Early in his first term, President Obama promised “unprecedented” levels of transparency. Now some reporters covering the White House are starting to doubt that promise.

NBC News reporter Kasie Hunt had previously referred to an op-ed in the New York Times written by an Associated Press photojournalist titled “Obama’s Orwellian Image Control.”

Where has the “transparency” gone?

Another NBC reporter, Kelly O’Donnell, complained of the lack of “transparency” in the Obama administration as well:

Many in the mainstream media are having similar awakenings, although it took way too long.