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