Tuesday, January 26, 2010

James O'Keefe's Arrest Brings Up Ethical Issues

James O'Keefe, well-known for his ACORN bust last year, was arrested today outside of Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) office - dressed as an employee of a phone company. It appears his intent was to bug Sen. Landrieu's (yes, the lady who was bribed $300 million in Medicaid benefits for her vote on healthcare) phone lines.

The question that has been raised as this story unfolded today was asked by many Americans who were glad that ACORN was exposed, glad that James had the guts to do what he did, and glad that he was successful.

However, regardless of his perceived heroism, the question is - Is it honorable to expose potential corruption if you must take illegal measures in doing so? IS it?

UPDATE: Find an update to this developing story HERE.

1 comment:

SWVA Activist said...

So I'm going to jump out on a limb and say secretly recording conversations you are having with someone is definitely justifiable, but private people bugging phone lines is always wrong.