Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Into The Memory Hole

Another facet of the recent brouhaha over public documents is what happens when they're released, but then they vanish.

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed this? Press releases, and other documents that have been on County, and City websites are disappearing at an alarming rate. Is this to aid in a cover-up? Or just a general malaise to confuse the public or to deter people from pulling quotes from elected officials and keeping the egg off their face(s). Perhaps it's just a disinformation campaign. For instance there was a press release on the county website 2 weeks ago, I wrote a letter asking for clarification. Two things happened; number one I did not get a reply or acknowledgment of the letter sent to a certain elected official and lastly the Press release is now removed from the county site. What gives?

I'm interested in hearing more about this story. Sanitizing a press release doesn't exactly inspire confidence in our elected officials, does it?