“They got 90 days for no good reason.”

Pity the poor McGarity.

Last spring, UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity complained that UGA’s athletics department had to work through mountains of records requests, almost 100 in the past four months. I called Atlanta police. They get 4,000 a year. And they answer in three days. McGarity did not respond to my request to talk.

He’s too busy winning.

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28 responses to ““They got 90 days for no good reason.”

  1. This might be the most passive aggressive article the AJC has ever run. Someone over there really got their feelings hurt.

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    • Hardcoredawg 93

      Bill Torpy is an asshole with a stupid haircut.

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      • The Dawg abides

        Ha, when I saw his picture, first thing I thought of was a line from Wierd Science: ‘anybody with a haircut like that’s gotta be an asshole’.

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    • Irwin R. Fletcher

      This might be the most passive aggressive article the AJC has ever run.

      Not by a looooooooong shot.

      The AJC lost credibility with me a long time ago. Still some good reporters…I honestly think the UGA reporters do a really good job…but their high-horse op-eds about ethics and the ‘right thing to do’ from Torpy, Terrenc Moore, Cynthia Tucker, Schultz/Bradley….etc.

      Just consider their moral grounds to lecture on ethics when you think about the fact that they left their home in downtown Atlanta after about 100 years so that they could save a few bucks being on the Cox campus in Dunwoody/Sandy Springs.

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  2. Uglydawg

    Comparing records request from the UGA AD and the APD?
    Where does the AJC find such brilliant journalists?

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    • You know anything about records requests?

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      • MagnusDawgus

        I believe that McGarity has said that he isn’t using emails anymore, so he personally already has plausible deniability on any controversial subject. Whether McGarity should not be held accountable for providing a record of his actions is another matter (he should, imho).

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      • Senator the APD has no student privacy overlap issues ,which creates a complex tension between whether you have to respond and/or whether revealing information violates Federal law, but more relevant is that 90% of all FOI requests to APD get the following response…..this is an on going investigation and you need to contact the prosecuting attorney’s office. They don’t read crap and deny everything ….it’s great work if you can get it. We (meaning UGA AD) still have roughly one sixth of Bama and Auburn’s response time. Numerous FOI requests to Auburn regarding both Scam Newton and the 4 players who committed the armed robbery were not responded to for 2 years. I’m with hardcore ..Tropy needs a new haircut and I’ll be happy to give it to him

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        • gastr1

          Yeah, but there’s this little matter of the law and precedent. Not to mention integrity. Fat lot of bullshit, this is, if you ask me. As alumnus I find it disgraceful.

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        • Don in Mar-a-Lago

          Why doesn’t he get a haircut and get a real job?

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          • down island way

            Even with a new makeover, don’t see a second interview in his future….and i have no wiggle room about being photogenic. Send the flat liners,damn eagles,tigers,straight incestry tree, toilet paper in the tree barn lovers back to the plains with a huge “L”!

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      • Uglydawg

        OK, Senator..I’ll plead ignorance to much of the world of records requests, however, you may have missed my point. I suspect a large police dept. would have people dedicated to doing this sort of thing and have been doing it forever, whereas an athletic dept. with a small clerical staff would have to give the job to someone that has other primary responsibilities, or hire more staff. So you add..staff..lawyers..etc.
        I don’t think there is anything sinister in the delays..but the potential to use the stall period for the wrong reasons is real….and may be part of “The Process”.
        To be honest, I’m getting a bit of evil pleasure out of it.
        I just don’t see where making the AJC stew a little is a bad thing. Lord knows they’ve enjoyed stewing UGA over the years.
        (If pissing off the AJC is wrong, I don’t want to be right…and I do realize there are other inquirers that will be effected too…collateral damage.)
        While II’m not defending McG here. I’m sure he’ll do his bes…(sorry, I just can’t type the rest of that one)🙂

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        • … whereas an athletic dept. with a small clerical staff would have to give the job to someone that has other primary responsibilities, or hire more staff.

          You mean the same athletic department that’s been adding on support staff for the football team like there’s no tomorrow? This didn’t happen because Georgia has a resources problem.

          Torpy’s piece isn’t the best written, but any law that results in less government transparency is a bad law, IMO. Even if you hate the media.

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          • Uglydawg

            I don’t hate the media. I don’t like the AJC on most occasions and points.
            Govt. transparency may be a good thing…I’ll decide after I see it someday, I hope.

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            • gastr1

              In the meantime you’ll look the other way when there’s an obvious effort to reduce transparency. Good one.

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              • Uglydawg

                You’re assuming this is an effort to reduce transparency..I understand that assumption but it could be wrong. Mabye BM really needs the time. Honestly I’m neutral on it except for the by product of pissing off the AJC.

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          • MurphDawg

            Not to mention the significant number of underutilized employees on the payroll at UGA (and every other public institution) who could do the legwork on the requests.

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        • Gaskilldawg

          UGA AA is affiliated with a friggin’ university. Assign a couple of work study students or interns to it.

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  3. DoubleDawg1318

    What’s really sad here is all the commentators giving a pass to Georgia on this ludicrous FOIA rule just b/c the AJC reported on it.

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    • Uglydawg

      I’m a guilty commentator then…Sorry if you’re sad. But if the AJC got bought out by the National Inquirer, I’d LMAO.

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  4. Just Chuck (The Other One)

    The heart of the matter:
    “And so, the law was twisted to obscene lengths, opening the door for other government agencies to try to delay giving you information that belongs to you.”
    Isn’t it about the precedent?

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  5. aladawg

    I’m with the Senator here. This is a perfect example of what is happening in Washington. Hide everything, which , to me is a mockery of the 1st amendment……..Freedom of the Press. This law was meant only for nefarious means……….

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  6. Bright Idea

    Is the 90 day wait the reason why Towers and Emerson have started to speculate and make stuff up, like the SC game moving to the Dome and Sony and Chubb calling a meeting with Chaney when Sony said Chaney called them to a meeting? I could go on.

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