An interesting article on sting operations by Barkha Dutt (of NDTV fame):
At the heart of the matter is the entrapment debate. Should journalists be laying out the honey trap? Should we be practitioners of cheque-book journalism, where we set out into the world armed with bundles of cash and know our destination before the journey has even begun; where reporting is no longer a process of discovery, but a wedge of cheese dangling in a rat-trap?
Read the full article: Sting a song of six-pence