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GMA's Stephanopolous grills video activist O'Keefe

James O'Keefe, he of the hidden camera Acorn videos in Baltimore, is back with an undercover look at U.S. Census worker training.

Check out this video of "Good Morning America" co-host George Stephanopoulos doing a textbook job of interviewing O'Keefe, who appears along with his employer, Andrew Breitbart. Can O'Keefe be both a journalist and a "conservative activist," as he claims? Take a look:

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I am also wondering if someone who calls himself a journalist can be committed to spreading "chaos" as O'Keefe says he is. And I am really troubled by O'Keefe saying he doesn't regret breaking the law.

Look, "60 Minutes" uses hidden cameras, so it is hypocritical to criticize O'Keefe for using them -- while giving CBS News a free pass. But breaking the law and trying to create "chaos," that is not journalism to me. Those are the goals and words of an activist and ideologue who is dangerous to journalism and democracy.

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