Skip to comments.Associated Press Will Not Attends Off-the-Record DOJ Session (Holder PR Fiasco)
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 Generals 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 Generals 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 ...
On the record an televised.
It’s the least they can do...so they did it.
The AP should go and take a telephone to broadcast the event.
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.
An attack of ethics by the NYT and the AP? Nah, they were afraid of the catcalls from the blogosphere if they knuckled under.
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’.
Oh my. The New York Times AND the Associated Press.
Oh my. The New York Times AND the Associated Press.
Off the record ....
I hope this snowballs to the point that Holder will have no choice but to agree to a live broadcast Q&A.
Excellent idea, but the media is to stupid to think of it and to cowardly to do it.
Here’s my alternative suggestion - just lie to him.
Will the big 3 Obama worshiping networks attend, dutifully licking Obama and Holder’s boots?
If Holder throws in a package of Obama cookies I’ll bet the AP would change their mind
On the other hand, they’re so desperate for love, they might just let James O’Keefe in wearing a purple velour suit.
I have to repeat what a number of FReepers on this post have said, in disbelief...”OFF THE RECORD”...WTF, over?
Well, OK, maybe “Your master has summoned you” might have been coming on a bit too strong. BTT
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.
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.
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 Rosens 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 Holders 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 were going to look at the record, lets look at it in its totality, Holder contended.
The DOJ had initially refused to turn over the documents, contending they didnt 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 DOJs dismissal of claims in that case.
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?
Can you make it #offthetoe tag?
On the other hand, theyre so desperate for love, they might just let James OKeefe in wearing a purple velour suit.
Borrowed from Michelle.
No no. On the record would mean that Eric is accountable for the things he says. Can’t have that.
Boy, that transparency is getting just a little murky.
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."
Has Fox News been invited?
Its the least they can do...so they did it.
I wish that weren't so funny, gorush.
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.
"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... ;-)
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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.
Sure, we will attend with a freaking tape recorder!
Give them as much respect as they give, as in, NONE!
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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?
>> Whats with this off the record CRAP?
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...