by James Corbett, of the Corbett Report
dated March 5, 2010
"...whistleblowers are not lauded by legislators or trumpeted by the media, but actively suppressed by government officials and the corporate media alike. These courageous insiders have been sidelined, gagged, hounded from their positions and ignored to the point where their stories are virtually unknown among the general public. And that is exactly why it is vital for the alternative media to make these stories known by bypassing the filters and control of the establishment media."
"But as incredible as it sounds, things are going to get even tougher for national security whistleblowers if draconian new legislation in the Senate gets signed into law...According to Stephen Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblowers Center, the bill (S.372) actually started off as whistleblower protection legislation, but "poison pills" have been inserted at the last minute that will repeal already-existing protections for national security whistleblowers. "[This legislation] gives the FBI director the authority to summarily fire any whistleblower with no judicial review" Kohn told The Corbett Report in a recent interview. "These[...]consitutional thugs—administrators who have no respect for the public right to know, no respect for freedom of speech—they want more power. And they're going to get it if this law passes."Note: S.372 failed to pass.
Listen to an audio version of a documentary that was released in March 2010 by The Corbett Report created for the purpose of bringing attention to not only the testimony of important government and corporate whistleblowers, but to bring awareness to the need for protection for whistleblowers.
9/11 Whistleblowers Ignored, Retaliated Against.
And, then, another account that lists more ignored and ill-treated 9/11 whistleblowers, written by Michael Hampton and published September 11, 2006.