War on Whistleblowers highlights recent cases where government employees and contractors took to the media to expose fraud and abuse. In all these cases, the Obama administration responded by treating the whistleblowers like criminals, effectively destroying their professional and personal lives. With President Obama’s commitment to transparency and the passage of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, there was hope that whistleblowers would finally have more protection and encouragement to speak up. But according to the film, times have never been worse for national security whistleblowers.
In fact, the Obama administration has attacked more whistleblowers under the Espionage Act than all previous administrations combined. According to Whistleblowers, journalists are also harassed for covering these stories.