In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola covers a couple whistleblower stories that are emblematic of the mess, which must be cleaned up after President Donald Trump’s administration.
Later, Kevin highlights a wild story involving the co-founder of a drone company, who is fortunate to not be facing a prosecution under the Espionage Act because he abused his access to classified information to enrich himself. It further demonstrates how political Espionage Act cases are.
The show concludes with a deconstruction of an MSNBC segment that cynically pit NSA whistleblower Reality Winner against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
This week’s stories:
Several Groups Back Federal Legislation To Protect Whistleblowing Scientists
Whistleblower Complaints To The SEC Soar During COVID-19 Pandemic
Whistleblower Alleges Trump Official Abused Authority, Signed Last-Minute Agreement With ICE Union
Co-Founder Of Drone Tech Company Mined Classified Information To ‘Cheat Competitors’
In Assange Case, US Government Obtains Extension For Filing ‘Grounds For Appeal’
New Low For Whistleblower Coverage: MSNBC Pits Reality Winner Against Edward Snowden