I can't stands Al Sharpton. Not one single iddy biddy little bit.
It sounded like a pretty well rounded group, Obama, Maddow, Sharpton, Schultz. Im sure there were alot of ideas from differing viewpoints flying around in that meeting
My guess is the conversation was more about promoting policy than making it. Obama's been trying to create public pressure on the Republicans to fall in line with his fiscal cliff plan.
Either way I don't like it a bit. Didn't like it when Bush met with Hannity, Ingraham, and other RW pundits, don't like it now. Journalists and politicians should have an adversarial relationship, not a cozy one. Another side effect of the rise of partisan media, I suppose.