Outrage of the Day
Apr 14, 2011 at 5:02 PM
Amy Ridenour in Corruption, Government Agencies, Liberals, Outrage, Scandals, White House

The White House appears to be using the term "transparency" when it really means "obfuscation."

According to a report in Politico and an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity:

The White House website proudly boasts of making available "over 1,000,000 records of everyone who’s come through the doors of the White House" via a searchable database.

Yet the Center’s analysis shows that the logs routinely omit or cloud key details about the identity of visitors, whom they met with and the nature of their visits. The logs even include the names of people who never showed up. These are critical gaps that raise doubts about the records’ historical accuracy and utility in helping the public understand White House operations, from social events to meetings on key policy debates.

Among the deficiencies cited:

There's more. Read it all here.

Fake transparency is worse than none -- at least when there's none, the public knows it doesn't know.

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