What James O’Keefe and WikiLeaks Tell Us About Journalism
Should false IDs, concealed cameras and hacking skills be added to the investigative journalist’s toolbox?
Before you shudder, or laugh, consider the source of some of the most revealing stories of this election season.
The conservative, self-described “guerrilla journalist” James O’Keefe sent undercover reporters to record video of Democratic operatives describing dirty tricks: making mischief and inciting violence at Trump rallies as well as voter fraud.
Meanwhile, the hacked emails released by WikiLeaks have exposed duplicity and hypocrisy at the highest reaches of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and a discomfiting coziness between some journalists and her staff. – READ MORE