Monday, January 24, 2005

Man bites dog

In what must be a first, the Norfolk paper in this editorial criticized the FOIA request of a Republican delegate because of his political motives.

Ah, can it be true? I thought newspapers loved FOIA and hated the idea that anyone's motive for requesting government papers was ever a matter of legitimate concern to the government.

The next time one of their brethren or sistern among the media gets shot down on a FOIA request, will the Norfolk paper inquire into the reporters' motives before deciding whether or not the FOIA request was a good thing? Not likely.

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