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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Finding the Secret Senator...

OK, folks: it's on.

What began as a half-baked idea on Memorial Day weekend has taken form, and we need your help finding the rascal who placed a secret hold on the FOI reform bill in Congress. That's right: an unnamed U.S. Senator would like to stall meaningful FOI reform through secrecy...

If you can't get outraged about this, you lack a pulse.

SPJ has graciously agreed to host our outing party, at www.spj.org

Call your Senator now! This is fun!

CD

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Dr. Davis,

Of course when I heard about this via SPJ, memories of ye old 'Controls of Information' class came flooding back to me. Secret hold on a FOIA bill. Sounds like part of a weak action thriller plot.


I'm working on a quick piece about the Secret Senator for the local alt weekly in Louisville, but I thought I'd take a minute to see what you had to say on the subject. I always admired how you had a sense of humor about these things. Then again, I guess you either have to laugh or...

Take Care,
Jennifer Oladipo

Charles Davis said...

Hi Jennifer! Glad you're checking out the blog! And yes, we might as well laugh....or cry....