When campaigning in 2008, Obama promised to protect whistleblowers, saying their "acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled," ABC News' Megan Chuchmach and Rhonda Schwartz reported on Aug. 4, 2009.You can only imagine what the MSM would say if John McCain was President.
The New Yorker's Jane Mayer agreed in a May 23, 2011. "When President Barack Obama took office, in 2009, he championed the cause of government transparency and spoke admiringly of whistle-blowers, whom he described as 'often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government,'" she wrote. "But the Obama Administration has pursued leak prosecutions with a surprising relentlessness."
Since he became president, Obama, acting under the Espionage Act, has indicted five whistleblowers who allegedly leaked sensitive government information, the New York Times reported on June 11. "In 17 months in office, President Obama has already outdone every previous president in pursuing leak prosecutions."
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Posted by Steve Bartin at 9:28 AM