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Associated Press Will Not Attends Off-the-Record DOJ Session (Holder PR Fiasco)
Politico ^ | Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | Dylan Byers

Posted on 05/29/2013 4:18:42 PM PDT by kristinn

The Associated Press says it will not attend this week's off-the-record meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder unless the Justice Department decides to change its mind and conduct the meeting on the record.

"We believe the meeting should be on the record and we have said that to the Attorney General’s office. If it is on the record, AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll will attend. If it is not on the record, AP will not attend and instead will offer our views on how the regulations should be updated in an open letter," AP spokesperson Erin Madigan said in a statement sent to POLITICO. "We would expect AP attorneys to be included in any planned meetings between the Attorney General’s office and media lawyers on the legal specifics."

The AP's decision comes over an hour after The New York Times announced that it would not be attending the meeting, citing concerns about the DOJ's off-the-record provision.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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1 posted on 05/29/2013 4:18:42 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

On the record an televised.


2 posted on 05/29/2013 4:20:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kristinn

It’s the least they can do...so they did it.


3 posted on 05/29/2013 4:21:45 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: kristinn

The AP should go and take a telephone to broadcast the event.


4 posted on 05/29/2013 4:22:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn

Go to the press conferenced. Announce that you don’t accept the rules and that anything Holder says they will print.|

Then film security tossing them out and put it in Youtube.


5 posted on 05/29/2013 4:22:27 PM PDT by DManA
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To: kristinn

An attack of ethics by the NYT and the AP? Nah, they were afraid of the catcalls from the blogosphere if they knuckled under.


6 posted on 05/29/2013 4:23:42 PM PDT by abb
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To: kristinn

What’s with this ‘off the record’ CRAP? 0bama also had an ‘off the record’ meeting with the Press recently. WTF is going on? Prosecute these criminal thugs. We want a government accountable to us and Congress, not ‘off the record’.


7 posted on 05/29/2013 4:24:18 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: kristinn

Oh my. The New York Times AND the Associated Press.


8 posted on 05/29/2013 4:25:18 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DManA
Then film security tossing them out and put it in Youtube.

I was just coming up with a similar thought myself.
9 posted on 05/29/2013 4:25:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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10 posted on 05/29/2013 4:25:52 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: kristinn

Oh my. The New York Times AND the Associated Press.


11 posted on 05/29/2013 4:25:57 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kristinn

Off the record ....


12 posted on 05/29/2013 4:26:07 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: kristinn

I hope this snowballs to the point that Holder will have no choice but to agree to a live broadcast Q&A.


13 posted on 05/29/2013 4:27:21 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: DManA

Excellent idea, but the media is to stupid to think of it and to cowardly to do it.


14 posted on 05/29/2013 4:28:03 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

Here’s my alternative suggestion - just lie to him.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3025162/posts?page=6#6


15 posted on 05/29/2013 4:29:11 PM PDT by DManA
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To: kristinn

Will the big 3 Obama worshiping networks attend, dutifully licking Obama and Holder’s boots?


16 posted on 05/29/2013 4:31:22 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kristinn

If Holder throws in a package of Obama cookies I’ll bet the AP would change their mind


17 posted on 05/29/2013 4:32:34 PM PDT by BRL
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To: mardi59

On the other hand, they’re so desperate for love, they might just let James O’Keefe in wearing a purple velour suit.


18 posted on 05/29/2013 4:33:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kristinn

I have to repeat what a number of FReepers on this post have said, in disbelief...”OFF THE RECORD”...WTF, over?


19 posted on 05/29/2013 4:35:30 PM PDT by IrishPennant (All warfare is based on deception.)
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To: kristinn

Well, OK, maybe “Your master has summoned you” might have been coming on a bit too strong. BTT


20 posted on 05/29/2013 4:35:54 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: IrishPennant

That does it. I’m gonna try to start a twitter #offtherecord tag. Ya know for people to post their off the record thoughts on Holder.


21 posted on 05/29/2013 4:39:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kristinn

Thanks for posting. The earlier read I did on the story appeared to be a blog and I couldn’t tell whether it was true. Politico’s bias is toward the left so I trust this one.


22 posted on 05/29/2013 4:40:03 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: All
The AP and the NYT need to task their top investigative reporters to determine whether Holder:(1) lied to the judge to get search warrants; (2) lied to the Congress when he said he had nothing to do with it;(3) falsified offical DOJ documents; (4) "pencil-whipped" official documents (signed off having no clear evidence of wrongdoing)

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REFERENCE--Frontpage Magazine--FR posted

Last Friday, NBC News reported that the DOJ promised to review its policies regarding the seizure of information from reporters, even as it acknowledged that the search warrant issued for Rosen’s material was approved “at the highest levels” of the Department, including “discussions” with Holder.

Documents obtained in 2012 by Judicial Watch, pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, revealed that top political appointees at the DOJ were intimately involved in the decision to drop the voter intimidation lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party (NBPP).

That information conflicts with Holder’s testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies on March 1, 2011. “The decisions made in the New Black Panther Party case were made by career attorneys in the department. And beyond that, you know, if we’re going to look at the record, let’s look at it in its totality,” Holder contended.

The DOJ had initially refused to turn over the documents, contending they didn’t show “any political interference whatsoever.”

Judge Reggie B. Walton in Washington, D.C. District Court disagreed. Allowing the release of the documents on July 23, 2012, he declared that they “reveal that political appointees within DOJ were conferring about the status and resolution of the New Black Panther Party case in the days preceding the DOJ’s dismissal of claims in that case.

