Only Fox News Hits 'Spectacular Failure' of Obama Transparency Claim; Networks Yawn

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Mar 18, 2014 1:04 PM

Despite self-congratulatory claims in 2013 that he is running the "most transparent administration in history," several watchdog groups this week have hit Barack Obama for being exactly the opposite. Yet, so far, the networks have skipped the President's bad news. The Associated Press on Sunday reported, "The Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act..." 

The Washington Post on Tuesday reported, "A separate report this week from the National Security Archives found that 54 percent of all agencies have ignored directives that Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder issued in 2009 calling for a 'presumption of disclosure' with FOIA requests." The Center for Effective Government gave failing grades to seven Obama-era agencies, including State, Defense and Labor. Although the networks have avoided this topic, Fox News on highlighted the "spectacular failure." [See video below. MP3 audio here.]