MSNBC's Mitchell on Woodward Fiasco: 'WH Has To Be Able To Take Criticism;' 'Not Enough Tough Reporting'

Joe Schoffstall
By Joe Schoffstall | February 28, 2013 | 1:38 PM EST

Bob Woodward found an unlikely defender in the whirlwind that followed his recent comments that the White House warned he'd regret coming out against the Obama Administration on the sequester; that person is MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell.

Today, Mitchell stated that the White House has to learn to take criticism and to not be so aggressive in pushing back. She added there is not enough tough reporting these days in Washington.

"The bottom line is the White House has to be able to take criticism and not be so aggressive in pushing back. In fact, frankly, there isn't enough tough reporting in Washington these days", Mitchell said on Morning Joe.

However, several 'reporters' rushed to discredit Woodward after his comments.