"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Monday, January 09, 2006

AP and Freedom of Information

AP and Freedom of Information: "The Associated Press is the bastion of the people's right to know around the world. With a long history of involvement in FOI issues and actions, AP is an industry leader in "open government issues.""

Quite the "bastion"

"The most important thing from our standpoint is to connect what we do to the public interest, and to line up with the people and remind them how important it is that they get access to what their elected representatives are doing."
-Associated Press President and CEO Tom Curley

I guess they feel strongly about FOI regarding the government. What they do with that information is irrelevant to the meaning of FOI.

More on this sometime soon I hope.


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