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30 May 2013


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Holder runs into roadblocks on off-the-record meetings on leaks

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. We have a responsibility not to betray that,” Grim told CNN…


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Related: CNN lays out the full timeline of DOJ investigation of James Rosen and State Dept. leak

Jake Tapper at CNN has Ryan Lizza come on to put together the entire timeline of events from the initial leak to James Rosen in 2009 to Eric Holder’s lie to Congress…


Holder Media Meeting Gets the Snub


AP CEO: ‘Thousands and Thousands’ of Phone Records Seized

The government obtained “thousands and thousands” of phone records of Associated Press staffers according to CEO Gary Pruitt.  Pruitt held a town hall meeting with AP staff and revealed that the phone records obtained by the DOJ included incoming and outgoing calls for the news organizations…


Eric Holder is Obama’s Human Shield  Nick Gillespie in Daily Beast:

…Eric Holder may not be the worst attorney general in American history, but he is the most recent—which amounts to nearly the same thing.

Despite its exalted status as the nation’s “top cop,” the job is best understood as a dumping ground for intermittently competent bulldogs who take out the president’s trash and act as his public-relations human shield. That was the basic duty of George W. Bush’s troika of torture apologists: John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales, and Michael Mukasey. Ashcroft went so far after the 9/11 attacks as to argue that dissent itself verged on the unconstitutional….

No one understands the essential role of the attorney general better than our current president. In 2007, then-senator Obama told Larry King that he voted against confirming Albert Gonzales as attorney general because Gonzo “seemed to conceive his role as being the president’s attorney instead of being the people’s attorney.”

Upon taking over the Oval Office, Obama quickly rethought many long-held beliefs, including his views on executive power. It’s no wonder he now has a “president’s attorney” of his own, and every reason to retain his scandal-plagued counsel…


MSNBC in Rating Collapse


Update: Naturally, dissenters will be “Alinsky’d”As Scrutiny on Obama from CBS News’ Bob Schieffer Intensifies, Axelrod Mocks Schieffer for Not being able to “Book the Guests He Wants”

After two straight weeks of CBS News’ Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation” taking a skeptical view of the Obama Administration’s actions on multiple scandal fronts, one of Obama’s chief apologists and minions did what the Obama gang does best – seek to intimidate. As so often is the case, the intimidation comes through scorn…


Update 2White House Press Corps pushes Carney for real answers  

It’s hard to believe your eyes when you witness the press actually pursuing the truth. Yesterday, they did just that when they grilled Jay Carney on the lies being spewed by Eric Holder. But of course, instead of going for the final nail in the coffin – they let Carney off the hook with a stupid softball question.



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