She joined several other liberal media members at the off-the-record lunch.
Sam Stein of the Huffington Post has the details.
Attendees included Gail Collins of the New York Times, Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and Gerald Seib, the Washington bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, all of whom were spotted leaving the West Wing at roughly 1:45 p.m.
Stein also offered a full disclosure – that his boss, Arianna Huffington, “was invited to attend but could not make it due to a scheduling conflict.”
It’s not hard to guess the main topic of the lunch today, as Pres. Obama continues to get hammered by left-wing pundits and hosts over his handling of and tone regarding the BP oil disaster. Maddow’s sharp critique leads that pack. Will this engender any good will for the Commander-in-chief with a group that certainly had his back during the 2008 campaign? We’ll see in Robinson’s next column, Maddow’s next show.
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