We’ve all seen the disclaimers where people make it clear that retweets aren’t necessarily endorsements, but CNN’s Jake Tapper made it pretty clear he wanted people to click over to Philly.com and check out Will Bunch’s take on Reality Winner.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 28, 2018
In case you don’t remember, Winner, a government contractor, was charged for leaking classified material to The Intercept in 2017.
Those documents were taken from an NSA report detailing Russian efforts to hack local election officials using stolen data, and now that Robert Mueller has indicted 12 Russian nationals for hacking the DNC, Bunch seems to think Winner is a whistleblower and an American hero:
So far, history is repeating itself. The nightmare of a foreign power like Russia trying to tip the scales of a weakened American democracy and install Donald Trump in the White House is the political scandal of the century, and yet two years into it, the only person convicted of a felony and sitting in a jail cell is the woman seeking to expose part of the cover-up.
So why is Winner still in jail? The Federalist’s Sean Davis knows:
Because she deliberately violated whistleblower protection laws, stole top secret documents, and illegally leaked them. This isn’t rocket science. https://t.co/qCpdN6SLs9
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) July 31, 2018
Its not even Montessori level science for Jake Tapper and CNN to not get it.
— Roger Bennett (@basedrogbennett) July 31, 2018
— ❌Rebecca 🇺🇸❌(I am QFD Shadowbanned) (@moonsbreath) July 31, 2018
Whistleblowing doesn't mean leaking top secret info to the press. It means reporting wrongdoing through proper government channels, so that top secret information is still protected. https://t.co/7TFQ3p7yiq
— libertybelle (@october601) July 31, 2018
She was not exposing some abuse by an official or agency; she was leaking solely because of her political bent. And she plead guilty.
— Tim Sumner (@SgtTim911) July 31, 2018
EXACTLY. On top of that, she's just a terrible person.
“I’m going to play that card being pretty, white, and cute, braid my hair and cry and all,” -Reality Winner
This is who liberals are now propping up as a 'hero'. Gross.
— ⚓️Old Submariner🇺🇸❌ (@BerrinAndro) July 31, 2018
Yes, but BESIDES all that stuff
— Mike Biggly Show (@MikeBiggly) July 31, 2018
With that logic, I guess The Walker Spy Ring were whistleblowers, too. 🤷♂️
— Sean 🇺🇸 ❌ (@TRats91) July 31, 2018
you would think that a journalist would know how to investigate and accumulate supporting evidence in order to establish facts https://t.co/2DXHCMvtTp
— David Davenport (@Dsquared69) July 31, 2018
Jake is just running a trial balloon for his defense when Clapper is indicted.
— Josh McHugh (@JXMcQ) July 31, 2018
Reality Winner’s alleged plan to play the ‘pretty, white, cute’ card fails, judge denies bail https://t.co/4xUMmbXMlD
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 9, 2017