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US President Barack Obama answers a question about sequestration at the White House in Washington on March 1, 2013 following a meeting with US Speaker of the House John Boehner and Congressional leaders. Obama branded the automatic budget cuts about to slam into the US economy as 'dumb' and 'unnecessary' but blamed Republicans for the failure to avert them.'These cuts will hurt our economy, will cost us jobs and to set it right both sides need to be able to compromise,' Obama said, on the day $85 billion in cuts go into force after lawmakers failed to reach a deficit-cutting deal. (Getty Images)

While Bob Woodward is being dragged across the coals by the liberal left after publicly acknowledging "threats" from the Obama White House, more reporters are coming forward to corroborate his story.

Via the NYPost (an article aptly titled "Beat The Press"):

Finally, this week, reporters are pushing back. Even Jonathan Alter — who frequently appears on the Obama-friendly MSNBC — came forward to say he, too, had been treated horribly by the administration for writing something they didn’t like.

“There is a kind of threatening tone that, from time to time — not all the time — comes out of these guys,” Alter said this week. During the 2008 campaign swing through Berlin, Alter said that future White House press secretary Robert Gibbs disinvited him from a dinner between Obama and the press corps over it.

“I was told ‘Don’t come,’ in a fairly abusive e-mail,” he said. “[It] made what Gene Sperling wrote [to Woodward] look like patty-cake.”

“I had a young reporter asking tough, important questions of an Obama Cabinet secretary,” says one DC veteran. “She was doing her job, and they were trying to bully her. In an e-mail, they called her the vilest names — bitch, c--t, a--hole.” He complained and was told the matter would be investigated: “They were hemming and hawing, saying, ‘We’ll look into it.’ Nothing happened.”

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