Same Left-Media Burying Trump Admin. in FOIA Requests Ignored Obama Years


A new report on the number of Freedom of Information Act requests shows that the left-media has buried the Trump administration in thousands more FOIA requests than they ever filed during the Obama era.

This is yet another example of how the media is working overtime to destroy Donald Trump even as they gave Obama a complete and total pass on this sort of harassment.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, the media’s sudden FOIA requests have jumped by many hundreds of times over the rate during the Obama years.

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Just in one case, the New York Times only filed 13 FOIA requests during Obama’s entire second term in office. But in Trump’s two short years, the paper’s requests suddenly grew by 669 percent.

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The leftist Washington Post is even more blatant. During Obama’s entire second term, the Post made only a single FOIA request in four years. But in just two Trump years the Post has filed 43.

The Beacon traced others:

The sharp increase in FOIA requests to the EPA was also apparent at Politico (15 requests in Obama’s second term, 198 since Trump took office), The Hill (20 requests in Obama’s second term, 67 since Trump took office), CNN (25 requests in Obama’s second term, 47 since Trump took office), Buzzfeed (18 requests in Obama’s second term, 38 since Trump took office), and ABC News (4 requests in Obama’s second term, 32 since Trump took office).

A graph tracking to total numbers is stark:

“Among them,” the Beacon wrote, “only Bloomberg sent a consistent amount of FOIA requests in the final years of the Obama administration, when the EPA released major proposals such as the Clean Power Plan and its new Waters of the United States rule.”

Of course, there is absolutely nothing wrong with FOIA requests. They serve a very useful purpose for help we, the people, to help shine some sunlight on the workings of government.

But the fact that all these “news” agencies were entirely uncurious about what Obama was doing in the nooks and crannies of government just proves — if we needed any more proof — that the left-media is in the tank for the Democrats and worshipped Obama as if he were a god who could not be questioned.

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