Rincewind53: You know, I was all suited up and ready to get outraged about this. But the I read the email and his requests. He was asking for literally every memo authored by specific Naval Sea Systems Command in a three month period, emails sent on the day of the Navy Yard shooting, and every picture they had of the building where the shooting occurred that had not already been released during the investigation. And then he had the audacity to ask for the Navy to pay for all of that themselves, by claiming that this was in the public interest because he was a reporter and it might expose some hitherto unknown government wrongdoing.In other words, he embarked on a fishing expedition. And that's exactly what the (stupidly) released email said he was doing. And in the email the people at the FOIA office there are talking about negotiating with him for specificity about what exactly he wants, so they don't have to waste time collecting tons of records that may be 100% irrelevant to whatever this reporter is fishing for.
m00: Robin Patterson should be thrown in jail. This classified information that has been leaked directly aids the terrorist enemies of the US -- people who want to know what their government is doing.
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