The Daily Show's Awesome Re-imagining Of How Whistleblower Thomas Drake Was A Spy
from the papers-blazing dept
We’ve written plenty about the ridiculous government case against whistleblower Thomas Drake, who exposed waste and fraud at the NSA, only to find himself charged under the Espionage Act as a spy, because he had kept a few documents on his computer that shouldn’t have been there. While the government case completely fell apart (and ended with Drake agreeing to a plea that basically admitted the government had no case), it’s nice to see that the vindictive nature of the feds using the Espionage Act against whistleblowers has been getting more mainstream attention.
The latest? The Daily Show, which did a hilarious interview with Drake, complete with Jason Jones’ attempt to turn his story into a spy thriller movie, only to be disappointed by the lack of anything remotely spy-like happening (and, yes, I know, non-US viewers can’t see this, blame Viacom):