Today’s Marxist Moron is Dennis Rodman

Donald Douglas highlights Dennis Rodman and his trip to North Korea, where, of course, he played useful idiot

from Jonathan Kay, at the National Post, “A look inside the monstrous North Korean gulag system that Dennis Rodman will never see“:

Dennis Rodman — former basketball player, pro wrestler, cross-dresser, boyfriend to Madonna, B-movie performer and reality-show star — is man who will play to any audience. That apparently includes North Korea’s government, the world’s last truly totalitarian regime.

This week, Rodman was in Pyongyang shooting hoops with local teenagers, and providing state media with propaganda fodder as he made the tour of communist shrines. It is all part of a vaguely defined “basketball diplomacy” TV project, and Rodman is Tweeting the usual bromides expected of celebrities out of their depth, such as “Looking forward to sitting down with [leader] Kim Jong Un. I love the people of North Korea.”

Rodman’s ignorant inanities (another Tweet declared “Maybe I’ll run into the Gangnam Style dude while I’m here”) are especially insulting to victims of North Korea’s gulags — whom Rodman will never meet or see, and whose very existence is denied by the North Korean regime. Just this week, as Rodman was being led around by his North Korean hosts, a new satellite-imagery analysis released by the Committee of Human Rights in North Korea showed that the regime is expanding its gulag network dramatically, even as it struggles to ward off another round of mass national starvation.

The term “gulag” is thrown around liberally in the post-Soviet era to describe any sort of remote prison facility. But the North Korean gulags are the real Siberian-styled deal: sprawling work camps where political prisoners spend years being tortured and worked to death. Only a few dozen former gulag prisoners have made it out of the country, and it is only thanks to their eyewitness reports that we know anything about life in these medieval prison camps.

Communist nations have done this to many idiots, so Rodman is not alone. He is just too stupid to realize  he is being used. Soert of reminds you of Obama voters doesn’t it? Or people like Donna Brazille, who is supposed to be an expert on matters political. Sadly, Brazille, a BIG supporter of Obamacare, is shocked that her insurance premiums are, well, kinda high. Liberals are naive, and easily led astray it seems. See what feeling and emoting your way through life gets you? It gets you addicted to false promises from the Democratic Party. False promises that hurt, rather than help you.

And, if you ever fail to please your Liberal masters? Well, just ask Bob Woodward how that works out

Yesterday’s big story was the release of Bob Woodward’s email communication with Gene Sperling, the top White House advisor who allegedly threatened Woodward if he continued to challenge the administration on the sequester. It turns out that there’s plenty of room of debate on the nature of the “threat,” but the real story isn’t this or that statement about “you will regret this,” but the fanatic response of the administration’s defenders among the mainstream press corps. It’s like a palace guard, and is truly bizarre. I won’t link epic asshole John Cook at Gawker, but that’s his clown Photoshop, via Memeorandum. But here’s Excitable Andy, FWIW, “Bob Woodward, Demonstrable Liar.” And see Michael Stickings’ perfect encapsulation of partisan hackery in his attack on Woodward’s alleged partisan hackery, “The shameless hackery of Bob Woodward.”

Yes, the Left says they care about people, until people cross them, or dare to think for themselves.

Obama Regime Accused Of Threatening Journalists Who Challenge Dear Leader’s Policies (Audio / Video)

Bob Woodward: ‘Very Senior’ White House Official Warned Me I’d ‘Regret’ Attacking Obama Over The Sequester – The Blaze

Appearing on CNN Wednesday, the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward said a “very senior person” at the White House warned him that he would “regret doing this,” referring to his outspoken criticism of President Barack Obama’s handling of the impending forced cuts known as the sequester.

“I think they’re confused,” Woodward told CNN host Wolf Blitzer. Woodward apparently went on to criticize Obama further over the sequester the same day he received the warning from the White House.

“It makes me very uncomfortable for the White House to be telling reporters, you are going to ‘regret’ doing something that you believe in,” he added. “It’s Mickey Mouse.”

CNN invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the offer was declined, Business Insider’s Brett LoGiurato reports. Video via Townhall:

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TheBlaze’s Becket Adams has more details on the feud between Woodward and the White House:

Bob Woodward on Wednesday accused President Barack Obama of acting with a “kind of madness” in his handling of the automatic spending cuts set to take effect Friday.

