Mediaite captured a revealing moment today on CNN. As anchor Carol Costello hosted a segment on the senior White House aide recently fired for — not making this up — inappropriate tweets, she admitted that the Obama administration has no problem getting “nasty” with reporters who dare to report any negative story about Obama.

Costello agreed with panelist Jason Johnson that the Obama administration can be thin-skinned, and said that “President Obama’s people can be quite nasty. They don’t like you to say anything bad about their boss, and they’re not afraid to use whatever means they have at hand to stop you from doing that, including threatening your job.”

Video at the link.

This may explain a lot about the past several years, and especially the last year. How many reporters who may have wanted to report on Fast and Furious, Benghazi and any number of stories that cast Obama in a bad light have been intimidated and threatened out of pursuing those stories?

Not everyone is as courageous as Sharyl Attkisson at CBS. If you’re a reporter looking into, say, what Obama was really doing on the night of the Benghazi attack, you’re likely to run into these “nasty” Obama people.

Exit question: Was Candy Crowley intimidated into bailing Obama out in that presidential debate, or was she a volunteer?