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Spokesman: Obama 'absolutely' the most transparent president
The Hill ^ | July 13 2014 | Justin Sink

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 administration’s 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 CNN’s “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.”


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: doubletalk; ineptitude; obama; remove
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This guy is every bit the liar as Carney, if not more so!
1 posted on 07/13/2014 11:32:50 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

But he’s in Earnest.


2 posted on 07/13/2014 11:34:20 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: PoloSec
President Obama is “absolutely” the most transparent president in history,

I agree. I see right through the guy.

He is self-absorbed, self-aggrandizing, over-indulged, America-hating, never-was.

3 posted on 07/13/2014 11:35:17 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: PoloSec

What if he believes that...?


4 posted on 07/13/2014 11:35:49 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: PoloSec

Transparently corrupt.


5 posted on 07/13/2014 11:35:54 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Give me a break!


6 posted on 07/13/2014 11:36:10 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: PoloSec

For a moment I thought this was satire. How do these press secretaries keep a straight face when they’re lying?


7 posted on 07/13/2014 11:36:46 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: PoloSec

The unimportance of being Earnest.


8 posted on 07/13/2014 11:37:00 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: PoloSec

Best military fortification: Maginot Line
Best Baseball team: Chicago Cubs
Best film: Ishtar / Gigli (tie)


9 posted on 07/13/2014 11:38:23 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: PoloSec
Reminds me of North Korea, "Absolutely! The Dear Leader is the most merciful and loving Dear Leader of all time!!"


10 posted on 07/13/2014 11:38:35 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: PoloSec

“I’m Barack Obama and I have approved this comment”.


11 posted on 07/13/2014 11:38:53 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (OBAMA ..IMPEACH, REMOVE, AND IMPRISON. WHAT THE HECK ARE WE WAITING FOR - CHRISTMAS?)
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To: PoloSec

He continued...
“And if you don’t believe that, you are just a racist that hates the idea of a black President!!”


12 posted on 07/13/2014 11:39:52 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: PoloSec

Would have made a terrific Vaudeville line.


13 posted on 07/13/2014 11:40:28 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: PoloSec



"When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt,
but protects the corrupt from you -
you know your nation is doomed."

-Ayn Rand

"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

14 posted on 07/13/2014 11:40:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT US Congress remains COMPLICIT)
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To: PoloSec

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.


15 posted on 07/13/2014 11:41:00 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Olog-hai

“But he’s in Earnest.”

But he’s also “josh.” So he’s always “joshing*” us in “earnest.”

*where “josh”=bull crap


16 posted on 07/13/2014 11:41:11 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: PoloSec

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’.

Trans-Parent.


17 posted on 07/13/2014 11:41:43 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: PoloSec

Thanks to Snowden and that little faggot.


18 posted on 07/13/2014 11:41:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“Reminds me of North Korea, “Absolutely! The Dear Leader is the most merciful and loving Dear Leader of all time!!””

Empty-headed white women.


19 posted on 07/13/2014 11:42:21 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: PoloSec

If by ‘transparent’ they mean everyone can see he’s a fraud, then I would agree.


20 posted on 07/13/2014 11:42:24 AM PDT by tje
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To: fatnotlazy
For a moment I thought this was satire. How do these press secretaries keep a straight face when they’re lying?

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.

21 posted on 07/13/2014 11:42:50 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: PoloSec

Transparently in over his head.


22 posted on 07/13/2014 11:43:24 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: PoloSec

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.”


23 posted on 07/13/2014 11:43:27 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: vette6387

Therefore he’s got the perfect name for the job. Life imitates art yet again.


24 posted on 07/13/2014 11:43:31 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: PoloSec

‘cept he forgot to tell congress about trading one traitor for the 4 worst muzzies we had.


25 posted on 07/13/2014 11:43:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: PoloSec

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.


26 posted on 07/13/2014 11:43:41 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Olog-hai

You’re just “josh”ing!


27 posted on 07/13/2014 11:45:18 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: PoloSec
only if he means looking into one ear and seeing out the other...
28 posted on 07/13/2014 11:46:00 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Texas Eagle

You forgot lazy and drug addicted...


29 posted on 07/13/2014 11:47:30 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: jayrunner

Not my fault; it’s the guy’s name. Sorry about the missing sarcasm tag. The fellow joshes in earnest.


30 posted on 07/13/2014 11:50:14 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: PoloSec

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.


31 posted on 07/13/2014 11:50:25 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: PoloSec; All


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32 posted on 07/13/2014 11:51:58 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: PoloSec

Lol.

Where is Baghdad Bob when you need him?

Oh, in the White Hut...

5.56mm


33 posted on 07/13/2014 11:53:48 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: PoloSec

Oh, and up is down, too.


34 posted on 07/13/2014 11:53:56 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: PoloSec

Josh Earnest lies like a Stalinist...


35 posted on 07/13/2014 11:53:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: vette6387

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?”


36 posted on 07/13/2014 11:54:07 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: PoloSec

Transparently EVIL!


37 posted on 07/13/2014 11:56:25 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: PoloSec

its true. O is totally completely transparent.
he lies to us all the time, true, ..... but everyone can see right through him....


38 posted on 07/13/2014 12:01:58 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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"Obama 'absolutely' the most transparent president"

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)

39 posted on 07/13/2014 12:04:05 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: PoloSec

Well, he is the most transparent liar ever.


40 posted on 07/13/2014 12:04:17 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: PoloSec

Justin Sink doesn’t,t work for Slick?


41 posted on 07/13/2014 12:16:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PoloSec
He is this kind of transparent:


42 posted on 07/13/2014 12:20:15 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: PoloSec

I agree. He is transparent. You can see right through him.


43 posted on 07/13/2014 12:21:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: PoloSec

It appears that the new WH press sect’y doesn’t understand the difference between transparency and empty suit.


44 posted on 07/13/2014 12:44:40 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: AlphaOneAlpha
Most transparent? Really? Here's a quote from a former executive in his own news division:

In January of 2014, former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson described the Obama administration as “the most secretive White House she’s ever dealt with.”

45 posted on 07/13/2014 12:48:49 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: PoloSec

Transparent? Yep, we can see right through his brown skin to his RED interior!


46 posted on 07/13/2014 12:58:28 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: tcrlaf
“And if you don’t believe that, you are just a racist that hates the idea of a black President!!”

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.

47 posted on 07/13/2014 1:01:27 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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“I agree. I see right through the guy.”

Exactly. For once the Press Lackey told the truth.


48 posted on 07/13/2014 1:08:27 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: tje
a hanging hemmoroid is transparent but it is still irratating
49 posted on 07/13/2014 1:31:08 PM PDT by mt tom
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To: PoloSec

Give him a break, he only told two lies in one sentence.


50 posted on 07/13/2014 2:55:30 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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