Dan Froomkin urges, “Citizen Journalists, Start Your Engines!” Without any fanfare, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has started posting preliminary transcripts of many of its hearings on its Web site, giving everyone a chance to pore through testimony and find news the MSM may have overlooked.
This a great step forward, and props to Dan and others who’ve been pushing for it.
Even better would be real-time streaming from all congressional hearings, plus immediate public archiving of those videos. Some folks are working on this, too.
Slowly but surely, the opaque nature of governing is becoming a bit more transparent.