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.