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Holder runs into roadblocks on off-the-record meetings on leaks
CNN Politics ^ | May 29, 2013 | Carol Cratty

Posted on 05/30/2013 6:59:59 AM PDT by yoe

Attorney General Eric Holder's plans to sit down with media representatives to discuss guidelines for handling investigations into leaks to the news media have run into trouble.

The Associated Press issued a statement Wednesday objecting to plans for the meetings to be off the record. "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," said Erin Madigan White, the AP's media relations manager.

The New York Times is taking the same position. "It isn't appropriate for us to attend an off-the-record meeting with the attorney general," executive editor Jill Abramson said in a statement.

Like the New York Times and the Associated Press, CNN will decline the invitation for an off-the-record meeting. A CNN spokesperson says if the meeting with the attorney general is on the record, CNN would plan to participate.

The Huffington Post's Washington bureau chief, Ryan Grim, also said he will not attend unless the meeting is on the record. "A conversation specifically about the freedom of the press should be an open one…………

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ap; associatedpress; cnn; coverup; holder; holdersecretpresser; impeachnow; irs; newyorktimes; nyt; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
Got their backs up have they? Or afraid if in meeting behind closed doors they can't be sure they will be able to report factually.....? The sudden integrity is a bit shaky....
1 posted on 05/30/2013 6:59:59 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

They only seem to care now that they’re the targets. Where have they been the past five years?


2 posted on 05/30/2013 7:02:42 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: yoe

Holder just wanted to tell the press that they’re starting to damage the first black prezzie so they should back off. And the lap dogs know it, but in their minds they are the ones with the license to batter race over the heads of opponents - not fellow statists like Holder. It worked for Obama during healthcare debate in private talks with senators, so far not this time.


3 posted on 05/30/2013 7:05:34 AM PDT by kreitzer
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To: yoe; blueyon; LucyT; pax_et_bonum; autumnraine; maggief; Silentgypsy; thouworm; ...
It's the clinton press corps what ain't going. billy says 'bye to eric...and have a nice flight.

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


4 posted on 05/30/2013 7:06:34 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: kreitzer

I would like to see FOX go just to piss him off. Then have the “off the record” broadcast to the world...to piss him off some more


5 posted on 05/30/2013 7:07:08 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: MestaMachine

bttt


6 posted on 05/30/2013 7:07:19 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: yoe
"We want to have a meeting where we inform you of the guidlelines we use to ensure a free and open press...and we want to do it in a secret, off the record meeting." Eric Holder DOJ

You can't make this Bravo Sierra up.

So, the fawning press has their back up when it's them in the cross hairs, eh? Well, I suppose some indignation is better than all of the non-stop slobbery drueling they have been doing the last five years while the country has been run into the ground.

We'll see where it goes.

AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY

7 posted on 05/30/2013 7:07:48 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: BubbaJunebug

And then have James Rosen do the “off the record” report...again just to piss him off


8 posted on 05/30/2013 7:08:20 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: andyk

>> Where have they been the past five years?

See that brown stuff on their noses? Smells like Obama? There’s your clue.


9 posted on 05/30/2013 7:09:58 AM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: yoe

How many of thee same people attended he Off-The_Record discussion about Benghazi 2 or 3 weeks ago?


10 posted on 05/30/2013 7:15:22 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: BubbaJunebug
From Business Insider

Fox News Is Attending The Controversial Eric Holder Meeting That Other Media Organizations Are Boycotting Brett LoGiurato | 47 minutes ago | 622 | 6

fox news

A Fox News spokesperson told Business Insider that the network will attend an off-the-record meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the Department of Justice's guidelines for handling leak investigations.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/fox-news-eric-holder-meeting-ap-nyt-wapo-off-record-2013-5#ixzz2UmlVMA4T

12 posted on 05/30/2013 7:18:41 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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13 posted on 05/30/2013 7:21:18 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Jeff Head
Their indignation will last a day or so, max. Remember, these press people aren't intelligent, but they are committed...
14 posted on 05/30/2013 7:41:39 AM PDT by Dansong
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To: BubbaJunebug
I would like to see FOX go just to piss him off. Then have the “off the record” broadcast to the world

Absolutely. Send Catherine Herridge in there.

And when questioned later about reporting "off-the-record" comments, she can simply say, "I don't remember that. I wasn't personally involved in that. Last year I recused myself from off-the-record requirements.

