Whistleblowing and Other Workplace Issues

A new q-poll says Americans see Snowden as a whistleblower, not a traitor

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A recent Quinnipiac Poll shows that the majority of American voters see Edward Snowden as a whistleblower and not a traitor. University of New Haven professor Stuart Sidle says he’s neither of those – he’s an activist.

Former FBI agent and 9/11 whistleblower Coleen Rowley disagrees  .In a recent op-ed, Rowley calls Snowden a hero - for exposing the government’s massive data gathering operation, one that she says could hurt intelligence efforts.  She said: if intelligence was a fire hose before 9/11, it quickly became niagara falls.

So, point of view and political leanings might suggest how you define a “whistleblower” in today’s society. What do you think?

Coming up, Rowly joins us to talk Snowden and about her own experience during the Bush administration -- how “big brother” has changed since then.

We’ll also talk about what you should know about whistleblower laws in Connecticut.