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Other media organizations are turning down a meeting with the attorney general Eric Holder because he says it has to be off the record meeting would not be able to tell you what happened in that meeting.
But other news executives did sit down with the attorney general today it's part of his review of the Justice Department guidelines for -- investigations that -- journalists.
President Obama says he asked for the review after the Fed suggested Fox News correspondent James Rosen might have committed a crime.
When he asked the government official for information.
The president says journalists should not face legal action for doing their jobs.
The Associated Press is also boycotting the attorney general's meeting along -- these other news organizations.
The -- -- records from twenty phone lines at eight.
The Wall Street Journal which -- parent company owns is among the organizations that did agree to meet with the attorney general they just won't be allowed to tell us about.
Shannon -- on fox stop story live tonight in Washington -- it.
We'll separate executive vice president of news Michael Clemente says Fox News will not attend the DOJ meeting if it is off the record.
NBC CNN New York Times the associated press and Huffington Post are also among those taken a pass.
When you've lost the press especially -- press that has been so so pine.
And so supportive of this an administration that has bent over backwards to give them every break then your really really in trouble which is why we're having.
Attempt to kind of set the record straight on and off the record hits it.
But there have been takers media organizations who feel it is entirely appropriate to meet with the attorney general keep the -- off the record all while continuing to report on his treatment of the press.
Political editor in chief John Harris says.
I feel anyone whether an official or ordinary readers should be able to have an unguarded conversation.
With someone in a position and accountability for a news organization when there is good resent.
-- -- house communications director for the Democratic National Committee -- that media who refused to meet with the attorney general forfeit their right to go right.
And that's part a response from the ACLU's legislative council gave Brockman who says.
The suggestion that news organization somehow give up their right to object by not accepting the invitation.
Is a problem -- Thanks very much alive tonight in Washington will the Republican.
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