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Mon Jun 24, 2013, 10:32 PM

 

What is a whistleblower?

At this moment, I'm thinking that a whistleblower is someone who sees a hidden conspiracy to do something bad, then exposes the conspiracy to the light of day.

What are your thoughts?

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Reply What is a whistleblower? (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Jun 2013 OP
cherokeeprogressive Jun 2013 #1
kentuck Jun 2013 #6
JaneyVee Jun 2013 #2
Tx4obama Jun 2013 #3
MannyGoldstein Jun 2013 #4
jberryhill Jun 2013 #5
Douglas Carpenter Jun 2013 #7
Fumesucker Jun 2013 #8
hfojvt Jun 2013 #9
sabrina 1 Jun 2013 #10

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 10:34 PM

1. I think I can answer that...

 

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 10:59 PM

6. He blows his whistle when a foul has been committed...

...and the guilty party is penalized.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 10:36 PM

2. Good definition. I would also add:

 

Not just a conspiracy to do something bad, but exposing wrong-doing already in progress.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 10:39 PM

3. Snowden is NOT a whistleblower. Snowden is a 'leaker' and a felonous thief. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 10:42 PM

4. What makes him those?

 

Thanks.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 10:56 PM

5. Frequently confused with a horn blower

 

Whether someone is blowing a whistle or merely blowing their own horn is often a question of perspective.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:06 PM

7. a whistleblower is someone who embarrasses your political opponents form the inside

they are not be confused with a traitor or a 'leaker' or a felonious thief who ostensibly may appear to be the same as a whistleblower - but they embarrass the political leaders of your side instead of your political opponents

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:11 PM

8. Channeling Ambrose Bierce again? n/t

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:28 PM

9. something like this




But would it make a difference if the "something bad" is legal or illegal?

And what is the "light of day"? Are there proper channels? Is one going to the authorities or to the press?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:51 PM

10. Someone who sees wrong-doing and depending on where s/he lives, democracy/dictatorship/totalitarian

state, finds ways to expose it to the public.

I wonder why there have been so many Whistle Blowers over the past decade, most exposing corruption in Government? And all seem to have had very similar stories to tell, yet it is the Whistle Blowers who have been persecuted, while the alleged crimes are never investigated at all. In the US that is.

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