Skip to comments.Holder runs into roadblocks on off-the-record meetings on leaks
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 ...
They only seem to care now that they’re the targets. Where have they been the past five years?
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.
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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
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.
And then have James Rosen do the “off the record” report...again just to piss him off
>> Where have they been the past five years?
See that brown stuff on their noses? Smells like Obama? There’s your clue.
How many of thee same people attended he Off-The_Record discussion about Benghazi 2 or 3 weeks ago?
Fox News Is Attending The Controversial Eric Holder Meeting That Other Media Organizations Are Boycotting Brett LoGiurato | 47 minutes ago | 622 | 6
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
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?"
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.
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.
Maybe Al Jazeera will show up.
LOL, look who has had the ox gored. They still won’t do their job.
This is communist crap.
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...”
Now *that* would be entertainment!
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.
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.
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.
Guidelines???...Just fry his ass!
With the treasonous criminal Holder, the representatives of the Press better worry that they'd leave an "off-the-record" meting alive!
Uh, isn't that what got Rosen a phone-record proctoscope in the first place? Somebody is missing the point here.
I like it.
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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
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
“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”
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.
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.
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.
So the first thing we are going to do to ensure said free and open press is to meet with them in secret.
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?
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.
Send “On the Record” Greta
Great Picture.....Holder looks more Egyptian than Negro....
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.
Attorney General Eric Holders 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 universitys 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.