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Some drama coming out of our own Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute today (or at least, what passes for drama in our world): The Local’s co-creator Jay Rosen responds on his PressThink blog to a “sting” operation by conservative activist James O’Keefe. With the apparent help of an operative posing as a potential student, Mr. O’Keefe covertly taped one of the NYU professor’s classes in an attempt to show an elite liberal bias at The New York Times. Mr. Rosen calls the result “incoherent, context-less and, frankly, boring.”