Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority: "The Pentagon's most famous whistleblower is . . . hoping to get another chance to search for government waste” ( Washington Post).

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  • n. Alternative form of whistle-blower.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it

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Examples

  • Army intelligence analyst was charged with providing a classified video to WikiLeaks, an anti-war organization that runs what it describes as a whistleblower Web site.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Army intelligence analyst was charged with providing a classified video to WikiLeaks, an anti-war organization that runs what it describes as a whistleblower website.

    FOXNews.com

  • The man, an executive/bio-chemist and inevitable whistleblower, is displayed before the audience as a hapless buffoon who manages to delay his own professional demise within his company, ADM, by constructing a house of cards propped up by one astonishing deceit after another.

    Rabid Rewind: The Informant

  • Earlier this year, an Army intelligence analyst was charged with providing a classified video to WikiLeaks, an anti-war organization that runs what it describes as a whistleblower Web site.

    Post-WikiLeaks, Army Now Requires Troops To Report Suspected Leaks

  • In other words, they say, the outing of a covert CIA agent in a time of war to punish a whistleblower is just everyday “politics” — nothing out of the ordinary, certainly nothing criminal.

    Think Progress » Fox News Pushing “Criminalization of Politics” Talking Point

  • Yet the principle, that confidential sources must be protected, must apply in all cases: indeed, one person ` s whistleblower is another ` s snitch.

    Bloggers aren’t real reporters

  • Judy Millier is “protecting” no one, in whistleblower sense.

    Guardian column: Secrets « BuzzMachine

  • The family of the Abu Ghraib whistleblower is living in protective custody because they're getting death threats.

    08/18/2004

  • Today’s USA TODAY says that a whistleblower is accusing the FAA of failing to follow up on security tests and ignoring bad results when they do perform tests.

    Why Do Companies Stick With Their Mistakes?

  • O'Reilly began with a misleading swipe at ACORN: saying that more than 30 ACORN employees have been convicted without noting how many formal investigations have cleared the organization, itself, or telling the "we report, you decide" network's viewers just how thoroughly the undercover videos - which Fox News previously salivated over the way it's now doing with the "whistleblower" - have been discredited.

    News Hounds

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