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N.Y. Times will not attend DOJ session, citing opposition to off-the-record provision
politico ^ | 5/29 | byers

Posted on 05/29/2013 7:29:27 PM PDT by RummyChick

New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has announced that her paper will not attend an off-the-record session with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the Justice Department's monitoring of reporters, due to the fact that the meeting is to be conducted "off the record."

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KEYWORDS: ap; bigot; contempt; criminal; doj; holder; liar; obama; perjury; racist; rosen; threatmatrix
And neither will AP
1 posted on 05/29/2013 7:29:27 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I think someone needs to agree and secretly film it.


2 posted on 05/29/2013 7:30:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RummyChick

It’s probably some kind of trap, or he’s going to make them an offer they can’t refuse, something like that.


3 posted on 05/29/2013 7:31:49 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

They probably went to the off the record meeting with Carney...so..I think this means Holder is about to go.


4 posted on 05/29/2013 7:32:53 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: jiggyboy

5 posted on 05/29/2013 7:36:10 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: RummyChick

They should just call it a “talking points” meeting.


6 posted on 05/29/2013 7:36:33 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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7 posted on 05/29/2013 7:39:18 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: RummyChick

We did nothing wrong...off the record.


8 posted on 05/29/2013 7:43:52 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: RummyChick

You dirty rat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV-U1DJxsAM


9 posted on 05/29/2013 7:46:13 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: RummyChick
"New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has announced that her paper will not attend an off-the-record session with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the Justice Department's monitoring of reporters, due to the fact that the meeting is to be conducted "off the record." NY Times was already furnished with an advanced copy of the PowerPoint presentation."
10 posted on 05/29/2013 7:46:47 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: RummyChick

If it is off the record no one should show up.


11 posted on 05/29/2013 7:46:58 PM PDT by kempster
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To: RummyChick

The Times showing some professionalism and integrity? This must be a joke.


12 posted on 05/29/2013 7:47:28 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: RummyChick

MSNBC people will bring their knee pads


13 posted on 05/29/2013 7:47:37 PM PDT by molson209
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OMG, the integrity!!!


14 posted on 05/29/2013 7:47:44 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
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15 posted on 05/29/2013 7:50:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RummyChick

I guess the Times and AP will join Atkisson as “being unreasonable” eh?


16 posted on 05/29/2013 7:54:02 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: Huskrrrr

An excellent observation. If they have done nothing wrong, if Holder is proud to describe and defend the DoJs actions, why would this meeting need to be off the record?


17 posted on 05/29/2013 7:55:22 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: Cyman

The Times showing some professionalism and integrity? This must be a joke.


I don’t believe that integrity has anything to do with it.

The media is in the administrations pocket. This is a “show” to lead us to believe differently.

The media wants us to trust them again, the administration needs us to trust the media, so why not set up a little tiff for us to enjoy?


18 posted on 05/29/2013 7:56:30 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: RummyChick

This is actually huge...


19 posted on 05/29/2013 7:57:06 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: RummyChick

The last one was nothing but an opportunity for Carney to practice fielding questions before going live with a news conference.


20 posted on 05/29/2013 8:03:05 PM PDT by fso301
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To: jiggyboy

It’s probably some kind of trap, or he’s going to make them an offer they can’t refuse, something like that.


It’s a butt kissing session and Team Kenya don’t want their kissing on the record. So they arrange a field trip to the DOJ to make the press feel special, face time with AG, refreshments, etc.


21 posted on 05/29/2013 8:04:03 PM PDT by lodi90
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Note to self: Do not EVER stop to read a thread during fast moving stories.

Having said that, NYT earned caps for this ping ONLT.

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22 posted on 05/29/2013 8:09:45 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: ez

“This is actually huge...”

Yes, it is. If holder has lost the clinton working press, he is done. Stick a fork in him.


23 posted on 05/29/2013 8:14:02 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

Anyone ever notice how close the T is to the Y on your keyboard? I mean like seriously.


