Is Snowden a Whistleblower?

Here’s a selected cross-section of op-eds and editorials:

Photo by  Laura Poitras / Praxis Films

Photo by Laura Poitras / Praxis Films

YES

Edward Snowden Is A Whistleblower
The American Civil Liberties Union
Opinion – August 1, 2013

Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower
The New York Times
Editorial – January 1, 2014

Why Edward Snowden Should Get Clemency
USA Today
Opinion -January 2, 2014

Clemency For Edward Snowden Would Not Set A Dangerous Precedent
The Atlantic
Opinion – January 2, 2014

Why One Expert Says Edward Snowden Deserves Clemency
National Public Radio Opinion
January 8, 2014

NO

The Snowden Clemency Campaign
The Wall Street Journal
Editorial – November 6, 2013

No Clemency For Snowden
U.S. News & World Report
Opinion – January 2, 2014

Why Snowden Won’t (And Shouldn’t) Get Clemency
Slate – Opinion – January 3, 2014

Snowden Clemency Talks Absurd
New York Post
Editorial – January 3, 2014

Edward Snowden ‘Did The Crime, He Should Do The Time’  
National Public Radio — Opinion January 9, 2014

MIXED

Make A Deal With Snowden
The Washington Post
Opinion – January 6, 2014

Snowden, In Shades of Grey
LA Times
Opinion – January 8, 2014

About TWegner

Ted Wegner is the Grassroots Coordinator for ALA Washington Office's Office of Government Relations (OGR). He provides advocacy training and resources to members. He also oversees OGR's legislative activities on copyright issues. Ted has been with ALA since 2011.

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