"What are you going to do, charge me with espionage?"

15 posted on 05/30/2013 8:09:12 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: yoe
"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," said Erin Madigan White, the AP's media relations manager.

That's the way it should be done in the first place. Any negotiations done with the Obastard regime need to be on paper, and even then they'll ignore what is written down and deny they ever wrote or signed it.

Some months ago, Boehner took this attitude after being burned numerous times by the regime's lies, and it's one of the few things he's done I agree with. "On paper or it wasn't said" is the motto for dealing with Obastard the Liar.

16 posted on 05/30/2013 8:50:54 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: kreitzer

The members of the press who met privately with Carney took some well-deserved heat for it, so they’re naturally gun-shy about meeting with Withholder.


17 posted on 05/30/2013 8:52:22 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: yoe

Maybe Al Jazeera will show up.


18 posted on 05/30/2013 8:53:33 AM PDT by CityCenter (Pleading the 5th is just so 1972.)
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To: yoe

LOL, look who has had the ox gored. They still won’t do their job.


19 posted on 05/30/2013 8:58:38 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: yoe
Only on Obamaland would someone in government think it proper to have secret meetings “off the record” with a supposedly “free” press.

This is communist crap.

20 posted on 05/30/2013 8:59:00 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: yoe

I think this is hilarious. If someone, anyone, leaks what Holder says, it will all be on the Politico. Even if what is leaked is total hooey, no one will believe either them or Holder.

“Attorney General Holder entered the room, naked, holding a bottle of gin in one hand and a live chicken in the other. Producing an odd looking ceremonial knife from his desk, while mumbling an odd incantation...”


21 posted on 05/30/2013 8:59:26 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Now *that* would be entertainment!


22 posted on 05/30/2013 9:34:22 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

My point is that now anyone can pretend to leak what Holder says. Politico has been joined by Fox News, which makes it harder, but not impossible.

In a realistic sense, a hoax leak could attribute to Holder incriminating statements against himself and Obama, or better yet, Hillary, that it was at her behest and suggestion he ordered these things.


23 posted on 05/30/2013 9:40:21 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
My point is that now anyone can pretend to leak what Holder says.

A very good point at that. Heck, even Holder promotes hoaxes about what Holder says, so let them. Entertainment. Bread. Circuses.

BTW, it's reported on another thread Fox isn't going, but Politico is.

24 posted on 05/30/2013 9:48:05 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: yoe
Eric Holder is a Big Black Bully Thug..He is going to try and scare the press off this IRS thing.that's the reason it is behind closed doors..
25 posted on 05/30/2013 9:50:09 AM PDT by PLD
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

One way to undermine the overwhelming habit of government hiding information and suppressing reporting in the “free” press is to report or leak on “off the record” meetings and make a myth of that whole dog and pony show.

In truth, the press has no credibility to lose and will gain the chance to do some real reporting rather than just parrot talking points from the administration. The government has an obligation to inform the public and if pressured and hounded by an uncooperative press, will do so.


26 posted on 05/30/2013 10:33:34 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: yoe

Guidelines???...Just fry his ass!


27 posted on 05/30/2013 11:25:03 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: yoe
Holder runs into roadblocks on off-the-record meetings on leaks

With the treasonous criminal Holder, the representatives of the Press better worry that they'd leave an "off-the-record" meting alive!

28 posted on 05/30/2013 11:50:37 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: yoe
"That said, journalists routinely participate in off-the-record sessions, whether they prefer those conditions or not, and then continue to report on events.

Uh, isn't that what got Rosen a phone-record proctoscope in the first place? Somebody is missing the point here.

29 posted on 05/30/2013 11:58:55 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: BubbaJunebug

I like it.


30 posted on 05/30/2013 1:29:07 PM PDT by matt04
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31 posted on 05/30/2013 1:32:33 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: andyk

Nah. They are just a bit unsure of sitting down, off the record, with a man that just backdoored them, while at the same time trying to figure how to keep supporting a regime that just #ucked them over and not appearing like they were #ucked over. Media catch 22


32 posted on 05/30/2013 2:29:59 PM PDT by thegrump
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To: thegrump

Why not let Holder put a DOJ Agent in every newsroon with a black magic marker and then allow the press release.


33 posted on 05/30/2013 2:56:31 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Conserev1
Why not let Holder put a DOJ Agent in every newsroon with a black magic marker and then allow the press release.

