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War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 19 April 2013 (USA)
War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State highlights four cases where whistleblowers noticed government wrong-doing and took to the media to expose the fraud and abuse.

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Himself - Pentagon Papers Whistleblower
Franz Gayl ...
Himself - Whistleblower
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Himself - Journalist
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Himself - Journalist, New York Times
Sharon Weinberger ...
Herself - National Security Reporter
Tom Vanden Brook ...
Himself - Journalist, USA Today
Danielle Brian ...
Herself - Executive Director at Project On Government Oversight
Conchita Gayl ...
Herself - Franz Gayl's Wife
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Himself - Vice President (archive footage)
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Himself - Former Secretary of Defense
Ben Freeman ...
Himself - National Security Investigator at the Project on Government Oversight
Winslow Wheeler ...
Himself - Director of the Straus Military Reform Project (as Winslow T. Wheeler)
William Hartung ...
Himself - Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy
Pete Sepp ...
Himself - Executive Vice President for National Taxpayers Union
Dana Priest ...
Herself - Investigative Reporter, Washington Post
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War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State highlights four cases where whistleblowers noticed government wrong-doing and took to the media to expose the fraud and abuse.

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A Nice Overview But Needs More
4 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State highlights four cases where whistleblowers noticed government wrong-doing and took to the media to expose the fraud and abuse.

While it was great to get interviews with folks like Seymour Hersh, this had the feel of a promotional film that encouraged more folks to come forward. Because of this I have given it 6 rather than 7 or 8, because I felt like it had only one side and one motivation.

Granted, I am on the same side and any push for transparency is a good thing. But there is a difference between a political ad and a documentary, and I am not sure if this film is aware of that.


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