Full Court Press

BbcSteven Sugar and the BBC squared off yesterday in the UK’s High Court over the news service’s refusal to release the Balen report. See the Times of London’s coverage of the first day of the proceedings and The Independent‘s background.

All this puts Martin Rosenbaum of Open Secrets, a BBC blog dedicated to freedom of information issues, in an unusual predicament:

Commenters on this blog have sometimes in the past asked me for my views on the Balen Report, but as I have said before, since I have not read it I can’t comment on its contents.

We’re in the same boat. HonestReporting’s FOI request was turned down by the BBC last year.