SONIA ARRISON is taking on Rep. Howard Berman’s (D-Calif.) hack-your-computer bill today. I love the by-now-standard link to OpenSecrets.org, disclosing how much money Berman is being paid to shill for Big Entertainment. Her piece contains a lot of other useful links as well.
It occurs to me that the Web makes it much, much easier to tell stories of intertwined political/financial sleaze by providing important background information via links. Traditional journalism finds it much harder to do this. Perhaps this is yet another reason why Big Media, and the politicians it employs, hate the Web and want to bring it under control.