McCrory administration's lack of integrity lands them in court

Violating public records laws left and right:

“This administration, and particularly the agencies that are within the ambit of the governor’s appointive powers, are just performing abysmally when it comes to complying with the public records law,” said Hugh Stevens, lawyer for a group of eight leading media outlets and public interest groups that sued Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and the secretaries of eight Cabinet agencies in July.

McCrory’s office didn’t respond to requests for comment. In July, it said his administration is a “champion of transparency and fair and legitimate news gathering.” But it also said some people are “exploiting the public records law and filing overly-broad and duplicative records requests that gum up the day-to-day operations of state government.”

It's not up to you or your lackeys to decide if a request is "fair and legitimate news gathering," which is a good thing because your childish reactions to stories about your unethical practices prove you don't have a clue about how to differentiate between right and wrong.

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Exploiting the public records law?

But it also said some people are “exploiting the public records law and filing overly-broad and duplicative records requests that gum up the day-to-day operations of state government.”

Wow, what do you call the NCGOP's little stunt?

RALEIGH – After N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper spoke publicly Monday about keeping government officials accountable, the N.C. Republican Party is testing him by asking for thousands of records dating back to when Cooper took office in 2001.

In five detailed requests, one for each day of “Sunshine Week,” the party asked for every email and correspondence Cooper and his senior staff sent or received in the past 14 years. It also asked for every Twitter and Facebook message, official appointment, expense report, official opinion and internal memo from the attorney general’s office since 2001.

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article15529301.html

Exactly.

From what I've seen of the media's records requests, they have been defined by date ranges and specific issues, just the opposite of "broad." But that's even worse for deceptive folks like McCrory, because those criteria were derived from very real and suspicious events, and not a fishing expedition like the GOP is engaged in with Cooper.

What the McCrory administration doesn't seem to understand: When they try to pull the same stunts with a judge during discovery, he will fry their asses. If they had followed the law, that stuff would have been mostly unreported except for a few nuggets. Now it's all going to be entered as evidence in court. Dumb, dumb, dumb.