NY Times, AP refuse to meet with Holder 'off the record'

If Eric Holder thought that he could sweet talk the media into getting off his back on the phone records scandal by holding an intimate "off the record" meeting at DoJ where he would outline new guidelnes for journalist subpoenas, he misjudged at least two news outlets. Holder had invited the bureau chiefs of several major MSM media outlets, but the plan blew up in his face when the New York Times and Associated Press flatly refused to participate unless the meeting was on the record. Politico: The Associated Press says it will not attend this week's off-the-record meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder unless the Justice Department decides to change its mind and conduct the meeting on the record. "We believe the meeting should be on the record and we have said that to the Attorney General's office. If it is on the record, AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll will attend. If it is not on the record, AP will not attend and instead will offer our views on how the regulations ...(Read Full Post)