By: John Hayward
3/11/2013 10:08 AM
This week has been been declared “Sunshine Week” by a coalition including the American Society of News Editors, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Bloomberg LP, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundations. The goal is to celebrate “open government” and access to public information. Some version of this event has been celebrated for the past 10 years.
In the spirit of Sunshine Week, Mark Tapscott of the Washington Examiner offers an interesting observation about the ostensibly corrupting influence of money in politics, and how this scourge is covered by the media: the Right-leaning Koch Brothers receive far more media attention than the deliberately “obscure” left-wing Tides Foundation – 1,130 hits on the New York Times website for the Kochs, versus only 64 for Tides – but the Tides Foundation actually donates over five and a half times as much money to activist causes [Emphasis added]. Read more at: humanevents.org.