Dan Froomkin at The Intercept on the fate of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling, who was convicted of espionage this week for talking to New York Times Reporter James Risen:
The Sterling case – – especially in light of Obama's complicity in the cover-up of torture during the Bush administration – sends a clear message to people in government service: You won't get in trouble as long as you do what you're told (even torture people). But if you talk to a reporter and tell him something we want kept secret, we will spare no effort to destroy you.
Previously on Boing Boing:
"CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling convicted of espionage in NYT leak case"