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$tinkle

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Feb 12, 2003
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from just before the election


from just today:
Obama White House bars press from press award ceremony
We are not making this up:

Barack Obama was elected commander in chief promising to run the most transparent presidential administration in American history.

This achievement and the overall promise of his historic administration caused the National Newspaper Publishers Assn. to name him "Newsmaker of the Year."

The president is to receive the award from the federation of black community newspapers in a White House ceremony this afternoon.

The Obama White House has closed the press award ceremony to the press.

From the president's official schedule:

"Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will attend a reception with the National Newspaper Publisher Association in the State Dining Room, where they will be presented the Newsmaker of the Year award. This event is closed press."

Maybe they'll let the newspaper people pass the award through the fence.
but why should he care about something as innocent as an award ceremony presented from the NNPA? here's a couple of their member's publications which his foes will have a field day with: Final Call & The Muslim Journal


there would have been no story here if hussein didn't bar the press. that's all we need now is a bunch of "i told you so back in the fall" blogs, cable news analysis, etc.
 

ohio

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Good lord, the LATimes is trying hard (and the commenters in that thread are trying even harder), to find something to be indignant about.

I don't see any truth to the idea that the press is barred from the event. Sounds like the LAT is bitter for not getting a press pass, and are trying to make something of nothing. Hilarious to watch the sour grapers hop on this like it's ****ing watergate.

My favorite one:
Obama is a SOCIALIST ELITE and he craves POWER, and money like the BOOK DEAL he "forgot to mention" during the Campaign, and he will do ANYTHING to retain it.
Only when it "adversely affects the Press" do you hear the "questions/concerns". Well, Obama has been ADVERSELY affecting MILLIONS of Americans and EVERY American Citizen (yes, I said CITIZEN) 24/7 and we don't hear a "word" from the Main Street Media who is TOO SCARED to ask him OR this MOUTHPIECE TOUGH QUESTIONS.
TO the Press: QUIT BEING SPINELESS COWARDS and worshiping at the Obama Alter.
Jeff Schrembs, American Citizen
 

$tinkle

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I don't see any truth to the idea that the press is barred from the event. Sounds like the LAT is bitter for not getting a press pass, and are trying to make something of nothing. Hilarious to watch the sour grapers hop on this like it's ****ing watergate.
then how would the actual published text of the schedule fit into your conspiracy theory about a conspiracy theory?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 19, 2009

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2009

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, the Economic Daily Briefing, and meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

In the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet with representatives from the National Conference of State Legislatures in Room 350 in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The President will discuss the White House's commitment to oversight and transparency to ensure that Recovery Act dollars are spent on projects that will jumpstart job creation and lay the foundation for lasting prosperity. The President's and the Vice President's remarks will be pooled press.

The President will meet with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the Roosevelt Room to discuss the importance of investing in America's transportation infrastructure. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.

Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will attend a reception with the National Newspaper Publisher Association in the State Dining Room, where they will be presented the Newsmaker of the Year award. This event is closed press.

Also tomorrow, members of the National Conference of State Legislatures will hold a media availability at 1:30PM at the stakeout location outside the West Wing.

Intown Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: FOX

Print: New York Post

Radio: ABC

Magazine Photo: TIME

Independent Pool: C-SPAN

EDT

10:00AM Pool Call Time

10:45AM THE PRESIDENT receives Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:15AM THE PRESIDENT receives Economic Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

12:15PM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office

Closed Press

12:35PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT deliver remarks to representatives of the National Conference of State Legislatures

EEOB Room 350

Pooled for remarks (Pre-Set 10:15AM - Final Gather 12:10PM - Stakeout Location)

2:15PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Governor Schwarzenegger, Governor Rendell, and Mayor Bloomberg

Roosevelt Room

Pool Spray at the top (Gather Time 1:55PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

2:45PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY attend the National Newspaper Publishers Association reception

State Dining Room

Closed Press

Briefing Schedule

2:00PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

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ohio

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then how would the actual published text of the schedule fit into your conspiracy theory about a conspiracy theory?
That means that you don't get in just because you have a standard white house press pass. That doesn't mean there won't be any press at the event.

edit: do you seriously, honestly, believe this is evidence that Obama isn't being transparent? That he isn't living up to his campaign promises? That this trumps everything else he has done to maintain transparency... the night and day shifts in white house processes versus Bush? You're right in there with the commenters on the article that Obama is part of some evil black cabal, and so is shutting the press out of what is certain to be some juicy, high-level, international intrigue?

