AP Washington Bureau Chief Says Obama is Blocking Information From the Press
Most transparent administration ever.
You know what? I get bored pointing out all the ways that Obama is worse than everything the left hated about Bush, I really do. But sometimes everyone needs to be reminded…
8 ways the Obama administration is blocking information
1) As the United States ramps up its fight against Islamic militants, the public can’t see any of it. News organizations can’t shoot photos or video of bombers as they take off — there are no embeds. In fact, the administration won’t even say what country the S. bombers fly from.
2) The White House once fought to get cameramen, photographers and reporters into meetings the president had with foreign leaders overseas. That access has become much rarer. Think about the message that sends other nations about how the world’s leading democracy deals with the media: Keep them out and let them use handout photos.
3) Guantanamo: The big important 9/11 trial is finally coming up. But we aren’t allowed to see most court filings in real time — even of nonclassified material. So at hearings, we can’t follow what’s happening. We don’t know what prosecutors are asking for, or what defense attorneys are arguing.
If a Republican did just half of the things Obama does on a regular basis, not only would it be nightly headline news, the left would be calling him or her an enemy of the United States.