First up: "liberal" media news coverage of recent mass shootings has been an abomination. A civilized person can only take so much sensationalism and so much emotional manipulation, and there is a point where you have to ask whether saturation coverage actually enables more of these emotional cripples to think they can achieve immortality by shooting up their workplace or some other place they don't like -- and, of course, once you ask that, you also have to ask if maybe that's the whole idea of saturation coverage. I despair that we'll ever get better news coverage out of the "liberal" media merely by demanding it -- but we may get better news coverage by telling Congress to force the big cable corporations to offer their channels a la carte, as the Parents Television Council helps you do. We won't get better behavior out of the "liberal" media until we threaten to cut off their life blood -- the subscription fees cable corporations extract from us for channels we don't watch, and then the advertising largesse that comes along with the forced exposure undeserving channels get.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell President Obama to issue an executive order mandating that federal contractors disclose their political campaign spending, Common Cause still helps you do that. He doesn't need permission from New Ultra-Awesome and Great Real American President Paul Ryan or Super-Fantastic and Great Real American President Mitch McConnell to do it, and this is our money, taxpayer money, being rerouted by federal contractors so they can buy Congressfolk who will enact the corporate welfare policies they prefer, so of course the President has a compelling reason to do this on our behalf. The linked petition above also tells the President to use his bully pulpit to get his appointees at the SEC, the IRS, and the FCC to use their authority to unmask campaign donors, and also tells him to fill five FEC openings with people who'll actually be watchdogs for the public. And if Congress doesn't like it, let them whine about it. Who really wants to be remembered by the American people as the one who threw a tantrum when the President tried to stop the flow of big corporate money to political campaigns?