Kevin Drum: The Public's Right to Know
Interesting link from Kevin Drum on one of the consequences of the decline in traditional newspaper reporting budgets — newspapers are less likely to file lawsuits to obtain information from public bodies.
Drum wraps up with a sentence that tickled me somewhat:
In the great power struggle between government secrecy and the public’s right to know, the demise of the newspaper industry is a victory for the bad guys.
Well, of course. It’s because we let the bad guys — hi, Rupert! — buy up the entire newspaper industry.