The off-the-record session was announced to reporters in the wake of an ABC News report showing that White House and State Dept. officials were involved in revising the now-discredited CIA talking points about the attack on Benghazi.
……The administration routinely exerts pressure on reporters it feels are not kind enough in their coverage.
……the meeting has been characterized as “deep background.” The meeting itself is considered “off-the-record.” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, “Deep background means that the info presented by the briefers can be used in reporting but the briefers can’t be quoted.” So expect a fair number of “White House sources” to appear in reportage for the next few days.
This was prior to Carney’s televised damage control briefing this afternoon.
Obama just wanted to make sure that they’re all on the same page…his.
- How Obama’s Lapdog Media ‘Covered’ the Benghazi Hearing (sfcmac.wordpress.com)
- CONTINUING THE COVER-UP: White House Delays Press Conference To Meet Privately With Select Journalists On Benghazi (patdollard.com)
- WH Press Secy Jay Carney holds ‘deep background’ Benghazi briefing (redalertpolitics.com)