The bottom line is even Liberal media like the New York Times and Washington Post have both claimed just the opposite that they've never seen a more secretive Administration including comparing it to President Nixon. The Obama Administration has gone after more whistleblowers than all Administration's combined. They went after Fox News' White House Chief Correspondent (Ed Rosen), even wire-tapping his parent's phones and got in trouble over it. They tried to get Fox News kicked out of the White House Press Pool and even the Liberal media went after the Administration over this and stopped it (they realized it could easily happen to them if they printed anything negative).
I guess Ernest thinks that if he makes the claim often enough that some people will believe it. If I were him I'd be embarrassed that the Administration is pushing him to lie just like when he says Obama Care is in great shape.