Ha, I Like

34 posted on 05/30/2013 3:00:54 PM PDT by thegrump
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To: thegrump

“Why not let Holder put a DOJ Agent in every news room with a black magic marker and then allow the press release.”

Uhm....they already do that. The censors are DNC employees. They go by the title of “Editor”


35 posted on 05/30/2013 3:19:38 PM PDT by Benjamin Dover (This tagline space for rent)
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To: yoe

So does this mean that since Obama wants Holder to investigate Holder on the lying and creating false charges against news reporters in order to get a liberal judge to justify a warrant for wiretap that, Holder will have an off the record meeting with Holder to determine how to not get caught doing it the next time, and then report his self reflection back to the anoited one who will proclaim there is a majory shift in how the Justice Dept pursues suspected leaks to the press.... You can’t even make this S#^T up.... Chicago thug politics that is the change that Obama promised.


36 posted on 05/30/2013 4:29:41 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Remember America "The FIsh Rots From the Head Down")
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To: yoe
This is very simple really. If the journalists meet with Eric "Hold Up the Columbia ROTC Room with a Gun" Holder in an off the record meeting on leaks, then they can subsequently be investigated for leaking information from the off the record meeting on leaks.

The journalists would be best off turning their backs to Holder every time he appears and mooning him until he resigns.

That would be better than the other alternatives they have.

37 posted on 05/31/2013 12:47:20 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: yoe

I can’t figure what “off the record” actually means. Kind of seems like a veiled threat. In effect, abridging the 1A rights of the free press - in advance.


38 posted on 05/31/2013 4:31:15 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: yoe
"We want to have a meeting where we inform you of the guidlelines we use to ensure a free and open press...and we want to do it in a secret, off the record meeting." Eric Holder DOJ

So the first thing we are going to do to ensure said free and open press is to meet with them in secret.

39 posted on 05/31/2013 6:10:53 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: yoe
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40 posted on 05/31/2013 12:13:18 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: andyk
AP will not attend and instead will offer our views on how the regulations should be updated in an open letter

Is the AP saying therefore, that what Holder and DOJ have done to James Rosen and some of their own is wrong but still within current "regulations" (whatever those are) and that "updating" those regulations is what's important here?

41 posted on 05/31/2013 12:21:55 PM PDT by uncitizen (Brown skin is not a get away with treason free card!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

If Holder had offered them a (taxpayer-funded) open bar, all of them would have shown up.

As it is, they’ll show up at an off-the-record session the very existence of which will be off-the-record. Holder’s only mistake was in making a public announcement. The Partisan Shills are still in the bag for the Demagogic Party.

Thanks yoe.


42 posted on 05/31/2013 6:35:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BubbaJunebug

Send “On the Record” Greta


43 posted on 06/01/2013 2:06:54 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: yoe
TRAITOR!!
44 posted on 06/01/2013 7:22:09 AM PDT by PLD
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To: PLD

Great Picture.....Holder looks more Egyptian than Negro....


45 posted on 06/01/2013 10:42:50 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Off the record meetings with the Administrations #1 corrupt cabinet member? Ya sure! That’ll fix things.....

How about you tender your public resignation Eric? He should be the first, of many, public officials in this criminal Administration to be dressed in Orange at Club Fed.

Obama needs to go to Club Gitmo. That’s where terrorists are supposed to go.


46 posted on 06/01/2013 5:25:03 PM PDT by Forty-Niner ( the barely bare, berry bear formally known as Ursus Arctos Horibilis...Hear me roar!)
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To: yoe
Holder, is one of the most evil men around..I* don't think that picture was photo shopped..

Attorney General Eric Holder’s reluctance to prosecute criminal behavior on the part of the Black Panthers in Philadelphia during the 2008 presidential election apparently has its roots in his own affiliation with the group as far back as 1970. While a freshman at Columbia University that year, Holder participated in a five-day, armed protest and occupation of the university’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) building organized by the “Black Students’ Organization” (BSO).

It has not been ascertained whether the AG was ever a card-carrying member of the Black Panthers. However, he was an active member on campus of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS) that released a statement supporting the efforts of 21 Black Panthers charged with plotting to blow up a police station, department stores, railroad tracks and the New York Botanical Gardens.

http://americanfreepress.net/?p=6588

47 posted on 06/02/2013 6:18:20 AM PDT by PLD
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