Deceptive Tactics

Deceptive Tactics - my opinion is yes-The Code also says to...

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Just recently a reporter from the Buffalo Beast contacted Scott Walker using  the false pretense that he was some conservative billionaire. This reporter  was just curious on how hard would it be to contact Walker. He did this  because he read a recent article about Walker denying calls from Democratic  Senators. So he went through with his plan and low and behold he was on  the line with Scott Walker. As any good reporter would do he took  advantage of the situation and turned it into his own private press  conference with the Governor of Wisconsin. Using this incident as an  example it brings out a very good question; should journalists be allowed to  use deceptive tactics to obtain information? The answer to this question in 
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Unformatted text preview: my opinion is yes.-The Code also says to avoid “undercover or other surreptitious methods of gathering information except when traditional open methods will not yield information vital to the public.”-In the interview against Walker the reporter came from a non-reputable news paper-Democratic State Senators complaining that Walker was not taking their calls to get questions answered (traditional open methods did no yield information)-As a responsible journalist it is better to expose the truth than making up facts-Depends on who the reporter is interviewing-Where do you cross the line-If this becomes universal then everybody can do it to anybody...
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