BuzzFeed wasn’t invited, which is probably the only reason we now know that President Obama had a secret meeting with selected members of the press on Monday afternoon. Is it possible the meeting was the administration’s Plan B following Attorney General Eric Holder’s lightly attended off-the-record media summit in May? The New York Times declined to attend that meeting, and BuzzFeed reports that New York Times reporter Peter Baker might not have gone to Monday’s meeting either if he’d known that President Obama would drop in to say hi — after reporters had agreed to keep things off the record.

Reporters who attended Monday’s session with the president were loathe to discuss it with BuzzFeed, citing the White House’s stipulation that the meeting remain off the record. But the session came after the White House announced a “travel/photo lid” for the day — White House parlance for no more events, and the signal for the pool reporter to go home — and reporters from The New York Times,Washington Post, Huffington Post, Time, McClatchy, Politico, Tribune, NPR,Bloomberg, USA Today, AFP, Yahoo and other outlets were milling around the briefing room waiting to be called in. In total, about two dozen reporters were included.

What’s creepy about that? At least the windows are still transparent … for now.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Giving them their new marching orders, I suppose.

  • HARP2

    He must have been asking them what to do next.

    • gracepmc

      More likely they were asking him what to do next.

      • Jeremy

        yeah works both ways.

    • ObamaFail

      He’s probably asking them to tell them what his administration is doing since he claims to not find out about stuff until he hears it on the news.

  • CR

    You guys have this all wrong. He was just getting his intelligence briefing for the day. How the heck else is he supposed to know what is going on in this country. Sheesh! Is he supposed to ask Biden?!?!

  • waltermitty2012

    Looking at the picture, it’s as if Obama is thinking, “Do I have Holder issue a warrant or have the NSA tap their phones? Just to be safe, I’ll do both.”

  • gracepmc

    What a flash in the pan that no off the record press meetings with the President was. Pathetic.

  • vetgal1970

    SNAFU. And he wonders why people don’t trust him.

  • 29Victor

    Wow. Caption this, eh?
    “I know who you called last Summer.”

  • airstart

    The whole Obama land team are off the record. The koolaid drinking lap dog media are in a dilemma, how to save their their messiah without looking like morons.

  • Rachel

    A cabal of the most disgusting and thuggish humans in America.

  • spepper

    “Drops in”, my ASS. Staged event, which is typical & predictable of this guy. Probably another Valerie Jarrett Production.

  • OLLPOH # UnBanHana!!!!!!!

    Sure wish everyone had read his autobiographies before they elected him or allow him in the IL Senate or the U.S. Senate . You might be able to get PDF for Free on line. His books are his manifesto.
    And he despises that his father was tracked by the FBI, so we all get to feel the pain, if you do not idolize him…

    This is where America is…
    The complete elimination of private ownership and individual freedom that confines everyone to a drab, mindless existence with no hope of ever gaining anything more than a daily ration and staying alive.- Communism.

  • OLLPOH # UnBanHana!!!!!!!

    Do we really give a (you fill in the blank)? We’re looking for Resignation Papers, so we can help him move out of our Whitehouse to Hawaii or anywhere else he decides to call home…

    • ObamaFail

      If Obama was to ever be impeached, we’d probably see him become the new leader of Al-Qaida

  • jwmiller

    Reporters? Goebbel’s Chat Club.

  • Sua Sponte

    Alternate headline: Obama meets with his propaganda team to discuss press releases to LIV’s….

  • capisce

    He didn’t trust Susan Rice to deliver his talking points?

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    He is corrupt.
    And no faux secret meeting will fix it.

  • notenoughtime

    One Big A** Mistake America and a party to celebrate with the brainless who hero worship instead of doing their jobs. O’s is hardly an individual to be admired let alone worshipped.