Skip to comments.Spokesman: Obama 'absolutely' the most transparent president
Posted on 07/13/2014 11:32:50 AM PDT by PoloSec
President Obama is absolutely the most transparent president in history, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Sunday after the White House received a letter from signed by a dozen top journalists groups complaining about the administrations policies toward the media.
There are a number of steps that we've taken to give people greater insight into what's happening at the White House, Earnest said in an interview with CNNs Reliable Sources.
The letter, signed by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Poynter Institute, among others, accuses the White House of "politically driven suppression of news and information about federal agencies."
It asks the president to create an ombudsman charged with enforcing his goal of government transparency, and asks Obama "issue a clear directive telling federal employees they're not only free to answer questions from reporters and the public, but actually encouraged to do so.
We believe that is one of the most important things you can do for the nation now, before the policies become even more entrenched, the letter says.
Earnest said he is definitely committed to helping the president live up to his commitment to be the most transparent president in history.
Earnest noted that previous administrations had gone to the Supreme Court to prevent the release of White House visitor information, but that the Obama administration releases it voluntarily on the Internet on a quarterly basis.
Reporters for years clamored to get access to fundraisers the president hosted or attended that were hosted in private homes, Earnest continued. Reporters now have access to those when this president goes to a private home.
Earnest also said the criticism was inherent in the relationship between the press and the administration.
They're all journalists, Earnest said. And if the day that they stopped -- the day that they sort of sit back and say, you know, we don't need to write a letter, the White House is telling us everything that they're supposed to, is the day that they're no longer doing their jobs.
But he’s in Earnest.
I agree. I see right through the guy.
He is self-absorbed, self-aggrandizing, over-indulged, America-hating, never-was.
What if he believes that...?
Give me a break!
For a moment I thought this was satire. How do these press secretaries keep a straight face when they’re lying?
The unimportance of being Earnest.
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“I’m Barack Obama and I have approved this comment”.
“And if you don’t believe that, you are just a racist that hates the idea of a black President!!”
Would have made a terrific Vaudeville line.
"When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt,
but protects the corrupt from you -
you know your nation is doomed."
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,
or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children
and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
President Ronald Reagan
It was a brilliant move by Barry to hire a standup comedian as his “press secretary”. This guy is funnier than little Jay Jay was.
“But hes in Earnest.”
But he’s also “josh.” So he’s always “joshing*” us in “earnest.”
*where “josh”=bull crap
I think everyone is missing the point. What Carney, Earnest, and the MSM are talking about is Obama’s ‘upbringing’.
One must carefully ‘parse’ their words.
Obama is the most ‘transparent’ president.
He had a ‘tranny’ who acted as his ‘parent’.
Thanks to Snowden and that little faggot.
“Reminds me of North Korea, “Absolutely! The Dear Leader is the most merciful and loving Dear Leader of all time!!””
Empty-headed white women.
If by ‘transparent’ they mean everyone can see he’s a fraud, then I would agree.
I don't mind someone attempting to play me for a fool. But when I've demonstrated I'm on to it, continuing to try just insults my intelligence.
Transparently in over his head.
That is right up there with “If you like your doctor (health plan, whatever), you can keep your doctor”, or the cause of the attack at the consulate in Benghazi was because of some obscure video, or the border is more secure than ever, or al-Qaeda is no more since the death of Osama (Obama?) bin Laden, or the unemployment rate in the US is 6.2% (or whatever phony number they pull out of their rectal orifices).
The number of absolute fabrications, and the cover-up of incompetent, inept, inappropriate, or downright malicious actions all through the Current Regime (it cannot properly be called an “administration”, because that would imply there is somebody in charge who actually KNEW what had to be done), continues to build higher and higher every day.
How much is too much? “Drive it like you stole it.”
Therefore he’s got the perfect name for the job. Life imitates art yet again.
‘cept he forgot to tell congress about trading one traitor for the 4 worst muzzies we had.
We don’t even know where he was during the Benghazi attack or other times he has disappeared . He;s a joke and how any0ne could even still support him or even have an Obama sticker on their vehicle stuns me.
You’re just “josh”ing!
You forgot lazy and drug addicted...
Not my fault; it’s the guy’s name. Sorry about the missing sarcasm tag. The fellow joshes in earnest.
Rats cover for their guys no matter what, they are all as slimy as zer0 an clinton. Truth means nothing to them. Building the state an staying in power is what they crave.
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Where is Baghdad Bob when you need him?
Oh, in the White Hut...
Oh, and up is down, too.
Josh Earnest lies like a Stalinist...
He’s going to go down as hands down, no question *THE* worst President in US history and she will forever be recorded as the ditz who supported him so much she cried. When she is 80 years old her Grandkids will ask her “Grandma, why were you so stupid?” 200 years from now, people will be looking at that photo asking themselves, “What the hell was she thinking?”
its true. O is totally completely transparent.
he lies to us all the time, true, ..... but everyone can see right through him....
Absolutely true! In no way is he hiding his Marxist agenda.
It's right out in the open for all to see.
(for those who care to see it)
Well, he is the most transparent liar ever.
Justin Sink doesn’t,t work for Slick?
I agree. He is transparent. You can see right through him.
It appears that the new WH press sect’y doesn’t understand the difference between transparency and empty suit.
In January of 2014, former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson described the Obama administration as the most secretive White House shes ever dealt with.
Transparent? Yep, we can see right through his brown skin to his RED interior!
When I hear that, I tell them that I'd vote for a Thomas Sowell or a Walter E. Williams in a New York minute. They've never heard of either one, of course.
“I agree. I see right through the guy.”
Exactly. For once the Press Lackey told the truth.
Give him a break, he only told two lies in one sentence.