CJR praises librarians, criticizes reporters
Rob Lopresti writes "Columbia Journalism Review has
an article about the media's general failure to cover Homeland Security issues. Author Trudy Lieberman points out that government secrecy and laws such as the "critical infrastructure information" provision are making it harder for reporters to tell us what's going on.
She compares the apathy of reporters with the activism of - guess who?
"Librarians participated in rallies, challenging Attorney General John Ashcroft when his road show promoting the Patriot Act came to some towns in the summer of 2003. They expect to collect one million signatures by the end of September to support amending the act.
This from LIBRARIANS. Where are the journalists?"