Yeah, that tone was meant to sound sarcastic. After all Barack Obama and crew boasted that his administration would be the most open and transparent in history. That statement is no longer operative, to use a phrase the Nixon administration put into the popular lexicon to mean the statement was a lie.
The Obama administration is the opposite of open and transparent. Sharyl Attkisson wrote a whole book about it. Now she wants information from the file the FBI has on her, but to get the Department of Justice to obey the law and deliver on her FOIA request she had to sue. See 'Challenging the federal government': Sharyl Attkisson sues the DOJ. Excerpt:
"I am hoping to get information that sheds light on a number of problems I’ve been dealing with," Attkisson told the Washington Examiner's media desk Friday evening. "One of the items the FBI is withholding is information surrounding a case they opened on my computer intrusions, which lists me as the victim."
"Yet they never told me they opened the case, never interviewed me, and won’t produce material relevant to the case or the case file. The case has to progress through court and, historically, the government drags it out (at taxpayer expense). So it’s unclear when, if ever, we might receive the documents to which we are entitled," she said.
Judicial Watch has joined Attkisson in the lawsuit.
It's a shame that in order to get delicate information a person has to sue to enforce a FOIA request. The real losers are the taxpayers who end up paying the legal fees of both sides. No wonder there are so many lawyers in Washington.