The Fake Whistleblower

by | Oct 7, 2019

Matt Tiabbi sets the record straight.  Who are the real whistleblowers?  They are people sitting in prison.  People that have had their lives destroyed.  What they are not is people that are protected by the so-called intelligence community.

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American whistleblower Chelsea Manning poses for photos ahead of a public talk as guest of honour at the Institute of Contemporary Arts annual dinner.
Chelsea Manning at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK – 01 Oct 2018

The unnamed person at the center of this story sure didn’t sound like a whistleblower. Our intelligence community wouldn’t wipe its ass with a real whistleblower.

Americans who’ve blown the whistle over serious offenses by the federal government either spend the rest of their lives overseas, like Edward Snowden, end up in jail, like Chelsea Manning, get arrested and ruined financially, like former NSA official Thomas Drake, have their homes raided by FBI like disabled NSA vet William Binney, or get charged with espionage like ex-CIA exposer-of-torture John Kiriakou. It’s an insult to all of these people, and the suffering they’ve weathered, to frame the ballcarrier in the Beltway’s latest partisan power contest as a whistleblower.

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