US Attorney General Eric Holder will reportedly meet this week with Washington bureau chiefs at major media outlets to brief them on how the Justice Department deals with journalists who work with leakers. Michael Calderone of Huffington Post reports, “It’s not yet certain exactly when the meeting (or meetings) will take place, but a Justice Department official confirmed to The Huffington Post that it would be sometime over the next two days.” Invitees will include Huffington Post Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim.
The discussion will be off the record.
I’m wondering if either group really understands why society needs a free press. It really does society no benefit if the press won’t share with the people.