24 posted on 05/29/2013 8:17:18 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: RummyChick
New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has announced that her paper will not attend an off-the-record session with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the Justice Department's monitoring of reporters, due to the fact that the meeting is to be conducted "off the record."

I checked the article at the link. They really won't attend the off-the-record session because it is "off the record." Why is off-the-record in quotes?

Has being off the record ever stop them from reporting something before?

25 posted on 05/29/2013 8:20:36 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (A bad hair day is not a mental issue, or is it?)
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To: KittenClaws

I’m thinking the same thing.

If they had journalistic integrity, they’d show up and then print what was discussed front, center, above the fold— repudiating the idea that any Constitutional guarantee could be signed away.


26 posted on 05/29/2013 8:21:00 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: tsomer

Yep. It’s a shell game. I’m not playing.

The media is in the pocket of the administration. Period.


27 posted on 05/29/2013 8:23:13 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: tsomer

nice, I like that!


28 posted on 05/29/2013 8:40:25 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: RummyChick

These NYT and AP scumbags are shifting their eyes back and forth wondering if anybody is actually buying their act. Sure, they’ve now decided to be responsible journalists with integrity and everything, lol! They don’t need an “off the record” meeting with Holder to know what to do - - spin like whirling dervishes and circle the wagons for the African communist scumbag they worked so hard to elect.

It wouldn’t at all surprise me if Holder gave them all a heads up and told them how to react so they could fake being “objective” journ-O-lists.


29 posted on 05/29/2013 8:47:51 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MestaMachine

SO .......what if he calls a party and no body comes?

Wouldn’t it be great if he was the only one there He could not only investigate self but instructs self!!

My original day was gone before Fourth of July. May have to move that up to June if the rest of the press disses him!!!!!!


30 posted on 05/29/2013 9:18:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: MestaMachine

SO .......what if he calls a party and no body comes?

Wouldn’t it be great if he was the only one there He could not only investigate self but instructs self!!

My original day was gone before Fourth of July. May have to move that up to June if the rest of the press disses him!!!!!!


31 posted on 05/29/2013 9:18:19 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: hoosiermama

LOL.


32 posted on 05/29/2013 9:18:54 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: KittenClaws

The media is in the pocket of the administration.


It’s the other way around, too. The MSM put Zero in the WH, they can take him down - if they ever want to. And the WH team know this.


33 posted on 05/29/2013 9:49:31 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: RummyChick

When did the Old Gray Whore develop a sense of morality?


34 posted on 05/29/2013 9:52:23 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing
When did the Old Gray Whore develop a sense of morality?

They may be temporarily peeved at their partners in the administration, but there's no hint that they're suddenly going to morph into anything resembling an honest bunch of "journalists".

35 posted on 05/29/2013 10:03:13 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: cripplecreek

The pic brought me to tears... of laughter!!

My Papa always told me, “sh*t or get off the pot.” Perhaps the pseudo-media/politicians should do the same.


36 posted on 05/29/2013 10:35:14 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: kempster
If it is off the record no one should show up.

When dealing with ethical people ( and Holder is NOT one of the ethical ones) an off the record meeting can allow a person to offer background information that helps make the story understandable. In this case the New York Times has made the right choice. They already understand the 'background information' and that the purpose of Holder's meeting is only to manipulate.

It might be too late for the newspaper industry to save itself - they've lost so much credibility - but either way - it's best to survive or go down with full integrity. Hats off to the New York Times.

37 posted on 05/30/2013 5:44:11 AM PDT by GOPJ (Swedes bring their cars..savages their flames..burning cars a metaphor. D. Greenfield)
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To: molson209
MSNBC people will bring their knee pads.

You're right on that one!

38 posted on 05/30/2013 5:45:39 AM PDT by GOPJ (Swedes bring their cars..savages their flames..burning cars a metaphor. D. Greenfield)
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To: little jeremiah

It’s the other way around, too. The MSM put Zero in the WH, they can take him down - if they ever want to. And the WH team know this.


And supposedly so do we. As long as we are easily fooled, they play a winning game.

And they win only when we the people don’t know the game being played.


39 posted on 05/30/2013 5:26:18 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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