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Holder says Guantanamo will still close

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke during a news conference on Wednesday to discuss his trip to Guantanamo Bay earlier this week.

Holder said he only saw good things during his visit of the base, the closing of which was one reason the Obama administration pushed for Holder’s appointment to the position.

But nothing he saw changed the government’s decision to close the base.

Here’s the article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090225/ap_on_go_ot/holder_guantanamo;_ylt=AkFtQJmppgeJ4HDSZ5j.pp8NJ_wE


Writer Devlin Barrett followed the regular structure for covering a press conference in his story by stating a fact or point and then supporting it with a quote. As I’ve read with most press conferences, Barrett picked out the most important points of Holder’s news conference to include in the story. He also followed the traditional model by speaking with other people or groups effected by the news conference to get their reactions to the news.