And by flaming hypocrisy, I mean he had four closed-to-the-press meetings scheduled prior to receiving his transparency award.
(The Hill) — The White House announced Wednesday it has postponed a ceremony for President Obama to accept transparency award from a government watchdog group.
The event was scrubbed due to scheduling changes, according to a White House pool report, and is supposed to be rescheduled.
Obama was scheduled to accept an award from the Freedom of Information Day Conference recognizing, “his deep commitment to an open and transparent government — of, by, and for the people,” according to press guidance.
The right-leaning Drudge Report played up the award ceremony Wednesday on its site under the headline, “All WH events Wednesday ‘closed press’ — except for ceremony praising Obama’s ‘commitment to transparent government’. . .”
A pool spray was scheduled to cover the top of the event.