A New Whistleblower Law

Friday, November 30, 2012


In 2010, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act was killed when a mystery Senator placed what’s called a secret hold on the bill. On the Media partnered with the Government Accountability Project and our listeners to find out who was behind killing the bill. This week, a new version of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act was finally signed into law. Tom Devine, director for the Government Accountability Project, talks to Bob about what the new law does to protect whistleblowers and where it is lacking.


Tom Devine

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield

Comments [6]

PS - Its December 9th. Happy Anti-Corruption Day!

Dec. 09 2012 05:13 AM
Z Reiter from Berlin, Germany

A fantastic piece underscoring the impact investigative journalism, citizen engagement and a wonderful civil society organization like GAO can collectively have in bringing important change...kudos to all.

Dec. 09 2012 05:01 AM
MrJM from Your Computer

Big love to "On The Media" for yr role in making this happen.

-- MrJM

Dec. 04 2012 07:00 PM
Jennifer Gopinathadasi Woodward from San Francisco

Please provide transcripts of your program stories. I would very much like to have a searchable, annotateable free copy of the transcript of the "new whistleblower's law" story of 11/30/12 on my CAGreenIDEAS.org web site. WHAT A STORY!

I suspected from Obama's month two in term one that he had devilish constraints put upon him, as well as the required decorum of being a mediating president, which prevented HIM from blowing a few whistles in term one and making the Congressional polarization worse. Those constraints were especially obvious once the GOP won back control of the House in 2010. It's so very very cool that he signed the Whistleblowers Protections Enhancement Act into law 11/27, 20 days after he won term two!

Dec. 03 2012 03:50 AM
Andrew M from Santa Rosa, CA

Just wanted to thank your show for doing this. I'm very tired and don't feel like commenting, but just had to, to thank you.

Your whole show today was very good. But thanks for doing this especially.

Dec. 03 2012 03:04 AM
Toby Hoffman from Columbia, SC

OTM heroic!

Dec. 02 2012 06:03 PM

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