."

 >> Bernstein also vouched for Woodward's reporting talent as only Bernstein could do. "This is an irrefutable picture, because of Bob Woodward's methodology," he told Brooke Baldwin earlier in the day...
 

Robert Costa and Philip Rucker published the first excerpts in a WaPo story. CNN's Jeremy Herb, Jamie Gangel and Dan Merica followed with another eye-popping story just a few minutes later. Together, the two story formed the basis for a full day of news coverage, criticism, denials, etc.

Gangel made this point on "AC360:" Woodward had "dozens of sources," dozens of so-called deep throats. "He has hundreds of hours of taped interviews, almost every interview was taped... So people may be denying things now for their own reason. Maybe they're denying it because they do consider themselves 'the thin blue line,' and they feel that it's more important that they be in the job. But there are tapes." 

 
 

 
From: Lyndy (Lyndy7) DelphiPlus Member IconSep-14 7:36 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 5) 
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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostSep-14 9:06 AM 
To: Lyndy (Lyndy7) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 5) 
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thanks, Lyndy!

 
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From: Lyndy (Lyndy7) DelphiPlus Member IconSep-14 10:59 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 5) 
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you are welcome Marci! It is a new folder, you are welcome to enter or start any new conversation you wish all sides are welcome!

 

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