This video is incredible:
While I am outraged by the fact that legislators in Texas abuse the system, I’m also comforted by the fact that this local TV story is now getting some play outside of the state. We hear a lot about how YouTube is used for slimy attacks against political candidates. In this case, an old media system (local TV news reporting) combined with a new media distribution system (YouTube) has worked to bring some semblance of accountability (hopefully) to our political system.
Maybe this video will encourage media outlets and citizens from other states to take a closer look at what’s happening in their state legislative bodies.