Politico and WaPo may be eager for a hefty helping of “please-don’t-report-on-this” donuts, but Fox News isn’t interested in being summoned to his glazed charm offensive. Fox joins the Associated Press, New York Times, Huffington Post and CNN in refusing to attend a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder if it is off the record.

Or as the DNC’s Brad Woodhouse would say, Fox has forfeited its “right to gripe.”

More from Fox News:

Fox News joined several other major media outlets Thursday in refusing to send a representative to a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder on the department’s surveillance of reporters if Holder continues to insist that the session be off the record.

Michael Clemente, Fox News’ executive vice president, decided that Fox News will not attend the off-record talks. Fox News had been invited to a Friday session at the Department of Justice headquarters in Washington.

Of course, sending James Rosen, the Fox journalist targeted by the DOJ, would have been kinda fun.

Heh:

Greta Van Susteren weighs in:

  • DorothyGrissom

    Let’s see: Holder, who is investigating himself, wants to meet, off the record, with reporters he spied on. #WhatsWrongWithThisPicture

    • writer59

      The saddest thing for our country is the administration doesn’t have a clue what is wrong with this picture. They get all stompy foot when anyone points out how twisted their thinking is. Just witness Brad Woodhouse who basically said Speak now and under our conditions or forever hold your peace, you whiny babies who think the First Amendment is important.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Holder inviting the Press to a secret meeting about improving relations is like Gosnell inviting babies to a child care conference.

  • OLLPOH

    Blatant tactics of Obama and his Marxist ThugOcracy, to operate America like that of Pravda. Holder is nothing more than a spy and cover man for Obama. And it is all because of how they both despise her Constitution. It is Their Transformation…B.L.T., Critical Race Theory, MalcolmX, Saul Alinski… It was like the Old Mob bosses, which are Now the cool New Threaten “all of us any way they can” if we don’t do like we are told Bosses. We are Their Enemy.

  • Guest

    whoops

  • Danny Wheeler

    Time to come clean, Holder!

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      If it looks, smells and acts like a Skunk, it’ll NEVER come clean… #MyPhilosophy(ies) #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      If it looks, smells and acts like a Skunk, it’ll NEVER come clean… #MyPhilosophy(ies) #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

    • JustLikeAnimals

      More like time to resign.

  • TocksNedlog

    Wait . . . FOXNews was invited to the meeting?

    #SurrenderYourCellPhonesForRFChipImplantation

    • Chevypowered

      “Keep your enemies close.”

  • MarcusFenix

    Just me, but i’d go and then put it all on the record, where it belongs. Holder needs to be fired, or resign, immediately.

    • Garth Haycock

      Good call. If Dear Leader and Holder get upset that a Fox rep reports what was said at the meeting, Fox News can play the I-don’t-recall-ever-saying-that game too.

  • 3579

    Has anyone read the Declaration of Independence lately? Now, this may not pertain to the AG, or it may…but it certainly applies to other gov’t sectors:

    http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html

    “He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.”

    Just sayin`…

  • mike_in_kosovo

    “Help me help you protect you, from me.”

    • Chevypowered

      A) Sopranos

      B) Good fellas

      C) Obama administration

      D) All of the above

      • mike_in_kosovo

        (innocent look)
        There’s a difference between A, B and C?

        • Chevypowered

          Edit:

          A) Bullet in the back of the head
          B) Baseball bat to the back of the head
          C) Both for good measure.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        GOLD STAR WINNER! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        GOLD STAR WINNER! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • wpgchrish

    Perhaps I’m daft, but so what if someone says the meeting is “off the record?” Know what makes it “on the record?” – printing it. Is that illegal, or just in bad taste?

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      If you want your source to be friendly then you keep “off record” stuff out of print. If you don’t care about your source then “off record” is meaningless.

      • wpgchrish

        But since the WH is already pretty unfriendly to Fox, what does Fox REALLY have to lose?

        • Michael Anderson (WB)

          That is precisely why “off record” should have been meaningless to Fox at least.

          The bigger question is why does the “most open government in our history” need to hold off record meetings with the press?

  • neoface

    Oblamer said this would be different Washington! Did he also said the most transparent?????

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      This Administration is about as Transparent as a wall of Cinderblocks…And I ought to know, I worked Construction once… #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      This Administration is about as Transparent as a wall of Cinderblocks…And I ought to know, I worked Construction once… #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Garth Haycock

    Had Fox News participated, I’d guess that what Holder would say off the record would be different than what he’d say without Fox News there.

