Dear Leonard Pitts, "Citizen Journalism" Is Not the Enemy. Lying Is.

Your larger point - that a lot of people who call themselves "citizen journalists" are, like O'Keefe more interested in advancing an ideology than in the pursuit of truth - is best served when we hold professional news organizations to the standards to which we claim to subscribe. That's where critics of the news media who like to cite the transgressions of such former reporters as Jayson Blair, Jack Kelley, Janet Cooke, Mitch Albom and other plagiarists and fabulists miss the point....more

No Jill, I haven't sent it to him, but that is a good suggestion. I was stunned by the tone of ...more