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I think Jonah does an incredible disservice with the false equivalency between leakers. IIRC, Snowden is the only one of the four he named who had a federal court back him and say, Yes, the govt was doing something illegal here. Yes, they all made a determination the cost is worth the risk. But we can judge whether we think one rationale is loftier than the other. That's exactly what we should be doing when determining what whistle-blowers deserve our understanding, leniency, clemency or what have you