  • Garth Haycock

    Had Fox News participated, I’d guess that what Holder would say off the record would be different than what he’d say without Fox News there.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    I was going to say maybe Fox News should go and report on it anyway or at least get a recording they can expose later….oh say 2014 or 2016.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    I was going to say maybe Fox News should go and report on it anyway or at least get a recording they can expose later….oh say 2014 or 2016.

  • KayGee

    Hmmm, no one seems to be addressing how Rosen is any different from Assange and Manning when it comes to the fact that they were both leaking classified nat’l sec info, info that they knew was classified, and in the process putting American assets at risk. Is that because he’s on the Right side and Julianne is a lefty? How consistent of Twitchy…

    • detroit19

      Assange is a foreign national, receiving classified information that put ‘currently deployed assets at risk’. James Rosen is a United States citizen, who also happens to be a reporter and Stephen Kim, a naturalized citizen from South Korea, did NOT obtain unauthorized access to classified information, nor steal documents, nor sell secrets, nor pass them to an enemy of the US. ‘The DOJ alleges that he merely communicated this innocuous information to a journalist – something done every day in Washington.’ Not to mention that the ‘thing’ really pi**ing off the potus? Rosen scooped him and kept him from ‘spiking the football’.
      .

  • KayGee

    Hmmm, no one seems to be addressing how Rosen is any different from Assange and Manning when it comes to the fact that they were both leaking classified nat’l sec info, info that they knew was classified, and in the process putting American assets at risk. Is that because he’s on the Right side and Julianne is a lefty? How consistent of Twitchy…

  • dennylee60

    Wonder if Holder will bring a few horse heads to the closed-door meeting.

  • dennylee60

    Wonder if Holder will bring a few horse heads to the closed-door meeting.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    For Fox News, CNN, and others NOT attending-expect a dead fish wrapped in Newspaper…And thanx for not playing with these CHICAGO MOBSTERS! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    For Fox News, CNN, and others NOT attending-expect a dead fish wrapped in Newspaper…And thanx for not playing with these CHICAGO MOBSTERS! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • lillymckim

    Well thank God in the name of James Rosen! FNC had me worried!

  • lillymckim

    Well thank God in the name of James Rosen! FNC had me worried!

  • kylieangelina

    Why does the press need to know anything off the record? Isn’t it their job to report? If they can’t report it, why do they need to know it?!?

  • kylieangelina

    Why does the press need to know anything off the record? Isn’t it their job to report? If they can’t report it, why do they need to know it?!?

  • gotham43

    Anyone who attends this closed door press meeting has surrendered their right to be called a free press….where are the profiles in courage? Why is everyone such a simpering coward who can be intimated by this joke of an attorney general.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Holder in secret OTR meeting: “I wanted to share with you what I’ve found out about myself since I started investigating me. Now I want to say that all of this is preliminary and may, in now way, represent the real story or the full truth about me, and it may take some time for me to make a full determination about what I did or did not know about what I was doing, reading, or signing. Understand me? Me?”

  • detroit19

    I’m just amazed, and not a little pi**ed off that Holder and his handler (haha, sounds like a new TV show), AKA ‘the big O’, hold the American people in such contempt, the press, I kind of get, but We the People, are not all LIV, there are plenty of American patriots left out here.

  • Conrad2010

    Their going to be fed nothing but bullshit anyway.

  • Kaya Hund

    Who attended?

  • Dane Gunderson

    If Rosen attended we could FOIA the DOJ recordings and put Holder on the record

    • ELC

      I have to politely disagree…whether in front of a camera or behind closed doors-Holder is a habitual liar. This off the record meeting is one big farce.
      All Rosen would be recording would be lie upon lie so why bother?

  • ELC

    Why would James Rosen want to waste his valuable time listening to a liar? Especially when Holder was the one who signed off on having Rosen investigated and called a co-conspirator. Things don’t look too happy in Holder and Odumbo land. ‘THE HEAT IS ON,” and it looks like those two can’t handle the pressure.

  • NA1NSXR

    #braveheart #longshanks #truce

  • OLLPOH

    Obama-Holder and Co. hoax… to get All of us to shut up.
    Obama started this on 9/25/2012, in his Blame The Video, Blame The Video Maker, Blame The 1st Amendment Speech to the whole world at the U.N. General Assembly.
    We just did not heed his touting.

  • KansasGirl

    “Off the record” for thee Holder…but not for James Rosen.