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What James O'Keefe and WikiLeaks Tell Us About Journalism

Tom Kuntz, Real Clear Politics

Blanket criticisms of O’Keefe and WikiLeaks obscure the important lessons they have to teach us about the state of investigative reporting and why, it seems, nontraditional journalists are flourishing. The information age provokes the reactionary impulse of secrecy. As most investigative journalists know, it is increasingly difficult to pry information from government.