Transparency

The Press Has Had Enough of the 'Most Transparent Administration Ever'

You can't put big enough air quotes around that title.

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While Congress is on recess and President Obama vacations in Martha's Vineyard, a coalition of free press groups is escalating an already-aggressive campaign against the Obama administration for allegedly freezing out the press and cracking down on reporters. 

The flood of critical letters and petitions and statements from First Amendment groups marks a new level of tension in a relationship that for years has been deteriorating. Though Obama, as a candidate in 2008, was widely seen to enjoy favorable media treatment, his administration now is fielding accusations that it's one of the least transparent in history. 

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  1. It seems the really easy way to counter this would be for the press to outright ignore anything coming from the administration press office. Let them Twitter and Facebook to their heart’s desire, but don’t report on any of it. Go back to doing real investigative journalism and only report on that which has been independently verified. But that would mean work.

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