23 posted on 05/29/2013 4:40:10 PM PDT by Liz
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To: kristinn
Another thread on this subject quotes Brad Woodhouse, Communications Director for the DNC, along with this FR response to his statement that any who did not attend the meeting, as proposed by the Justice Department, would forfeit their "right" to "gripe."

Mr. Woodhouse, your ignorance of your country's Constitution is astounding and shameful!

The "press" does not forfeit its right to "gripe" by not jumping through any hoops devised by any government official or combination of government officials!

The First Amendment to the Constitution is the law which "shields" the press, leaving it free to "gripe" all it wishes to gripe. No other law is needed. America's wise Founders believed that citizen liberty was safer in the hands of an unfettered press than in the hands of government officials.

"It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others; or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own. It behooves him, too, in his own case, to give no example of concession, betraying the common right of independent opinion . . . ." --Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Rush, 1803.

"The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." --Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1787.

Did your NC History teachers not include these ideas of freedom in your high school or college courses?

24 posted on 05/29/2013 4:51:33 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: cripplecreek

Can you make it #offthetoe tag?


25 posted on 05/29/2013 4:51:55 PM PDT by IrishPennant (All warfare is based on deception.)
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To: cripplecreek

On the other hand, they’re so desperate for love, they might just let James O’Keefe in wearing a purple velour suit.

*****

Borrowed from Michelle.


26 posted on 05/29/2013 4:52:01 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: kristinn

No no. On the record would mean that Eric is accountable for the things he says. Can’t have that.


27 posted on 05/29/2013 4:54:38 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: kristinn

Boy, that transparency is getting just a little murky.


28 posted on 05/29/2013 5:01:32 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obma; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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Politico will attend:

POLITICO editor-in-chief John Harris will attend this week's private meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder, even as both The New York Times and the Associated Press announced Wednesday that they would boycott meeting because it is going to be conducted on an off-the-record basis.

"As editor in chief, I routinely have off-the-record conversations with people who have questions or grievances about our coverage or our newsgathering practices. I feel anyone--whether an official or ordinary reader--should be able to have an unguarded conversation with someone in a position of accountability for a news organization when there is good reason," Harris, who was invited to represent POLITICO at the meeting, said in an email.

"By the same token, I sometimes initiate such conversations when I have concerns about access or other matters that affect newsgathering," he wrote. "This meeting was at DoJ's initiative. Although the circumstances of this meeting have drawn wide notice, I do not see them as falling outside the usual practices I follow as editor."

SNIP

29 posted on 05/29/2013 5:15:00 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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The Huffington Post says it will boycott the off-the-record meeting.
30 posted on 05/29/2013 5:22:03 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

Has Fox News been invited?


31 posted on 05/29/2013 5:24:09 PM PDT by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: gorush
It’s the least they can do...so they did it.

I wish that weren't so funny, gorush.

32 posted on 05/29/2013 5:37:32 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: joseph20

Politico, Salon and media matters will be there. Of course No-see-um Injustice dept. Will have already fed set up questions to media matters to keep the script followed.

I say boycott it then ambush the whores in print that do show up and play along as the mouth pieces of Nero that they are.


33 posted on 05/29/2013 5:41:03 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: kristinn

34 posted on 05/29/2013 5:55:43 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: kristinn
Statists are so ignorant - like Lucy talking Charlie Brown into kicking the football.

"The AP's decision comes over an hour after The New York Times announced that it would not be attending the meeting, citing concerns about the DOJ's off-the-record provision."

Translated, if you leak any info, we ALREADY know ALL of your sources... ;-)

35 posted on 05/29/2013 6:39:54 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see)
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To: blueyon; LucyT; pax_et_bonum; autumnraine; maggief; Silentgypsy; thouworm; AllAmericanGirl44; ...
AP declines. Well just dayum. Wonder why.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise. Thanks.


36 posted on 05/29/2013 6:50:29 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: kristinn
Sworn in and under oath.


38 posted on 05/29/2013 6:59:06 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks kristinn.

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39 posted on 05/29/2013 7:11:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: kristinn
Holder is the Himmler of the domestic CPUSA.

A brutal enforcer and henchman of the marxist enemy within going back to the arch criminal Klintoon administration, big fro Holder thinks he is invincible against whitey and the the Constitution and will be in your face about it.

Tick tock.

40 posted on 05/29/2013 7:13:54 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: kristinn

Sure, we will attend with a freaking tape recorder!

Give them as much respect as they give, as in, NONE!


41 posted on 05/29/2013 7:16:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kristinn

John Harris is married to ANN O’HANLON

Director of Communications Ann O’Hanlon joined the Office of Special Counsel in 2011. She was the executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia from 2003 to 2007. Prior to that, she was a reporter and national political researcher for the Washington Post. She was a Peace Corps forestry volunteer in Ecuador and is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

Who We Are
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency. Our basic authorities come from four federal statutes: the Civil Service Reform Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act, the Hatch Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).


42 posted on 05/29/2013 7:33:26 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

What happened to the most transparent administration in history? None of these news organizations should attend. Just let Eric address an empty room since its off the record who will know?


43 posted on 05/29/2013 7:40:32 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

>> What’s with this ‘off the record’ CRAP?

Exactly.


44 posted on 05/29/2013 7:41:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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CNN also boycotting the off-the-record meeting.
45 posted on 05/30/2013 5:32:45 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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"We believe the meeting should be on the record and we have said that to the Attorney General’s office. If it is on the record, AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll will attend. If it is not on the record, AP will not attend and instead will offer our views on how the regulations should be updated in an open letter,"

It's so cool to feel pride in the American press again... even if it's only going to be for a short period of time...

46 posted on 05/30/2013 6:13:44 AM PDT by GOPJ (Swedes bring their cars..savages their flames..burning cars a metaphor. D. Greenfield)
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