Today’s champion of open government: Fox News?!?!?


Actually Fox Business Network.

The network filed a FOIA request to see where exactly our tax dollars (and our kids’ and our grandkids’) are going. Due to a little heal dragging on the part of the Treasury Department, Fox sued them to force them to release the data, including details such as what “toxic” assets were purchased, any collateral involved, and any restrictions put on the use of the money.

Kevin Magee, Executive Vice President, FOX News commented, “The Treasury has repeatedly ignored our requests for information on how the government is allocating money to these troubled institutions. In a critical time like this amidst mounting corruptions and an economic crisis, we as a news organization feel it’s more important than ever to hold the government accountable.”

So there you have it. The journalistic crusaders at Fox have shown today that every once in a while,  they do something right. Here’s hoping they win.


#1 l3wis on 02.21.09 at 1:29 am

Well I guess if they are not publishing racist cartoons they are suing the government!

#2 Randall on 02.21.09 at 10:12 am

The only problem with this is”
“Fox News… we as a news organization…”
Fox News is NOT a “news organization”
…they are the 24/7 propaganda arm of the Republican Party.

#3 l3wis on 02.21.09 at 11:12 am

PBS rebroadcast an interview from 1991 with well known British author who basically said that Murdoch destroyed the British media, then we let him come here and screw our media up. Nice.