BuzzFeed wasn’t invited, which is probably the only reason we now know that President Obama had a secret meeting with selected members of the press on Monday afternoon. Is it possible the meeting was the administration’s Plan B following Attorney General Eric Holder’s lightly attended off-the-record media summit in May? The New York Times declined to attend that meeting, and BuzzFeed reports that New York Times reporter Peter Baker might not have gone to Monday’s meeting either if he’d known that President Obama would drop in to say hi — after reporters had agreed to keep things off the record.
What’s creepy about that? At least the windows are still transparent … for now.