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Outrage At Reporter For Taping John Kerry’s Remarks

From an outraged Politico:

John Kerry’s private remarks allegedly taped by Daily Beast reporter

By DYLAN BYERS | April 28, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry’s private remarks to a meeting of influential world leaders last week were allegedly taped by a reporter from The Daily Beast, a fact that led to a personal apology from Trilateral Commission chairman Joseph S. Nye on Monday.

In a letter to Sec. Kerry, obtained by POLITICO, Nye expressed "my deep apology and dismay that a reporter form The Daily Beast, Josh Rogin, somehow sneaked into the meeting room in which you were speaking to the Commission this past Friday."

"He was not invited," Nye wrote. "Althought [sic] how Mr. Rogin slipped past both Commission staff and Diplomatic Security is unclear to me, we have confirmed that he indeed was present and apparently recorded the session."

Politicians, diplomats and prominent media figures who attended Friday’s meeting of the Trilateral Commission in Washington had agreed, as they do every year, not to record or report on speakers’ remarks without permission. Rogin, who was not invited to the event, was not bound by this agreement…

In the first article [reporting Kerry's comments], Rogin attributed his knowledge of Sec. Kerry’s remarks to "an attendee." In the second article, he attributed them to "a recording… obtained by The Daily Beast." Rogin did not mention his presence at the event in either article…

The outrage.

Jen Psaki, the chief State Department spokesperson, declined to comment.

That’s funny. Ms. Psaki, when she was an Obama campaign flack, couldn’t stop talking about Romney’s ’47%’ tape.

Reached by phone, Rogin told POLITICO, "I don’t comment on my sourcing. I didn’t break any rules or agreements in the reporting of this article."

Nye, the former Dean of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, disagrees. In his letter to Sec. Kerry, Nye said Rogin "blatantly ignored the clearly stated rules. As I said at the time of the session, and as Commission members and guests are aware, the Commission pledges to all those who participate in our discussions that nothing said in the room may be used without explicit permission of the speaker," Nye wrote. "Mr. Rogin undoubtedly heard me reiterate this rule at the time of your remarks." …

Goodbye, Mr. Rogin.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Outrage At Reporter For Taping John Kerry’s Remarks”

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Yep, kill the messenger.

    It’s the socialist way.

  2. Wait, wait .. private taped conversations, NBA teams .. scourging and stocks .. I’m sensing a contradiction ..




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