1/2 MILLION DENIED-
Journalists and government transparency advocates flooded a House hearing this week, expressing their extreme frustration over the Obama administration's lack of disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
The Daily Signal's Sharyl Attkisson told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that the FOIA law has devolved into "a pointless, useless shadow of its intended self.” “The broken system is not by accident, it’s by design," she said.
Republican Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz said that the stories went on and on. During the hearing, he lambasted the Justice Department for grading itself a 5 out of 5 on transparency last year.
"You live in la-la-land. You live in a fantasy land because it ain't working," he told a DOJ official.
Chaffetz talked about the "pattern of stonewalling" this morning with Bill Hemmer, pointing out that the Obama administration has denied more than 550,000 FOIA requests. It's absolutely totally wrong. We need to change the law," said Chaffetz.
Hemmer asked how this can be happening after the president famously promised in 2009 that he would have the "most transparent" administration in history.
Our TRP Flashback of the Day----
Obama: "This Administration stands not on the side of those who seek to withhold information, but those who seek to make it known"
Oh Yeah, there's more- 'Information will not be withheld just because I say so'