He's getting an award from a second-rate journalist organization. What could he POSSIBLY be hiding? It's not like he's meeting with Enron or the Saudi Royal ****ing Family here.
 

Defenestrated

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That just means that you don't get in just because you have a white house press pass. That doesn't mean there won't be any press at the event.

edit: do you seriously, honestly, believe this is evidence that Obama isn't being transparent? That he isn't living up to his campaign promises? That this trumps everything else he has done to maintain transparency... the night and day shifts in white house processes versus Bush? You're right in there with the commenters on the article that Obama is part of some evil black cabal, and so is shutting the press out of what is certain to be some juicy, high-level, international intrigue?

He's getting an award from a second-rate journalist organization. What could he POSSIBLY be hiding? It's not like he's meeting with Enron or the Saudi Royal ****ing Family here.
I don't think anyone could have said it better.
 

$tinkle

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That means that you don't get in just because you have a standard white house press pass. That doesn't mean there won't be any press at the event.
i didn't realize you had such insight into how the press corps works; mea maxima culpa
edit: do you seriously, honestly, believe this is evidence that Obama isn't being transparent? That he isn't living up to his campaign promises? That this trumps everything else he has done to maintain transparency... the night and day shifts in white house processes versus Bush? You're right in there with the commenters on the article that Obama is part of some evil black cabal, and so is shutting the press out of what is certain to be some juicy, high-level, international intrigue?
"night & day shifts in wh processes"? this is another rhetoric gimmick much like silver's "...and you know it!", used to punctuate some bluster he hopes won't get challenged . seems to me you don't know wtf you're talking about. that's the way i see it. {{{ hugs -n- sh|t }}}

not having read the comments, i can't speak to my posts. what i said at the outset was this could be (look! it has been!) used to whip up more avoidable froth. seems to me he bowled a clumsy gutterball by being so apparently flippant. you say the org is 2nd rate, but aren't you at all concerned he would have a presumable sizeable crowd w/ plenty of opinions/positions bandied about which could potentially be news-worthy?

or...

perhaps he's grown weary of having the cum-drunk press fawning after him & wants a break.

oh, jet mag is part of the group as well. how's that for a black cabal?
 

stevew

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all the meetings should be held on the golf course....technically off the record.
 

$tinkle

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US CITES SECURITY MORE TO CENSOR, DENY RECORDS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration has a way to go to fulfill its promises from Day 1 to become the most transparent administration in history.

More often than ever, the administration censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, cited more legal exceptions it said justified withholding materials and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

Most agencies also took longer to answer records requests.

The government's own figures from 99 federal agencies covering six years show that halfway through its second term, the administration has made few meaningful improvements in the way it releases records. In category after category - except for reducing numbers of old requests and a slight increase in how often it waived copying fees - the government's efforts to be more open about its activities last year were their worst since President Barack Obama took office.

In a year of intense public interest over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, the government cited national security to withhold information a record 8,496 times - a 57 percent increase over a year earlier and more than double Obama's first year, when it cited that reason 3,658 times.
 

Jim Mac

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The fair gub'ner of Noo Yawk State said a transparent doozy the other day (in relation to long delayed fracking rules):

ALBANY – New York’s budget process is "more transparent than it’s ever been," even though key negotiations are still held in private, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told NewsChannel 13 on Monday.

"Just because something is done behind closed doors doesn't mean the process isn't transparent," Cuomo said. "You can't do everything in public view always and have frank, candid, meaningful conversations."
http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S3365015.shtml
 
^ That Cuomo quote was with regard to the budget process. The fracking quote I think you're referring is here:

New York’s top health official Monday said his review of hydraulic fracturing will continue behind closed doors because science needs to be conducted in a “sacred place.”

Following a meeting of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet, state Health Commissioner Nirav Shah said scientific studies must be conducted in private to maintain objectivity.

“The process needs to be transparent at the end, not during,” Shah told reporters.
http://polhudson.lohudblogs.com/2013/12/16/shah-fracking-transparency-will-come-works-done/
 
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