I have written repeatedly about president Obama’s war on whistleblowers. He hates any leaks that do not make him or his administration look good, making a mockery of his campaign promise to create the most transparent administration ever.
In particular, I wrote last year about the case of Thomas Drake, an analyst for the National Security Agency, whose attempts to expose waste in the NSA and its disregard for people’s privacy resulted in him being persecuted by the Obama administration. Reporter Jane Meyer had an excellent account of the case.
Jason Jones of The Daily Show reviews the history of the Thomas Drake affair while at the same time trying to see if there could be an action film starring him made about it.
(This clip appeared on August 6, 2012. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)