We need to see what's going on
POSTED: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 4:55pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 10:10pm
Tyler, TX (KETK) — I usually don't read a lot of inside media gossip anymore.
There are many in my biz that go into business to give advice. Many are just out of work news directors trying to be relevant. But, this caught my eye today and I must say I agree 100 percent with Al Thomkins, who wrote it.
The U.S. Supreme Court is arguing right now about same-sex marriage. There are tweets about what is happening but, that's it. The craziest part of all, to me, is that America is not demanding a change.
Last year, the court decided the future of the nation's health care system.
In 2000, it effectively decided who would be president. The public can't witness these decisions being made because, as Justices Stephen Breyer and Anthony Kennedy have suggested, people might not understand the complex work of the court.
In 2007, Justice Kennedy explained his reasoning to Congress:
"…But I don't think it's in the best interest of our institution, our dynamic works. The discussions that the justices have with the attorneys during oral arguments is a splendid dynamic. If you introduce cameras, it is human nature for me to suspect that one of my colleagues is saying something for a sound bite."
We are living with a ban that was imposed even before most people had a television. The closest thing you get to being a live witness to the court's proceedings is a steady stream of tweets. How's that for a "splendid dynamic?"
More and more every day, especially with the federal government, we are the people who pay the salaries of all this royalty.
We need to see what's going on.
That's my point of view, what's yours?