Why is the truth about the latest anti-NPR video not in the mainstream media -- and not on NPR? Why do we have to count on newer news sites -- conservative, liberal , or neither-- to learn this crucial information?
The ultimate failure lately is on the part of NPR, yet not in the way its critics charge. The failure has been to do the first and most basic thing a news organization is supposed to do -- get the story and get it out.
James O'Keefe's work shows that exposing media bias is as easy as buying a camera and letting it roll. But you can't make the mainstream media drop that bias. That's why NPR threw so many under the bus.
Instead of big government policies to ban abortions, how about big government policies aimed at preventing abortions? How about endorsing and releasing federal spending to increase childcare services for adoption?
Will mainstream media outlets learn to treat right-wing hidden camera exploits more skeptically -- or maybe decide that they're not news at all? The NYT today hints that they have already forgotten what they learned last time.
IndictBreitbart.org claims that when James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles secretly recorded Maryland ACORN's employees after entering their office they broke Maryland's Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act.
Andrew Brietbart is known for being a lightning rod for controversy. The conservative blogger and founder is never one to pull punches on divisive political topics ranging from Shirley Sherrod to James O'Keefe.
O'Keefe's efforts to lure a CNN reporter into a videotaped sex den have rightly been ridiculed as laughable. Except for one thing. "Laughable" diminishes how truly scuzzy it was, because James O'Keefe is not a boy. He's an adult. On parole.