Robert Hefner reports: It’s Sunshine Week

Monday, 15 March 2010

“Sunshine Week” is the ONE week out of the year when the state owned media is supposed to support openness in government.  Are you holding your breath?

A Robert Hefner illustration

Scripps Poll – Government Secrecy is as Strong as Ever
3/14/2010 12:01:00 AM

Public cynicism that the federal government operates in an atmosphere of secrecy is as strong as ever, despite President Barack Obama’s promises to make government information more easily available to the public.

A new survey of 1,001 adult residents of the United States found that 70 percent believe that the federal government is either “very secretive” or “somewhat secretive.” The largest portion of respondents, 44 percent, said it is “very secretive.”

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