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  • Aired:  02/28/13
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The Obama administration engages in a war of words with legendary Washington Post word warrior Bob Woodward. (5:17)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW." MY SAME IN JON STEWART.

DOES THAT LOOK LIKE ANYTHING IN I TRIED TO DRAW A CARTOON.

OW INDEED.

WE HAVE A NICE ONE TONIGHT.

JOINING US TONIGHT FROM THE MSNBC CABLE NEWS NETWORK WE HAVE A BASKET OF GRADUATE DEGREES.

ACTUALLY IT'S RACHEL MADDOW WHO HAS A DEGREE.

SHE HAS EARNED THEM.

EARNED THEM.

NOT LIKE ME WITH THE HONORARY DOCTORATE ALTHOUGH I STILL OPERATE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

ONE DAY I WON'T KILL ONE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

FOLKS, NEXT MONTH MARKS THE TENTH AND -- ANNIVERSARY OF THE IRAQI WAR.

WHAT DO YOU GET THE PAPER, SPHWHOOD THIS MIGHT BE REGRET.

HOW DO YOU START IT BY STARTING ANOTHER WAR.

>> THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE IS ENGAGED IN A WAR OF WORDS WITH "WASHINGTON POST" REPORTER BOB

WOODWARD OVER THE ORIGIN OF THE SPENDING CUTS.

>> Jon: OH, A WAR OF WORDS AS LONG AS ONE OF THOSE WORDS ISN'T DRONE, REALLY THAT'S THE KIND OF

WAR YOU CAN GET INTO WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION.

WHY WOULD YOU WORD WAR WITH A LEDGE GEND DAIRY WORD WARRIOR LIKE WOODWARD?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[LAUGHTER]

HAIRBALL.

[ LAUGHTER ]

WOODWARD, OF COURSE IS THE HAND SOME REDFORD HALF OF WOODWARD AND BERN STYNE.

IT GOES BACK WHEN HE SAID THE WHITE HOUSE MOVED THE GOAL POST ON THE CURRENT SEQUESTER

PROCEEDINGS BY SUGGESTING TAX INCREASES INLEW OF CUTS.

THE REPUBLICANS AGREED TO SPENDING CUTS.

A FAIR ACCOUNTING OF OVERALL DEBT WOULD ALLOW THEM -- SO THE NOTION THAT OBAMA WAS MOVING THE

GOAL POST WAS LESS ACCURATE THAT -- SORRY.

WANTED TO WAKE YOU GUYS BACK UP.

[LAUGHTER]

APOLOGIZE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

THAT'S ACTUALLY AS FAR AS WE GOT EVEN WRITING FRANKLY.

IT WAS -- [SNORING]

[LAUGHTER]

IT WAS AFTER THAT ARTICLE THAT WOODWARD RECEIVED A RATHER CURIOUS E-MAIL.

>> AND IT WAS SAID TO ME IN AN E-MAIL BY A TOP --

>> WHAT WAS IT?

>> IT WAS SAID VERY CLEARLY YOU WILL REGRET DOING THIS.

>> YOU WON'T BE THREATEN BUD A SENIOR OFFICIAL.

YOU'VE GONE THROUGH WORSE THAN THIS.

>> Jon: (bleep) GOT REAL MOTHER (bleep).

[ LAUGHTER ]

YOU'LL REGRET THIS.

[LAUGHTER]

THESE ADMINISTRATION CHICAGO-STYLE THUGS STORM ARMING A FORMERLY YOUNG REPORTER LIKE

THIS, IF ONLY WE HAD THE E-MAILS.

OH, WHERE ARE YOU?

PERHAPS IF I SAW JULIAN ASSANGE'S NAME THREE TIMES THEY'LL APPEAR.

ASSANGE, ASSANGEASSANGE.

>> WE HAVE THE COPY OF E-MAIL.

>> Jon: IT TURNS OUT IT WAS SENT TO HIM BY NOTED GANGSTER SENIOR ECONOMIC ADVISER GENE

SPERLING OR MEAN GENE AS NO ONE HAS EVER CALLED HIM.

[LAUGHTER]

WE'RE GOING TO READ THE E-MAILS.

IF THERE ARE CHILDREN IN THE ROOM, I WOULD ASK YOU TO HAVE THEM LEAVE.

MY GUESS IS THEY'LL THINK IT'S PRETTY LAME SPERLING WRITES, APOLOGIZE FOR RAISING MY VOICE

IN OUR CONVERSATION TODAY.

>> Jon: INTERESTING TACTIC.

BEGIN YOUR THREAT WITH AN APOLOGY.

>> I DO TRULY BELIEVE YOU SHOULD RETHINK YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT SAYING THE POTUS IS MOVING THE

GOAL POSTS, I KNOW YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME BUT AS A FRIEND I THINK YOU'LL REGRET MAKING THAT CLAIM.

>> Jon: THAT'S LA COSA NOTHING.

WOODWARD IF YOU SEE I AGAIN, I'LL WAVE TO YOU BECAUSE WE'RE GOOD FRIENDS.

>> Jon: THAT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE A THREAT TO ME AND I'M A COWARD.

I'M SURE IN HIS RETURN E-MAIL HE DISCUSS DISAPPOINTMENT WITH THIS BULLYING TACTIC.

>> GENE, DO YOU NOT EVER HAVE TO APOLOGIZE TO ME.

>> Jon:

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