January 4, 2005

The secrets of George Bush — revealed? . . .


Frustrated librarians and thwarted journalists take note: Great Britain’s first Freedom of Information Act took effect on the first of the year, and Paul Collins of the Collins Library, in a brief commentary at his new weekend blog, Weekend Stubble, raises an interesting point: “Various US and UK agencies, not the least the DoD and the Ministry of Defense, share information with each other,” he observes. “Might Britain’s FOIA become a back door for US media to get at information hidden back home by the dastardly Patriot Act?”

Dennis Johnson is the founder of MobyLives, and the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House. Follow him on Twitter at @mobylives