GOOD IDEA: Fed up with ‘fiscal cliff’ BS? Bring on C-SPAN. “As long as the talks continue behind closed doors, none of the professional Washington politicians in either party have any incentive to stop the PR maneuvering for political advantage. They know nobody can verify who is negotiating seriously and who is just talking. The game-changer is putting the talks on C-SPAN so it will be obvious for everybody what is really happening.”

Yes. Some of that promised transparency, please? Plus: “Here’s another question worth thinking about – Why aren’t the New York Times, ABC News, the Washington Post and the rest of the major media outlets clamoring for C-SPAN cameras? Could the answer be that their coverage of the fiscal cliff negotiations also thrives on those talks happening behind closed doors?” It’s as if they’re not actually interested in telling the public what’s happening.