James O’Keefe is bringing back the best practice of journalism

O’Keefe’s track record is actually pretty good, but his reputation has been battered because journalism organizations don’t regard him as a journalist because he uses deception.

That prohibition was part of my training at the Times years ago, which is why I stayed clear of O’Keefe. Until now.

Part of my changing view is that O’Keefe, despite his mistakes, has revealed evidence of serious wrongdoing and unethical behavior that no one else did or would.