Tag Archive | Jesselyn Radack
Firedoglake: Can It Be Both a ‘Progressive News Site’ and an ‘Action Organization’ in Its Present State?
Allow me to juxtapose some notions and statements that may not be compatible. From the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics: Journalists should: — Avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived. — Remain free of associations and activities that may compromise integrity or damage credibility. — Disclose unavoidable conflicts. From a Dissenter post titled […]
Firedoglake’s Kevin Gosztola helpfully opined yesterday that I see what you are doing as being more divisive to the cause of fighting the war on whistleblowing. You have not demonstrated to me that what you are doing is about more than having some kind of beef with Jesselyn [Radack]. It seems like you have an […]
The fine journalistic ethos at Firedoglake apparently amounts to this: You think [Jesselyn Radack] has spread misinformation, intentionally or unintentionally? What? You send me to a list of posts that I can on my own time read through. I don’t have time for this. I have work on a wide array of civil liberties/national security […]
Proof here, here, and here.
Now this is tricky, because these groups helped him navigate the treacherous waters of the mainstream media, with mixed results, during his prosecution and through his send-off to prison. So for John Kiriakou to say the following about groups like the Project on Government Oversight (and implicitly the Government Accountability Project), when they expect loyalty […]
As I see it, certain elements within the whistleblower community are a detriment to whistleblowers acting out of conscience. Mr. Kiriakou will have to make a choice about what kind of person he wants to be after repaying his debt to society. At the very least, such a choice should be an informed one.
SILENCED, a new film about whistleblowers by filmmaker James Spione, is currently in post-production. The film features three GAP clients (Thomas Drake, John Kiriakou, and Peter Van Buren) and one GAP employee (Jesselyn Radack). Here is the trailer. The film’s promotional material states it will be “offering an analysis, along with a number of independent […]
Not very. Yesterday, the Government Accountability Project issued what can only be interpreted as a clarification on where it stands with regards to President Obama’s signing statement on the whistleblower protections in H.R. 4310, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. Initially, GAP was of two minds on the statement (captured here), alternatively downplaying its […]