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Must-Seethe TV: FCC Complaints

Everybody's a critic. And now, thanks to the FCC's easy online complaint submission form, it's never been easier to direct those criticisms to the people that need to hear it most - the United States Federal government. This project aims to collect all the FCC complaints generated by the most critically-acclaimed programs on cable and network television ... as well as plenty of those less critically-acclaimed guilty pleasures at you still don't want to see cancelled any time soon.

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DIA cafeteria complaints lend credence to former deputy director’s "bad food" excuse

DIA cafeteria complaints lend credence to former deputy director’s “bad food” excuse

After a 2016 Inspector General report in which Defense Intelligence Agency Deputy Director David Shedd defended his use of a government-issued vehicle to travel to and from restaurants by arguing that trips were necessitated by the poor food quality in the DIA cafeteria, JPat Brown filed a FOIA for the agency cafeteria complaints. After three years of processing, the DIA released 110 pages of responsive records - the most horrifying of which make it sound like Shedd might have had a point.

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For many transgender people in Massachusetts, insurance providers stand in the way of their gender transition

For many transgender people in Massachusetts, insurance providers stand in the way of their gender transition

In response to a recent public records request, MuckRock received healthcare and health insurance-related complaints from the Massachusetts Division of Insurance and Attorney General’s Office. These complaints reveal that while gender-affirming treatment access in the state has progressed in recent years, policy barriers persist.

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As TSA ramped up pat downs, complaints mounted

As TSA ramped up pat downs, complaints mounted

Just in time for holiday travel, recently released Transportation Security Administration complaints show that if you are worried about invasive security, at least you’re not alone.

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CIA Cafeteria Complaints II: Stale Bread Harder

CIA Cafeteria Complaints II: Stale Bread Harder

After the tremendous response to our piece on the CIA’s cafeteria complaints, Michael Morisy immediately filed a follow-up FOIA for the most current copy. Two years and a switch to a far inferior food service contractor later, it’s finally arrived.

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Is It Alright for the Kids? The fight for The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Is It Alright for the Kids? The fight for The Perks of Being a Wallflower

When a parent in Connecticut read “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” he found its descriptions of the high school experience “inappropriate.” Other parents felt that it was his request for its removal is what was really inappropriate.

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