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Jim Morin

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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    “Exposing Politicians as Hypocritical, Two-Faced Hacks”?
    How can you be jailed for exposing something that is so well known that it should be in the public domain?

  2. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, about 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    He should have used the Hillary defence: “What good does it do now?”

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    The world changed after 9/11/‘01. Obama has incarcerated more whistle-blowers than all his predecessors, and for good reason: the US government must operate in complete secrecy to protect the world from terrorists.


    As every decent American who watched the Castle documentary knows, the terrorists have more nuclear weapons than the US, Russia, and Israel combined, and have tried to set one off every single week (during prime time), but Prism stopped them all (except the one in New York City, which could only be stopped by Castle and Beckett), and this has all been kept Top Secret.


    Now that the terrorists know all about Prism, they might be able to detonate one of their many nukes.


    And Prism makes it easy to stop those heinous terrorists who want to overthrow our lawful government in November ’14 by booting our lawful legislators out of office. Fortunately, with Prism we know all the voters’ communications and can use that to convince them to vote for the incumbents and against terrorism. (If that doesn’t work, the loyal, patriotic gerrymander will also help.)


    Just doing everything necessary to keep the world safe.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Thank you for the laugh, Michael! Between, Castle, Beckett, the McClains, and Chuck Norris, our nation is safe forever!
    May the Farce be with us, Always.
    ^
    More seriously, I would have a lot more sympathy for Manning and Snowden had they released their info to 60 minutes, WSJ, or some other USA news outlet. By releasing their info to international interests with no loyalty or allegiance to the USA, they acted more like spies for the opposition rather than whistle blowers. And we must remember, we have arrested people for spying for our allies in the past.
    Even ‘Scooter’ Libby released his info to an American journalist, and both of them went to jail.
    A man recently described Snowden as a defector, not a traitor, based on the definitions within the law. This is probably accurate. Manning deserves one kudo. He didn’t try and run, and he accepted the consequences of his action. one side note, he now wants to be called Chelsea. I’ll stick with Manning.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    I don’t understand how Bradley, now Chelsea, is going to do the switch.

  6. Hrodobertus

    Hrodobertus said, about 1 year ago

    Thanks, Jim Morin, for this editorial cartoon. I note that the American media have not been known for bravery or depth of reporting for more than a decade. Snowden may have done well to go to a British journalist – the British, after all, are our close allies. Even so, the British government has tried to intimidate the Guardian, cooperating with our own government’s paranoia about “secrets” that really aren’t secret so much as not paid attention to and discussed among the citizenry. As for Pfc Manning, his pre-trial treatment was inhumane and amounted to torture and the trial itself was a kangaroo court. I hope he is credited for time served (under harsh conditions) and released to pursue freely the transgender process he so sorely needs.

  7. MrSmee

    MrSmee GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    For once a cartoonist with a heart… thank you, sir!

  8. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 1 year ago

    What he meant was, “committing several felonies and breaking my sworn oath”.

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “More seriously, I would have a lot more sympathy for Manning and Snowden had they released their info to 60 minutes, WSJ, or some other USA news outlet. By releasing their info to international interests with no loyalty or allegiance to the USA, they acted more like spies for the opposition rather than whistle blowers.”
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    Whistle blowers face a dicey situation even when they are completely right and have all the evidence. Maybe more dicey when they are accurate and can prove things. They face very powerful and vengeful forces and have no idea who their friends are.
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    You might get a Woodward or a Bernstein determined to report the truth and protect your identity, but you can’t depend on CBS to protect you and certainly not a Murdoch owned publication.
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    Daniel Ellsberg did as you suggest, and was ready to accept the consequences, but was also much more likely to get a fair trial.
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    Scooter was convicted of only the coverup, but had his sentence commuted. Karl Rove was allowed to testify five times before the grand jury in order to achieve plausible deniability without specific perjury.
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    Whoever actually outed Valerie Plame was never charged. But of course, if a Vice President does it, by definition it’s not illegal.
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    And it’s okay if a Republican does it.

  10. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 1 year ago

    @braindead08

    "Whoever actually outed Valerie Plame was never charged.”

    “On July 14, 2003, Washington Post journalist Robert Novak, using information obtained from Richard Armitage at the US State Department, effectively ended Valerie Plame’s career with the CIA (from which she later resigned in December 2005) by revealing in his column her identity as a CIA operative.” [Wikipedia]

    I assumed everyone knew this by now. So now you know, too. No need to thank me.

    Addendum: Valerie Plame and her husband tried to sue Rove, Libby, Cheney and Armitage civilly, but the case was thrown out. They appealed. Again thrown out. Finally, it was the Obama Justice Department that argued there were no grounds to sue.

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