Erik Wemple: Transparency

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Report: National Park Service denied records request on national security grounds.

Upshot of investigation: Getting governmental records aren’t as simple as just filing a request.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:34 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Benghazi, FOIA, National Park Service, Transparency

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Obama’s ‘transparency’ claim takes a hit in press-freedom rankings

A drop in press freedoms, according to a watchdog group.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jill Abramson, New York Times, President Obama, Reporters without Borders, Transparency, White House

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Where's the transparency, Holder?

Years ago, President Obama promised that agencies would conduct regulatory business in the light of day. Perhaps these Justice Department-media meetings are just an exception.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:33 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, President Obama, Transparency

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Obama: Eject media so we can take questions

What happened to the most transparent administration ever?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:08 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Transparency, White House press corps