Tuesday, April 06, 2010

"Transparency! I mean it!! It's just that there's nothing there

to see!!!"
Google the IARDC site and you come up with a record ID ending in 136.
Now that record is blank.
In 2008 a CNN website showed Obama's record with an ID ending in 456.
Now that record is blank
And on, and on... Pageshots at the link.

And more here.

And here.
From the last:
From Steve Clemons at The Washington Note:
What I have learned after discussions over the last several days with several journalists who either have regular access to the White House or are part of the White House press corps is that there is a growing sense that access is traded for positive stories -- or perhaps worse, an agreement that things learned will not be reported in the near term.
What, exactly, is meant by 'things learned?' What information could a journalist uncover while having close access to the President that would be deemed so damaging, embarrassing, or even worse, that the White House is exhibiting a near-paranoia in making sure such information is not reported?

And more importantly, why would any true journalist who is worth his/her salt agree to such a scheme?
The answer to that last is that a true journalist, a real reporter, would not. Which tells us an awful lot about the journalists who do.

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