Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Obama's obnubilation, obfuscation...

Obama caught out being a rampant hypocrite...again. In a clear anti-Trump rant* Obama 'blamed' the media for not making presidential candidates more accountable. He seems to have forgotten their outrageously blind, partisan, entirely biased coverage of his own 2008** campaign (and to a large but not as great extent in 2012). I include the UK media in this too. Later, Obama promised "transparency would be a touchstone of his administration", and he has claimed to have the 'most transparent administration in history', bullshit on both counts.

However, back to this week: [LINK]. "Many believe that Obama’s call for us to probe and dig deeper and find out more has been made far more difficult by his administration than any in recent decades." (CNN reporter)...
"the Obama administration had used the Espionage Act to go after more leakers and whistleblowers than all previous White Houses combined."
"Obama hasn’t delivered... "In fact, FOIA has been a disaster under his watch." (Pro Publica reporter Justin Elliott". 'A recent analysis found the Obama administration set a record of failing nearly 130,000 times to respond to public records requests under the Freedom of Information Act.' Elliot 'went on to write':
Newly uncovered documents (made public only through a FOIA lawsuit) show the Obama administration aggressively lobbying against reforms proposed in Congress. The Associated Press found last year that the administration had set a record for censoring or denying access to information requested under FOIA, and that the backlog of unanswered requests across the government had risen by 55 percent, to more than 200,000.
* If his awful dirge-like way of speaking could ever be a 'rant'; I have never understood how he is considered a master orator: I'm switched off after two sentences.
** And his nomination to run was completely rigged anyway (plus ca change

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