Eric Holder's offer of talks on spying scandal divides US media

May 31, 2013 Full story: The Guardian 85

Reuters, CNN, NYT and AP reject approach, but New York Daily News, New Yorker, Politico, WSJ and WaPo attend meeting Eric Holder: several US media outlets rejected the attorney general's offer of discussions on the spying scandal.

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#1 May 31, 2013
What a schmuck. Get rid of this trash. Obama should go with him to wherever Van Jones is. They are the Three Stooges.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#2 May 31, 2013
American voters say 76 - 17 percent, including 63 - 30 percent among Democrats, that a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate charges the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.


President Barack Obama gets a negative 45 - 49 percent job approval rating, compared to 48 - 45 percent positive in a May 1 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, conducted before the IRS allegations surfaced.


The president's biggest drop is among independent voters, who give him a negative 37 - 57 percent score, compared to a negative 42 - 48 percent May 1. He gets a negative 9 - 86 percent from Republicans and a positive 87 - 8 percent from Democrats, both virtually unchanged. Women approve 49 - 45 percent while men give a negative 40 - 54 percent score.


Americans are divided 49 - 47 percent on whether Obama is honest and trustworthy, down from 58 - 37 percent, the last time Quinnipiac University asked the question September 1, 2011.


Support for an independent prosecutor to probe the IRS issue is 88 - 6 percent among Republicans and 78 - 17 percent among independent voters, 78 - 17 percent among men and 74 - 18 percent among women.


"There is overwhelming bipartisan support for a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Voters apparently don't like the idea of Attorney General Eric Holder investigating the matter himself, perhaps because they don't exactly think highly of him. Holder gets a negative 23 - 39 percent job approval rating."


American voters say 43 - 32 percent that congressional criticism of the Obama Administration's handling of the terrorist attack in Libya is 'just politics.' Voters say 44 - 33 percent, however, that members of Congress who criticize the way the Obama Administration handled the IRS are raising 'legitimate concerns.' Criticism of the Justice Department's seizure of journalists' phone records also raises 'legitimate concerns,' voters say 37 - 24 percent.


Of the three controversies, 44 percent of voters see the IRS probe as the most important, with 24 percent citing Benghazi and 15 percent picking the AP records seizure.
sound logic enclosed

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 May 31, 2013
The media is too thinned-skinned; all of a sudden they are against “off the record” discussions… please.
Eric Holder should have done all that he did in order to find the leak that disclosed classified information that jeopardized our national security.

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#4 May 31, 2013
sound logic enclosed wrote:
The media is too thinned-skinned; all of a sudden they are against “off the record” discussions… please.
Eric Holder should have done all that he did in order to find the leak that disclosed classified information that jeopardized our national security.
He's a criminal doing criminal things.

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#5 May 31, 2013
Eric Holder is a criminal.

Since: Feb 07

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#6 May 31, 2013
Nancy&Reid said that they could clean the 'HOUSE'.
http://www.youtube.com/watch... #!
They have brought in a Trojan Horse.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#7 May 31, 2013
The DOJ is all butthurt that the news orgs they just investigated with illegal judge shopping subphoenas do not want to attend an 'off the record' briefing with the top criminal at the DOJ? Why does this clown holder think that a off-the-record meeting would hold news orgs interest ? just so he could tell them lies they cannot report on? this administration is as corrupt as a stinking can of rotton herring and the top law enforcer holder needs to be fired, tarred, feathered and rode on a rail thru DC, he is a criminal of unbelievable proportions and doesn't care that his subjects know it.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#8 May 31, 2013
Holder has plenty of experience at lying - and covering up his shet in the cats sandbox. He slid by Fast and Furious because Obama wrote an executive order - makes you believe they both are involved. One LIES and the other one SWEARS to it.
are you joking or stupid

