Forum Post: Freedom of Information Act in Dire Danger!!!! Please read
Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 26, 2011, 7:25 p.m. EST by NoBendedKnee
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Yea, we are really fucked.
I wondered how long it would take to trash the FOIA. Surprised it took this long. P.S. These bums gotta go.
Under the new Department of Justice proposal, in replying to a request for information under the freedom-of-information law, if the information is allowed to be withheld under certain statutory exceptions, then federal officials "will respond to the request as if the excluded records did not exist"--even if that is not the case.
"No rule or law should allow, let alone require, the government to mislead the press or the public about anything," said Mark Hamrick , a broadcast journalist with the Associated Press who is the 2011 president of the National Press Club. "If enacted, it appears that this proposed rule would offend the precepts that informed the Freedom of Information Act, and it would tarnish the government's credibility.
This is screwed up. Liberals and conservatives both are saying WTF? to this one. And note the "transparent" administration that it's coming out of.