Noticeable Omissions from the White House Website

By February 18, 2009Media Relations

Politico takes note of the haphazard White House website:

In his first weeks in office, President Barack Obama shut down his predecessor’s system for reviewing regulations, realigned and expanded two key White House policymaking bodies and extended economic sanctions against parties to the conflict in the African nation of Cote D’Ivoire.

Despite the intense scrutiny a president gets just after the inauguration, Obama managed to take all these actions with nary a mention from the White House press corps.

The moves escaped notice because they were never announced by the White House Press Office and were never placed on the White House web site.

We’d just like to see the transcripts of the daily press briefings. Last Friday, Robert Gibbs talked about the President’s weekly schedule, including his trip to Canada tomorrow. Still no transcript.

Hat tip to Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit, who has other observations about transparency and politics.

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