What’s wrong with this picture?

Does anyone else think it’s odd that a news company, Time Inc., has a public event with a public official, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but makes it off-the-record?

  • Maybe they’re hoping no one will notice.

    And what would that have had to do with the SC losing its marble?

  • I.F. Stoner

    Hmmm, isn;t this the same Time Inc. that in it’s never-ending quest for truth, justice and the American Way (read: First Amendment) moved to hide the details of their libel suit broguht by Alabama football coach Mike Price. The Wall Street Journal actually filed court papers to get Time to allow the public to see details. Where’s Time’s commitment to the First Amendment now?

    You wonder why people hate the press? One good reason is that — even in those danged Red States — people see the hypocrisy of American media multiconglomerates for what it is.

  • Doesn’t the WaPo do an annual off-the-record schmoozefest with public officials? Maybe I’m wrong about this.

  • Kim

    Anytime you talk in front of a crowd and you are not explicitly in a one-to-one situation, your conversation is not “off the record.”

  • Well, T-W is first in the business of business. Right? or am I missing something?

  • Jorge

    Business is as business does!

  • Sounds like a lot of oversized journalistic egos clashing, signifying nothing.

  • Yes.

    Yes I do.

  • Sadly no. And what makes it worse is that the “off-the-record” requirement comes from Justice Scalia. Whenever he speaks he will not permit taping or feeds. There was a similar restriction when he spoke at the Cleveland City Club a couple years ago.