It’s a credit to James O’Keefe that amid the diverse vocabulary in the English language, so many terms inadequately describe him and what he does.
Is he a provocateur, a prankster, an activist, a muckraker, a citizen journalist, an investigative journalist? Do we call these shaky videos undercover stings, gonzo journalism, political theater, political art? Does he take after Matt Drudge? Michael Moore? Julian Assange?
Steve Myers, Managing Editor, Poynter.org, What James O’Keefe knows about media (and you should too).
Myers eventually settles on “entrapment journalism” and walks readers through the techniques O’Keefe used from his ACORN videos through the recent NPR release that ended with Vivian Schiller’s resignation.