Here we ago again . . . Another transparently biased anti-Obama opinion piece
from the Deseret News.I took the liberty of reading the original AP
article, and that article said that requests for government information went up
by 8% from last year. If requests go up, then the number of denials goes up too.
That just makes sense.But the Deseret News decided to be less than
transparent about offering that fact.It also makes sense that in the
wake of the NSA brouhaha, requests for sensitive files would go up as well, thus
the number of denials go up.This Deseret News opinion piece is
strongly hinting that the Obama administration has been less transparent than
other administrations, and there's nothing at all to support that claim.
From President Transparency. If you like a secretive government you can keep
your secretive government Dictator?
It reminds me of what J Golden Kimball is said to have said.Something
about how when he had dealings with people who boasted about how honest they
were he had nothing left.When they have to tell you how transparent they
are there must be something wrong. And so it is.
Before his first election, Obama promised the most transparent administration in
history. Now its hide it, deny it, deflect it, stonewall it and blame it on
others. Obama is worse than Jimmy Carter.
Mountain an......believe us all of America is missing jimmy and billy
@GaryO--a blind man could see the corruption.My taxes have increased
more than a dime, and the deficit hasn't been cut in half.
"....cited more legal exceptions it said justified withholding materials and
refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be
especially newsworthy, according to a new analysis of federal data by The
Constitutional obligation of the Executive branch of government is the integrity
of government. What's 'newsworthy is a subjective determination and
the concern of the press whose motives are intrinsically self-serving. The
Associated Press very well knows that. The press, by the way, is not exactly
being a paragon of transparency when it uses anonymous sources.
@ Gary OIf requests go up denials go up?If requests go
up that pretty well means that Obama is believed less One thing for sure the
lies have gone up!
@GaryO - Yes, as the number of requests goes up, the number of denials go up
too. However, as the article points out, the percentage of requests being denied
has gone up. That means PER CAPITA the number of requests being denied has
increased. This is just another example of Obama doing the exact opposite of
what he said during his election. He promised more transparency in government,
not less. I'm all for the government keeping things Top Secret when it
comes to defending the country and protecting those in harms way, but this
administration's been as shady--if not more so--than its predecessors
(which is another thing it he said he wouldn't do...)
What?The 'great one' who promised to heal the planet,
lower the rising oceans and the deficit AND be the most transparent President of
all time is NOT doing what he promised to do?Does. Not.
Compute.(Sarcasm "Off".)America, America, oh,
how I mourn for thee.....