This is not directly climate related, but it does pertain to the media and its abject failure to take its responsibilities towards democracy more seriously. Via The Huffington Post, I read these strong words from an angry press towards a secretive Whitehouse Administration:
Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend. There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency.
Hear hear! Democracy requires transparent government. So what is it the Obama administration is hiding? The memos explaining the remotely piloted drone execution policies? The nature and reach of the global network of CIA “black sites”? The extent of the dragnet email and internet surveillance of the entire citizenry?
Uh, no. They are upset they can’t watch him play golf with Tiger Woods this weekend. Words fail….