What would Oprah do: Airing government secrets on daytime TV
In order to know what is going on, the American public needs complete access to its own public documents. What would Oprah do? In order to get information about our own government, do we have to force them to go on daytime TV or what?
Erik Thoreson writes about Norway's "sunshine" laws (http//www.salon.com/news/feature/2002/10/12/europe/index_np.html?)x). In Norway, every single government document that isn't a recipe for atomic bombs is open to public scrutiny. We need that!
It's not enough to just protest what is wrong with the current occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. We gotta come up with something that is better than the cloak-and-dagger stuff they offer us. This is one suggestion: Wouldn't it be nice if the rest of us lowly peons were let into the loop?
How can we tell when we are being lied to unless we have full disclosure? And if we are NOT being lied to, then our government should welcome our interest. Plus how can we make informed decisions unless we are informed? The Freedom of Information Act was a good first step in the direction of making America a democracy again. We want more!
Now that the government can wiretap our Yahoo, it's only fair that WE get to wiretap the Oval Office!