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Sunday, September 03, 2006

DK asks I try to answer

What is this about?

The White House said that Mr. Rove would consider an interview for this article if it were conducted off the record, with the provision that quotations could be put on the record with White House approval, a condition it said was set for other interviews with Mr. Rove. The New York Times declined.

Which press outlets have agreed to those conditions?
-- TPM Reader DK

More GOP Districts Counted as Vulnerable
Number Doubled Over the Summer

By Dan Balz and David S. Broder
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, September 3, 2006; Page A01

White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove told one associate last week that he believes that the climate has begun to turn in a way that will help Republicans preserve their majorities, and GOP officials will spend the coming weeks trying to boost the president's approval ratings and frame the contest

Even before I read DK's post on the NY Times's refusal, I thought that was the absurd anonymous sourcing of the year. Now, assuming that Mr Broder is honest, I assume that he has just identified himself (correctly) as an associate of Karl Rove.

and how do I contact DK ? I will just e-mail talk.

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