8 thoughts on “Protecting Whistleblowers – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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    1. @ Ilene: I object to you & the NYT reporting what the federal prosecutor says about a suspect who is innocent till proven guilty. Neither you nor the NYT has read or heard a single word from her defense about her & her motives. You don’t know whether this claim is true any more than you know on what hour I was born. You only know what someone said, which is useful as an arbiter of proof.

      Do you know anything about prison? Have you ever served a day there? Do you know anyone who has? If you did, you wouldn’t express such disgusting, heartless & ignorant comments about being jailed. You might want to try to spend a single night in your local jail just to see what the experience is like before shooting off your big mouth.

      1. ROFLMAO!

        YOU, who spend most of your waking hours violating gag orders and exposing the identities of alleged criminals and security personnel in Israel, have the audacity to object to the NY Times!

        In a free country, the press can attend a defendant’s bail hearing. At Winner’s bail hearing, is when and where the Federal Prosecutor informed the Court about Ms Winner’s troubling statements and flight risk.

        At her bail hearing, “.. the judge denied the request, citing her notebook musings on the Middle East and comment about burning down the White House as unsettling.”

        https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/06/09/judges-denies-bail-for-accused-nsa-leaker-reality-winner-after-not-guilty-plea/

        For your information, a person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. There is no presumption of innocence in the court of public opinion. Would you like a gag order on Ms Winner’s case?

        Actually, I was arrested once, and it’s very unpleasant.

        1. @ Ilene: I don’t spend “most of my waking hours violating gag orders” nor any of the other “crimes” you’ve accused me of. Nor does this have anything to do with the NYT shoddy coverage of Leigh Winner’s hearing. The case presented at the hearing was completely the prosecution’s. Nor did the judge show any interest in the defense’s case or explanations. They weren’t even mentioned in the article at all. As if there was no defense. This is inexcusable witch hunt journalism. As are your views.

          Unlike you, I believe in forcing the government to prove guilt & when someone has taken the risks she has for a worthy cause I do not become a shill for the prosecution as you have.

          You are done in this thread. And you may not be long for this [blog’s] world. Keep it up and your shelf life grows shorter & shorter.

          1. @ Ilene: Frankly I’ve never heard of your supposed whistleblower lawyer & I’ve studied & researched whistleblower/national security issues for years. And his argument that Snowden, Manning, etc. are NOT whistleblowers shows his prejudices clearly. So his views on Winner are largely irrelevant.

            BTW. I told you you were done in this thread. You apparently disagreed. Since you’ve decided you’d prefer to make your own rules, I’m reminding you that I make them. YOu are moderated. Future comments that respect the comment rules will be published. Ones that do not, will not be.

          2. I feel obligated to say that anytime someone presents good arguments or contradictions etc. they seem to disappear from your blog.
            It is unfortunate because it presents more than a one-sided point of view.
            That everyone who maybe pro-Israel is a hasbarist is absurd unless you mean that everyone that is pro-Israel is a hasbarist{seemingly employed w/salary} is also very not likely.

          3. @ shaul: I only delete comments which violate the comment rules. THere are literally tens of thousands of comments published here which disagree with my views & which have been published in full.

            Take a look at the rules you will hopefully understand why comments disappear. If you like any of these deleted comments & miss them you may visit any of 100 other blogs or media outlets which host this sort of pro-Israel drivel. This site doesn’t exist to reinforce your prejudices. It exists to express my political analysis & views and conduct a dialogue about the subjects on which I write.

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