FORMER DEPUTY National Security Advisor Meghan O’Sullivan dodged a lecture she was supposed to give at Indiana University on Tuesday after student reporters refused to grant her off-the-record status.
The newspaper staff argued that the was lecture was open to the public, and therefore open to reporters who might record the session.
“(It is) a common practice for people who leave the government,” O’Sullivan said later. “I have spoken widely off-the-record and it has been respected.”
O'Sullivan was supposed to discuss the war in Iraq and other security issues.
Should the newspaper have granted her off-the-record status or did they have the right to report on the event?
6 months ago