An Unlikely TIME Magazine Cover…

In 2002 TIME Magazine honored these Whistleblowers as their Persons of the Year:

Cynthia Cooper, Coleen Rowley and Sherron Watkins
“They took huge professional and personal risks to blow the whistle on what went wrong at WorldCom, Enron and the FBI—and in so doing helped remind us what American courage and American values are all about.”

But, that was back during the Bush years, when the media thought whistleblowers were cool.

Last week, the Obama White House fired inspector general Gerald Walpin after he identified millions of dollars in AmeriCorps funds that were wasted or misspent. The man in charge of Americorps is a top Obama supporter and friend. Mayor Kevin Johnson used AmeriCorps grants to pay volunteers to engage in school-board political activities, run personal errands for Johnson and even wash his car.

This week the Obama White House smeared Walpin claiming he was “confused” at a meeting and therefore had to be fired. The White House has fired two inspector generals in the last two weeks.

But, don’t expect TIME Magazine to recognize Walpin for taking “huge professional and personal risks to blow the whistle on what went wrong” at Americorps.

Things don’t work that way in the Age of Obama.

Byron York writes at The Washington Examiner today on how the GOP can crack the Americorps scandal.

Related… ACORN sues whistleblower.

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Jim Hoft is the founder and editor of The Gateway Pundit, one of the top conservative news outlets in America. Jim was awarded the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award in 2013 and is the proud recipient of the Breitbart Award for Excellence in Online Journalism from the Americans for Prosperity Foundation in May 2016. In 2023, The Gateway Pundit received the Most Trusted Print Media Award at the American Liberty Awards.

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