Answer: They’re all whistleblowers — though at various levels. Only first three are from mass media, and only two of those really count.
Serene, saccharine Brian Williams is the other one. Smooth as ever, he tells us that he’s just “stepping down temporarily” from NBC’s anchor spot until everything gets sorted out. For those of us that look upon his forced confession of self-aggrandizing “mistakes” (lies) as pale reflections of the massive disinfo that’s continually bullhorned into sheeple brains by corporate government-controlled MSM concerning Iraq and New Orleans and everywhere else where we’re supposed to look away as Empire, unchecked and gobbling taxpayer money, spews its mechanistic, bloviating greed and rage, we can thank Cenk Uygur — who, in 2011, rejected a lucrative offer and left MSNBC after being told to “act like an insider” — for telling it like it is.
And for those of us who wonder if the spreading blowback from Williams’ fallen media pedestal will spur other network actors to come clean, remember intrepid Amber Lyon, who stood up to CNN in 2012.
Yep! She’s still standing! Check out her website, www.reset.me, wherein she writes and collects stories about her ayahuasca-inspired passion, the benefits of nature’s various (non-pharmaceutical) plant medicines that help us heal, help us live, and help us die. Bet she’s much happier reporting on what matters to her, rather than on what “they” used to tell her to say.
Come on MSM folks, who’s next? Who’s willing to give up your mighty salary and perks to clear your conscience and ease your mind and heart? Here’s a scenario that might help: imagine that you are on your deathbed. You are looking back through your life. Are you at peace? If not, why not? What did you not do that you know you should have done before it was too late?
Two days ago, newly freed CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou told Amy Goodman that his two years in jail were worth it.