Off the record conversations with newspaper bosses. Cute.
Ari: The President began his day with the regular intelligence briefings. Then he had a meeting with the Newspaper Association of America board of directors -- he met with many of your bosses, the owners of a lot of papers, large and small, across the country. He talked about the war on Iraq -- at war.
Q Is that on the record, something we might see in print?
MR. FLEISCHER: No, it was off the record.
Q Do you have a list of who he met with?
MR. FLEISCHER: Let me see if I can release it.
Not fit to print I guess.
If I were just a bit more paranoid I'd say that was a little threatening...