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by Mike Masnick


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senate, whistleblower



Interesting Timing: Senate Passes Federal Whistleblower Protection Bill

from the as-we-torture-one... dept

We were just highlighting how the government is terrible at protecting whistleblowers -- with particular attention to the horrific treatment of Bradley Manning. As all of this is going on, it's worth pointing out that the Senate (apparently without much sense of irony) has passed a "Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act," which would seek to grant greater protections to government employees who blow the whistle on government wrongdoing. Of course, some have concerns with the new bill, in that it specifically weakens some protections for "the intelligence community," while increasing protections for other government employees.

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    nasch (profile), 20 Dec 2010 @ 12:44pm

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    It's kind of a catch-22. If documents he leaked didn't show anyone doing anything wrong, then it's hard to argue there was any harm done. Embarassment maybe, but we should not be up in arms about that.

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