Even though the LA Times managed to properly harsh on ACORN’s mellow they still had to get in a dig at the investigators —
O’Keefe’s hidden-camera methods are distasteful, and the extent to which his videos were edited is unknown.
This is why normal people have come to distrust and dislike Old Media and its practitioners. Hidden cameras are wonderful when used by the privileged elite (that is, “journalists”) but distasteful in the hands of the hoi polloi. And for Old Media to complain about improper editing of video … the mind boggles.
It may well be that the previous generation of journalists behaved no better, but at least no one expected better nor did those reporters flaunt their putatively higher morality or indispensability. Better an upfront shyster than a lying weasel.