December 1, 2005

Paul Revere the Whistleblower

Saturday June 04th 2005, 8:47 pm
Filed under: General

Many important news articles are based on people telling reporters about unethical behavior.

The term for this is “whistleblowing.”

Ben Stein, speechwriter for President Richard Nixon, doesn’t appreciate the whistleblowing of Mark Felt (”Deep Throat”) claiming that Felt “broke the law, broke his code of ethics, broke his oath.”

Ben Stein ignores that everything Felt told reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein was true.

Also, that Felt’s oath was to the Constitution, not to Nixon.

There is a satire at “Opinions You Should Have:”

Paul Revere A Despicable Tattletale, Says GOP

Republicans today criticized Paul Revere for his famous ride, saying that he had violated professional colonial ethics by divulging military secrets in violation of his duty to his lord, the King of England.

“These were sensitive informations about military troop movements with which he had been entrusted,” said G. Gordon Liddy, an expert on ethics in government and a professor at several unaccredited law schools.

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