Behind closed doors, to cheer up the the Prezzy in these scandal ridden times. Apparently Holder’s closed door meeting didn’t go so well so send in the top man in charge of all these scandals and see if that works.
Don’t you just wonder what the People think of all this? Nixon never did this crap with the media, they would take him apart for this stuff. Are they now this much in love for Berry by the media, that anything goes?
All the lap dog stooges were there. These reporters used to work for you, are now just the presidential lap dogs …
One thing to note, Presidents never have off the record meeting with reporters. It’s unseemly that the President would talk to his stooge reporters, and not allow the people to hear what is said. Imagine if this were the evil Bush.
Ask your self is the press in our country already dead to the people?
Notice the fact that there was no advance notice that a closed door meet up with the pressy was made, the media just assumed it was a staffer holding a background meeting with the press… Which has been pretty much standard with Presidents in the past, staffers would give off the record, background briefings to the press … but highly unusual that the principal would do this …
PRESIDENT OBAMA SURPRISES REPORTERS WITH HIGHLY UNUSUAL MOVE … Isn’t it bad enough that the media these days are nothing but DNC press office extension hacks. Heck Hugo Chavez after a few years of real reporting, just had them all killed. Is that where we are headed.
It’s time you so-called reporters took note of what you are dong to yourselves.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday held a surprise off-the-record meeting with a select group of reporters at the White House, a highly unusual move that has been described by some media outlets as an attempt to “schmooze” the press amid the multiple scandals tarnishing the Obama administration.
While it is normal for White House officials to meet with journalists for off-the-record “background briefing sessions,” the president rarely — if ever — attends the meetings in person. Reporters are prohibited from mentioning attendees at the meeting by name or directly quoting them.
A group of about two dozen reporters from the New York Times, the Huffington Post, the Washington Post, TIME, McClatchy, Politico, the Tribune Papers, NPR, Bloomberg, USA Today and AFP were reportedly slated to talk with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. Then, out of nowhere, Obama made a surprise appearance.
To tend his flock?
While reporters who attended the meeting were hesitant to talk about it, New York Times White House reporter Peter Baker told BuzzFeed that reporters were not aware the president would be in the “briefing session.” Had he been aware, Baker explained, he and and his editors “would have reconsidered whether to attend.”
How about hell no we don’t do that closed door crap.
“Our concern about off-the-record sessions with the president is that they not become substitutes for opportunities to ask questions and get answers on the record, which after all is our job,” he added.
Your job is to report to the people what has happened have you forgot that?
Relations between the White House and the press, once a very friendly affair, have grown at least somewhat more chilly after it was revealed that the Justice Department secretly collected phone records on several Associated Press reporters while investigating a national security leak.
The DOJ also went after Fox News reporter James Rosen for reporting on classified information, naming him a likely criminal “co-conspirator” and collecting his personal emails and his parents’ phone records.
We need to decide what use as a fact based reporter is our media? Have they now gone fan club all the time?
Personally I think the lamestream media are already dead. It’s all agenda after all, everything that is reporter has to meet the leftists agenda.