| Richmond Times-Dispatch
| Los Angeles Times
“This is like the epitome of the really small-stakes story that...does not fundamentally change anything ever,” Washingtonian editor Garrett M. Graff told Poynter in January, about the magazine's thwarted scoop that Beyoncé had lip-synced the National Anthem
at President Obama's swearing-in ceremony.
Not so fast, Graff! Bloomberg's Tony Capaccio writes that a FOIA request for Marine Corps "documents and e-mails generated between Jan. 22 and 23" met with a (B)(6): An exemption that 'prohibits disclosure of personal information when an individual’s privacy interest outweighs any public interest.'" Bloomberg got 172 pages in return, Capaccio writes
, not one of which mentioned the singer. Even Bloomberg's request for the documents was returned with Beyonce's name replaced by "(B)(6)."
- (B)(6) sings the National Anthem on Jan. 21, 2013 (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Reason's Mike Riggs wrote last year about the Obama administration's crummy record on FOIA requests
FOIA requests took another hit Monday, when the Supreme Court ruled Virginia can continue to deny Freedom of Information Act requests to out-of-state residents. Virginia is one of eight states with such restrictions; the others are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Tennessee. (more...)