LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Posing as a journalist and planting fake news stories is wrong. Yet the FBI director admits an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter and planted a fake AP story to get a criminal suspect to download surveillance software.
The AP says the FBI director affirms he will do it again if need be - it is not improper conduct. So now we have to wonder how prevalent government story plants are hurting the credibility of our business.
We hope the Attorney General will intervene and stop this practice. If not, a judge should.
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