Article Relay: Undercover NBC Reporter Outed at DEFCON 2007

Undercover NBC Dateline reporter bolts from DEFCON 2007 by ZDNet‘s George Ou — Undercover reporter Michelle Madigan (Associate Producer of NBC Dateline) got a little more than she bargained for when she tried to sneak in to DEFCON 2007 with hidden cameras to get someone to confess to a felony. When DEFCON staff announced the “spot the undercover reporter” game and told the audience that an undercover reporter […]

Edit: This is the best part, I think. While Madigan was trying to “mole” her way into the DEFCON conference, Wired reports it was a DEFCON mole at the Dateline offices who exposed her to conference staff and even sent a photo of her via e-mail.

Oh, not to mention this: many suspect that Madigan was part of some sort of expose-the-criminal investigative journalism show, like To Catch a Predator. As the Wired writer points out, the scene as Madigan fled the conference was very much like the gotcha moment of that show’s segments.

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