David Colapinto, General Counsel of the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC), spoke with ABC News correspondent Lindsey Ellerson in a story released today. Ellerson looked at how the new movie, The Informant!, sheds light on other more notable whistleblowers.
Colapinto told Ellerson, "In terms of the Whitacre case itself, I thought that it was both entertaining and it was an interesting portrayal of that unique case -- but it should not be confused with what whistle-blowers face on a day-to-day basis." Colapinto suggested that other cases, such as Colleen Rowley's better portrayed the whistleblower experience. "What she did in terms of coming forward on the problems with the failure to report the events of 9/11 was just absolutely incredible, Our government has still not come to terms with the lessons of 9/11 which she was responsible for really shining the light on in terms of the lack of communication between agencies in the executive branch, law enforcement, intelligence, etc."