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DNC Head Woodhouse: 'Media Forfeits Right To Gripe' by Not Attending Holder Meeting

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By    |   Friday, 31 May 2013 08:40 AM

Brad Woodhouse, head of the Democratic National Committee, has made himself a target for journalists who were infuriated by his tweet Wednesday that said reporters forfeit their right to gripe about the Justice Department leaks by refusing to attend an off-the-record meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder.

Holder reportedly met with the Washington bureau chiefs from various news organizations this week in an off-the-record session to discuss the Justice Department and the recent scandal with The Associated Press phone records.

But many bureau chiefs refused to attend the meeting unless it was on-the-record.

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"It isn't appropriate for us to attend an off-the-record meeting with the attorney general," Jill Abramson, Editor-in-Chief of The New York Times, said in a statement. "Our Washington bureau is aggressively covering the department's handling of leak investigations at this time."

The Associated Press also reportedly opted out of the meeting.

On Wednesday, Woodhouse took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the matter.


Journalists and Twitter users immediately took Woodhouse to task over his comment.









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Brad Woodhouse, head of the Democratic National Committee, infuriated journalists Wednesday when he tweeted that reporters forfeit their right to gripe about the Justice Department leaks by refusing to attend an off-the-record meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder.
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