A Soros-funded Media Matters for America videographer committed journalistic fraud and malfeasance at the freshly concluded 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.
On Feb. 11, an unidentified Media Matters videographer interviewed conservative actress Victoria Jackson on camera about Fox News.
The videographer can be heard on the video saying, “How important is Fox News for getting out our message?”
A reporter is not supposed to pretend to be a supporter of an interviewee’s cause. The reporter can be warm and friendly but he is not supposed to play confidence games in order to get the story. In this case the videographer referred to “our message” in order to lull the interviewee into a false sense of security. It’s not OK.
Sometimes journalistic ethics can be stretched a bit, for example, in an undercover investigation, but at an open public event? No way.
It’s just more proof that Media Matters is as unethical as it claims its conservative targets are.
(In the event Media Matters acquired the video from another media outlet, it was obliged to disclose this fact and is guilty of sloppiness.)