Heh. No you can’t!
I was writing this post at the same time Clarice was writing hers — great Tatling minds hit the same story at the same time. Seriously, what is NPR doing advising a Muslim Brotherhood front, or anyone else, about hiding donations from the government that funds NPR?
Meanwhile, though liberals have spent the past day or two decrying the undercover work that James O’Keefe and co have been doing to NPR, NPR tried doing a little undercover work of their own. They had a reporter don a headscarf to do a sting on border security to test for anti-Muslim bias or something. Newsbusters are all over that one. Strangely, the left is mum about that.
There is, of course, nothing wrong with undercover sting journalism as such. If there were something wrong with it, 60 Minutes, PBS Frontline, Dateline NBC, 20/20, Nightline and a zillion other magazine style journalism shows would have never broken most of their more interesting stories. The main ethical problems that accompany stings have to do with story selection and the fair presentation of facts gathered in stings. Unlike every other sting journalist out there, both O’Keefe and Lila Rose release both edited (for brevity’s sake) versions of their work and the raw video.
Sting journalism only became controversial when Planned Parenthood, ACORN and now NPR have become the targets. All that does is point out that some folks just don’t want their sacred cows slaughtered.