No Transparency Today
March 16th, 2011
04:08 PM ET

No Transparency Today

Washington (CNN) - Sometimes even presidents miss their own awards party.

President Obama was to receive an award from organizers of the Freedom of Information Day conference on Wednesday for his commitment to an open and transparent government. The White House announced the scheduled event had been postponed "due to changes to the President's schedule today.”

What those changes were, well, were not so transparent.

The award was part of "Sunshine Week", an effort led by the American Society of Newspaper Editors to promote open government and freedom of information.


Topics: President Obama • The Buzz • White House

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  1. SecondHalf

    Most transparent? Nothing transparent about health care (in fact reached new lows in secrecy), nothing transparent about all the Czars, nothing transparent about the newly created Consumer monster headed by Ms. Warren.

    March 16, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
  2. Liz Carter in Georgia

    The PRESIDENT does have the most transparent governing administration to ever grace the 'long-time secretive WHITEHOUSE and CONGRESS! That's exactly why you folks are able to come out and blast everything they do or say; every decision that's made and even when it is still on the table; had not been made! There are SOME personal/private, and national security things that I'm sure he HAS to keep transparent; but you folk even have knowledge of those NON-TRANSPARENCIES! We never knew what BUSH CREW was doing!

    March 18, 2011 at 12:37 am |