Obama Hosts Private Meeting with Conservative Journalists

President met with Fox News and Wall Street Journal commentators

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President Barack Obama met with a small group of conservative reporters, columnists and commentators on Tuesday for an off-the-record conversation. The private White House meeting last for 90 minutes in the Roosevelt Room, reports the Huffington Post. The chat followed an on-the-record exchange with the White House press corps about the government shutdown and imminent debt default, which lasted over an hour.

The group or conservative reporters and columnists included Wall Street Journal editor Paul Gigot and Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer among others.

Obama meets a number of times per year with various journalists—often liberal—to have an off-the-record discussion about the administration’s views and plans. In August, he sat down with members of the New York Times, including conservative columnist David Brooks.

[Huffington Post]

15 comments
rmill2k
rmill2k

'conservative columnist David Brooks'????   Ah HAH HAH HAHA! That says it right there.

I'm surprised he got Dr. Krauthammer to come...must have threatened him with an IRS audit or something

yogi
yogi

Conservative? Just meeting with the President shows they guys are apart of the liberal lame stream media. Real conservatives would reject the invite out of hand if they weren't too busy burying gold and deciphering the bible to not see the invite.

jmac
jmac

As Bush had the Washington Times delivered to the White House and made snide remarks out of the side of his mouth to Cheney about a NY Reporter, when did he ever meet with liberal reporters (or as was commonly called - the Lame Stream Media)?

How did we get to this state of mind where a Republican president could do pretty much anything he wanted with a minimum of negative press and a propaganda channel controlling the news,  and a Democratic president calling in Fox's Krauthammer to have a little chat?  

PaulDirks
PaulDirks

I suspect Obama simply reminded them that the best outcome for the Republican brand would be a quick end to this nonsense. Most of them probably agree.


MrObvious
MrObvious

 The group or conservative reporters and columnists included Wall Street Journal editor Paul Gigot and Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer among others.


What a waste of time; these are not journalists. They're pundits. The same people who spend an inordinate amount of time making shiat up about this president, dems and liberals and their own reality.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@PaulDirks Do not second guess guys like Pg and CK they were polite I am sure to the potus, but they also were candid.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@MrObvious What is CNBC with Cris matthews nothing but a pro Obama and liberal dem pundit  as is most of CNBC Pundits and so called journalist 

shepherdwong
shepherdwong

@Openminded1 "What is CNBC with Cris matthews nothing but a pro Obama and liberal dem pundit  as is most of CNBC Pundits and so called journalist"

You say that like it's a bad thing. Anyway, you have CNBC confused with MSNBC, where Chris Matthews and actual fine journalists like Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow appear.  CNBC is a clown show supposedly explaining economic issues featuring lunatics like Jim Cramer and idiots like Maria Bartiromo. From your epistemically-closed universe of FOX and Limbaugh, your gross ignorance is completely understandable.

hangooker
hangooker

@Openminded1 @MrObvious -- The difference between pundits and journalists is that pundits are at least honest about not being objective. 

Openminded1
Openminded1

@shepherdwong @Openminded1 Listen wannabe james bond,I am no fan of linbaugh nor of Fox I can take it or leave it. As for CM he is as far as I am concerned a man who spends a lot of time on his knees in front of any and all Democrats that he can. The CNBC/MSNBC matter you mention is there much difference in philosophy ?