This is the kind of thing that makes me crazy. The Washington Post runs an interesting story — Obama’s $100,000-Plus Donors Were Able to Give to Several Entities — about “nearly 100″ wealthy families who’ve been giving big bucks to Obama. The story is based on data the paper crunched itself.
But the article names just a few of the donors. We’re free to speculate about the rest, but why should we have to? Why not post all of the names, and amounts so we can see who else is on the list and what they gave? Better yet, why not put the database online so other folks can crunch the numbers to see if they get other interesting results?
The Post gets the Internet better than some newspapers, but obviously it still has a lot to learn.