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Chris' list: Most famous whistleblowers

Chris' List (Jansing)
Chris' List

The source of the NSA leak, Edward Snowden, now joins the list of the country's most famous whistleblowers. Here are the top five, from Politico:

  • 5. Karen Silkwood, who raised concerns about working conditions at a nuclear facility
  • 4. Frank Serpico, the New York City cop who tried to weed out police corruption
  • 3. Linda Tripp, who played a key role in the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton
  • 2. Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers back in 1971
  • 1. Mark Felt, otherwise known as "Deep Throat." Outed in 2005, his information ultimately led to the end of Richard Nixon's presidency