‘Fox and Friends’ Expose Obama Hypocrisy

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President Obama and other liberals have frequently criticized the previous administration for a lack of transparency. But now it seems the Obama White House is practicing the same things liberals criticized President Bush and Vice President Cheney for.

So on the July 22 edition of ?Fox and Friends,? anchor Brian Kilmeade brought to viewer?s attention the Obama administration?s hypocrisy on their usage of the ?Presidential Communication Privilege.?

Kilmeade recalled the ?outrage? that erupted during the two terms of President Bush when energy executives met in secret with Vice President Dick Cheney and the public questioned their influence on the President?s energy plan. The administration claimed ?Presidential Communication Privilege,? and never released the names. Subsequently, ?Bush was vilified because of that.?

Hypocritically, President Obama has done the exact same thing with his health care plan. Fourteen different executives involved with the drug, medical, and hospital industries, have gone to the White House to advise the President on the health care reform bill.

The left-leaning watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, is suing the White House today over their refusal to release the names. Is it not a legitimate request to ask how much influence these captains of industry are yielding over a piece of landmark legislation that will assuredly ?revolutionize our lives? So far it appears that among the mainstream media, only Fox News thinks so.

-sam

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