Famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg talks to Scott about the importance of people like Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning, who are keeping alive the role of good journalists in an age where the media increasingly serves the political establishment. They discuss the mistreatment of Assange and the history of the use of the Espionage Act against journalists.
Discussed on the show:
- Jamal Khashoggi
- Espionage Act of 1917
- “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009)” (IMDb)
Daniel Ellsberg is a former Marine Corps company commander and nuclear expert for the Rand Corporation. He is the leaker behind the Pentagon Papers, which revealed the truth behind the Vietnam War. He is the author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers and The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner.
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