Columbia Journalism Review: "Heartland, Gleick, and Media Law"
The scientist Dr. Peter Gleick has admitted that he duped the Heartland Institute into sending him internal documents after he received a Heartland document from an anonymous sender.
The Columbia Journalism Review (3-1-12) has posted an article titled "Heartland, Gleick, and Media Law." The article opens by asking the question: "When, if ever, are deceptive tactics legally or ethically permissible in journalism?" The answer was more complicated than I had imagined.