Coffeyville, KS

#9 May 31, 2013
sound logic enclosed wrote:
The media is too thinned-skinned; all of a sudden they are against “off the record” discussions… please.
Eric Holder should have done all that he did in order to find the leak that disclosed classified information that jeopardized our national security.
If he was really doing that he would have just investigated the white house. That's where all the other leaks have come from. He might have found something out a lot easier than spying on some reporter's parent's.
sound logic enclosed

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 May 31, 2013
are you joking or stupid wrote:
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If he was really doing that he would have just investigated the white house. That's where all the other leaks have come from. He might have found something out a lot easier than spying on some reporter's parent's.
You might want to go read and get back to me… Rosen wasn’t meeting with anyone in the White House; but if that doesn’t help promote the preconceived indictment you want to push against the White House then just continue to spread misinformation.
are you joking or stupid

Coffeyville, KS

#11 May 31, 2013
sound logic enclosed wrote:
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You might want to go read and get back to me… Rosen wasn’t meeting with anyone in the White House; but if that doesn’t help promote the preconceived indictment you want to push against the White House then just continue to spread misinformation.
WOW! Sarcasm is lost on you isn't it??? I suppose it's kind of hard for any liberal to have much of sense of humor right now. After all, everything that was ignored by liberals is now so far out in the open it is slapping them in face daily.
sound logic enclosed

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 May 31, 2013
are you joking or stupid wrote:
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WOW! Sarcasm is lost on you isn't it??? I suppose it's kind of hard for any liberal to have much of sense of humor right now. After all, everything that was ignored by liberals is now so far out in the open it is slapping them in face daily.
Sorry, but I don’t find anything funny about disclosures that place our National Security at risk.
are you joking or stupid

Coffeyville, KS

#13 May 31, 2013
sound logic enclosed wrote:
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Sorry, but I don’t find anything funny about disclosures that place our National Security at risk.
Well it sure wouldn't be funny if that was what was really going on now would it? Fortunately it was just a crooked DOJ. WOOOO, we sure got lucky on that one huh?!!!
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#14 May 31, 2013
The number ONE reason that Obama has had success in the political arena is because of massive favorable coverage by the Main-Stream Media.

For him and Holder to attack the mouthpiece of the VERY people who gave him the Presidency is the ABSOLUTE HEIGHT of arrogance and self-deception.

Can anyone forget in the 2nd Presidential debate how the moderator, Candy Crowley, literally leapt to Obama's aid when Romney brought up Benghazi???
She literally tackled Romney and even had Obama cheering her on.

Very, very foolish to go after the MSM, but not unexpected from a "politically correct" puppet, who actually thinks he did it with his own efforts.

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#15 May 31, 2013
ComedyCentral should be held accountable for bringing the funny,
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#16 May 31, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
The number ONE reason that Obama has had success in the political arena is because of massive favorable coverage by the Main-Stream Media.
For him and Holder to attack the mouthpiece of the VERY people who gave him the Presidency is the ABSOLUTE HEIGHT of arrogance and self-deception.
Can anyone forget in the 2nd Presidential debate how the moderator, Candy Crowley, literally leapt to Obama's aid when Romney brought up Benghazi???
She literally tackled Romney and even had Obama cheering her on.
Very, very foolish to go after the MSM, but not unexpected from a "politically correct" puppet, who actually thinks he did it with his own efforts.
Poor Candy has been trying to still spin it that she was only doing her job.......she was as a White House liberal shill.

“Proud To Be An American”

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#17 May 31, 2013
It's just the usual nanny communism passing a little more gas...this time it's towards the media. Another sign of things to come so wave buh-bye to freedom.

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#18 May 31, 2013
Barack Milhouse Obama is a creation of the questions not answered.
Ralph

Coleman, MI

#19 May 31, 2013
I don't know why anyone would give holder the time of day. Everything that comes out of the snakes mouth is a lie.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#20 May 31, 2013
What 'scandal" is this one? Number 25 or so?
Investigation number 100?

How many hundreds of these "investigations" did
Dan Burton carry out when Clinton was president?
And look what it got the Republicans.
When Clinton left office his approval rating was
around 65%. George W. Bush? 22% Cheney 13%

Anything but jobs.

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