He continued, turning his attention to the White House’s recent claim that spending cuts would prohibit it from deploying aircraft carriers to the Persian Gulf.

“Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’” Woodward said.

“Or George W. Bush saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need’ or even Bill Clinton saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ as he did when Clinton was president because of some budget document?” he added.

Woodward initially started his fight with the White House after he accused the Obama administration of “moving the goal posts” in its budget negotiations with Republican lawmakers. He also reported in his book, “The Price of Politics,” that the automatic spending cuts were actually Obama’s idea – and now he wants to avoid them at all costs.

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Former Clinton Aide Turned Columnist Says White House Threatened His Publication, Too – Daily Caller

A day after The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward insisted he was “threatened” by a senior White House official, a former Clinton aide turned columnist says his publication was once threatened by the Obama White House as well.

Lanny Davis, formerly a special counsel to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL’s Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor that a White House official once threatened to have The Washington Times’ White House credentials revoked over columns Davis had written.

Davis says his editor “received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn’t like some of my columns, even though I’m a supporter of Obama. I couldn’t imagine why this call was made.”

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The White House aide allegedly told Times editor John Solomon, “that if he continued to run my [Davis'] columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials.”

Last week, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling warned Woodward in an email that the reporter would “regret staking out” the claim that Obama’s “asking for revenues is moving the goal post,” according to copies of the emails obtained by Politico.

Woodward characterized that statement as a threat in interviews on Thursday.

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Ron Fournier: Yeah, I Got The Abusive Treatment From The WH And The Same ‘You Will Regret This’ Threat – Breitbart

Some genius said this last night:

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I think there is a push to kill this story before other reporters realize they have a story if they report their own experiences.
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Now National Journal reporter Ron Fournier – whom I believe to be a liberal in good standing with his paperwork in order – drops this tidbit:

As editor-in-chief of National Journal, I received several e-mails and telephone calls from this White House official filled with vulgarity, abusive language, and virtually the same phrase that Woodward called a veiled threat. “You will regret staking out that claim,” The Washington Post reporter was told.

Once I moved back to daily reporting this year, the badgering intensified. I wrote Saturday night, asking the official to stop e-mailing me. The official wrote, challenging Woodward and my tweet. “Get off your high horse and assess the facts, Ron,” the official wrote.

I wrote back:

“I asked you to stop e-mailing me. All future e-mails from you will be on the record – publishable at my discretion and directly attributed to you. My cell-phone number is… If you should decide you have anything constructive to share, you can try to reach me by phone. All of our conversations will also be on the record, publishable at my discretion and directly attributed to you.” I haven’t heard back from the official. It was a step not taken lightly because the note essentially ended our working relationship.

Given that Woodward is now being called old and brokedown by David Pflouffe, and the Juicebox Mafia has picked up the “senile” message they’re putting out there… I would in fact say efforts are being made to insure Woodward “regrets” having correctly reported Obama’s ownership of the sequester.

Incidentally, credit where credit’s due: Sexton has stayed on this subject – ownership of the sequester – when most people (such as myself) considered it not interesting enough to stay on.

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Flashback To 2009:

Unprecedented: White House Tries To Ban Fox From Press Pool – Doug Ross Journal

Obama Escalates Feud: Administration Attempts To Exclude Fox News from White House Pool – Newsbusters

Documents Show Obama White House Attacked, Excluded Fox News Channel – Judicial Watch

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Bob Woodward: Obama lied about the sequester

He seems to be able to lie with impunity and get a pass. He is slicker than Slick Willie

President Barack Obama and former White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew repeatedly lied by last year by claiming congressional Republicans were responsible for the looming $85 billion cut in the federal budget through sequestration, according to The Washington Post editor Bob Woodward.

Based on interviews with two senior White House aides who were directly involved in budget planning, Obama personally approved Lew’s plan to propose the mandatory trigger to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in July 2011.

A majority of Republicans ultimately voted for the Budget Control Act, which included the sequester.

Obama wanted this so he could play politics and further blame Republicans