Digg-ing Deep: John Boehner

Digg is following up on its (questionably named) Digg Dialogg series—crowd-sourced, Web-based “press conferences” with leaders such as, previously, Nancy Pelosi and Al Gore—with another presser: featuring, this time, John Boehner. Digg users submit questions, the Digg community votes on them…and the top-voted questions will be asked of the House Minority Leader. (Leading the list as of 4p EST: “Why is it that drugs (alcohol, tobacco) that kill thousands of people each year are legal, yet other drugs (marijuana) which are used for medical purposes and do far less harm and don’t cause death, are illegal?” In second place: “How can the republican party reclaim it’s old positions of small government, low taxes, and personal responsibility?”)

Digg is taking question submissions now (video questions can be submitted via Digg’s partner in pressers, CNN’s iReport); the Boehner interview will be streamed on CNN.com Live—and, sans visuals, on Digg’s Twitter feed—around 11:00am EST on Friday.

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.