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‘The Obama administration censored 194 pages of internal e-mails about its Open Government Directive’

That’s an actual quote from an actual story published by an actual news service. The Associated Press reports:

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 Obama administration censored 194 pages of internal e-mails about its Open Government Directive that the AP requested more than one year ago. The December 2009 directive requires every agency to take immediate, specific steps to open their operations up to the public. But the White House Office of Management and Budget blacked-out entire pages of some e-mails between federal employees discussing how to apply the new openness rules, and it blacked-out one e-mail discussing how to respond to AP’s request for information about the transparency directive.


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In other “transparency” news, CNN reports:

President Obama was to receive an award from organizers of the Freedom of Information Day conference on Wednesday for his commitment to an open and transparent government. The White House announced the scheduled event had been postponed “due to changes to the President’s schedule today.”

What those changes were, well, were not so transparent.

You know a Democrat president has got problems when his lies and broken promises are so ridiculous that even CNN can’t help goofing on him.

Steven Nelson has more.

(Hat tip: PJM)

  • callenlaw

    The awesomeness of this story is matched by the awesomeness of the video embedded in it, making this post awesome, squared. I think I’d have more faith in humanity if I thought we were ingenious enough to make this stuff up.

  • ghost

    It turns out when you become the sausage maker, you don’t want to invite the customers into your sausage factory.

    If the FOIDCON organizers were more transparent, they’d be FORIDCON, Freedom of Republican Information Day Conference. These liberal organizations are quite fluent in Newspeak.

  • zelda

    They are transparent. Just not in the way they think.