On Fox News’s air, anchor Chris Wallace just said that the network would not attend the Justice Department’s meeting with news organizations to discuss guidelines on subpoenaing journalists. If it remains off the record, that is.

A fine decision. It means that whatever meetings go down at Justice will have a hollow feel. The two most affected news organizations in these discussions are Fox News — whose reporter James Rosen is at the center of one of the leak probes — and the Associated Press, whose phone records were secretly subpoenaed as part of another leak probe. Both will be absent from the proceedings, unless Justice relents and declares the session on the record. That would be a good move.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.