Monday, January 26, 2009

Obama administration's transparency ! They mean something else!

President Obama promised us the most transparent administration ever! So what happened? Already they decided that they will get rid of the transcripts of the daily press briefing. According the Weekly Standard blog, It's been four days since Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' first (and widely panned) appearance before the White House press corps, but no transcript.

The decision to withhold transcripts is not a departure from the Obama Team's online posture during the campaign, and signals that's exactly the posture they intend to take for the next four years. Team Obama got a lot of credit for being an active online presence, which indeed it was, but that presence was built for message control, not openness!

Get ready, every word has a different meaning to Obama and his team.