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Tuesday, June 04, 2013


Press Shakedown? Labor Dept. Wanted $1M from AP

One way the government has of keeping people from getting the information they are entitled to is not to say "no" but to charge so much they they can't afford it. It didn't work when they tried it on the AP, but an individual or a smaller organization would have been scared off.
In the latest blow to the Obama administration’s claim to be the “openness administration,” word emerged today that the Department of Labor sought to charge a news organization more than $1 million for information.

According to the Associated Press, which reported today on the widespread use by government officials of secret email accounts, Labor demanded that AP pay $1.03 million for costs the department said were involved in retrieving email addresses for political appointees.

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