Obama Blocks Information

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#1 Edited by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

Report: Obama often blocks press access to information even though he promised to be more transparent than other administrations. Sure, he has been on more late night TV shows, but he is withholding information requested by reporters as well as some administration officials withholding it due to more prosecutions of those who have leaked information than all other Presidents combined.

What is Obama so afraid of that he has prosecuted so many leakers as well as withholding other information that the press deems needed?

#2 Edited by Ace6301 (21389 posts) -

Oh man and I thought I disliked this new Gamespot layout. Could be worse I guess.

I dislike this sort of thing as much as the next guy but do you really think things would be any different with any other administration?

#3 Posted by jer_1 (7451 posts) -

These sh*twads are all corrupt, the president is surely as guilty of this as the FBI, CIA, or the FED. Thus why I have no respect for any of them.

#4 Posted by the_bi99man (11059 posts) -

@jer_1 said:

These sh*twads are all corrupt, the president is surely as guilty of this as the FBI, CIA, or the FED. Thus why I have no respect for any of them.

This guy gets it. You don't get to be at that level in politics without being insanely corrupt. It just doesn't happen. The people who talk like it would be any better under the rule of another party, be it the people screaming "vote republican" now, or the ones who screamed "vote democrat" from 2001-2009, are hilariously naive.

#5 Posted by iampenguin (396 posts) -

Don't trust governments. Placing trust in politicians and/or hope, you're doing it wrong.

#6 Posted by dave123321 (34368 posts) -

Yeah obamas showing his true colors.

#8 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14423 posts) -

Gotta love the direction America is heading... into the gutter.

#9 Posted by comp_atkins (32026 posts) -

@Gaming-Planet said:

Gotta love the direction America is heading... into the gutter.

said people every year for the past 100

#10 Edited by mattykovax (22693 posts) -

The two party system is a joke that is just a contest to see which group grts to exploit us for the next four years and put their spin pn the lies that will be the same no matter who wins....

...so yeah I am not suprised.

#11 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152397 posts) -

In other news....governments aren't transparent....film at eleven.

#12 Posted by Aljosa23 (25980 posts) -

This is news to no one and tough shit but if anyone else were President they'd try their best to stop leaks.

#13 Edited by Netherscourge (16354 posts) -

Transparency is actually bad for stable governments.

#14 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152397 posts) -

@Netherscourge said:

Transparency is actually bad for stable governments.


That's true. Somethings do need to be kept private. That's if you want your government/country to continue without interruption.

#15 Posted by deeliman (3469 posts) -

@comp_atkins said:

@Gaming-Planet said:

Gotta love the direction America is heading... into the gutter.

said people every year for the past 100

Except that 100 years ago no one gave a shit about America.

#16 Edited by LJS9502_basic (152397 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@comp_atkins said:

@Gaming-Planet said:

Gotta love the direction America is heading... into the gutter.

said people every year for the past 100

Except that 100 years ago no one gave a shit about America.

Americans did.

Oh and Europeans did appreciate some help.

Damn I miss emoticons.

#17 Posted by jimkabrhel (15430 posts) -

This is something that people should really be criticizing the President for, but of course, people instead focus all their time on less important matters.

Obama could be hammered on the Obamacare roll our and lack of transparency, but those criticisms get drowned out by birther nonsense, accusations of socialism and communism, and other bullshit.

This is what happens then the GOP, specifically the Tea Party wing focuses their attention on the least intelligent parts of the country.

#18 Edited by Person0 (2944 posts) -

@jimkabrhel:

@jimkabrhel said:

This is something that people should really be criticizing the President for, but of course, people instead focus all their time on less important matters.

Obama could be hammered on the Obamacare roll our and lack of transparency, but those criticisms get drowned out by birther nonsense, accusations of socialism and communism, and other bullshit.

This is what happens then the GOP, specifically the Tea Party wing focuses their attention on the least intelligent parts of the country.

No one cares because it stops those terrorists.

#19 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152397 posts) -

@jimkabrhel said:

This is something that people should really be criticizing the President for, but of course, people instead focus all their time on less important matters.

Obama could be hammered on the Obamacare roll our and lack of transparency, but those criticisms get drowned out by birther nonsense, accusations of socialism and communism, and other bullshit.

This is what happens then the GOP, specifically the Tea Party wing focuses their attention on the least intelligent parts of the country.

Not everyone agrees with transparency. I'm not saying the government should run unchecked....but you can't have a government if everything is transparent.

#20 Posted by dave123321 (34368 posts) -

Good job focusing on actual issues and not stuff like you didn't build that.

#21 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152397 posts) -

@dave123321 said:

Good job focusing on actual issues and not stuff like you didn't build that.

Um...what?

#22 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

I understand why some things need to be kept secret in government. Other things can be talked about freely without harming secret programs. The fact that the Obama administration is actively looking for leaks and has prosecuted more during his time in office already compared to the number prosecuted by all others combined speaks volumes as to how secretive Obama really is compared to his campaign promises of transparency. His spiels of change and hope were just smoke and mirrors and the prosecutions of those who have leaked info shows just how much a politician he really is. He is no different than any other politician who makes promises that he does not intend to keep.