Obama to Open Door Long Enough to Accept Transparency Award, Shut Door Again

Pretty much says it all:

President Obama’s only event at the White House that isn’t closed to the press on Wednesday is a ceremony in which he’ll accept an award for being open to the press.

An award for openness? Even the Associated Press recently took Team Obama to the woodshed over failure to deliver on his laughable “transparency” promise:

Two years into its pledge to improve government transparency, the Obama administration took action on fewer requests for federal records from citizens, journalists, companies and others last year even as significantly more people asked for information. The administration disclosed at least some of what people wanted at about the same rate as the previous year.

People requested information 544,360 times last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act from the 35 largest agencies, up nearly 41,000 more than the previous year, according to an analysis by The Associated Press of new federal data. But the government responded to nearly 12,400 fewer requests.

The administration refused to release any sought-after materials in more than 1-in-3 information requests, including cases when it couldn’t find records, a person refused to pay for copies or the request was determined to be improper under the law.

Obama’s encouraging Palin to write another book so some of these AP fact-checkers will once again be too pre-occupied with digging through Sarah’s book to notice anything that’s going on in the White House.

Author: Doug Powers

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