Photographer fired for leaking photo

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    Simon Edelman is a brave man of principle. He will find more jobs and better paying jobs.
     
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    He should have been fired. Now he is claiming whistler blower protection LOL. The man is just looking to make a quick buck. Another scam artist.
     
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    This was definitely politically motivated versus whistle blowing. Why didn't he shop it to a mainstream news outlet? Instead he gets it published in the very left leaning http://inthesetimes.com . Media hound. Perry hugged a professional friend. We all make close friends in our professional network. And yes, there was probably some favoritism because of it. Meh. Corporate snore.

    Regards, Art
     
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    Reading the whole piece reveals that far from being a whistleblower he is a propagandist, as revealed in his videos for convicted former Illinois governor (how many decades has it been since an Illinois Democrat governor has not gone to prison?).
     
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    he was leaking photographs?
    it says on the bag of photoLEstro chips
    that consuming them while on a job as a freelancer
    will cause leakge ... if not eating the chips doesn't stop the problem
    there is might be a pill for that.
    and in case he has the problem again
    he can get a box of protective undergarments
    delivered to his home in an unmarked box.
    leaking photographs can be messy... and
    it can deplete the body of vital nutrients
    like vitamin C (cash) and (camera) which are needed
    to continue working as a freelance photographer ...
    photoLEstro chip consumption, as seen, can cause
    embarassing moments for the freelancer, his subject and boss..
     
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    LOL John.....
     
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    He was a DOE employee, not a freelancer. The DOE likely owns the images he shoots because it is work for hire. He purposely photographed confidential documents and released them when they were not his to release. I have no sympathy for him. The story changes if their meeting or what went on was illegal, but alas, it was not (that I know of).
     
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    Fire them all. Better to have leaks than to have obedient traitors.
     
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    Damn it you are agreeing with me again. :mad:
     
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    As a "DOE employee" he worked for me, same as
    He was paid by American citizens, DOE is an American citizens' operation.

    DOE owns nothing. Bashar al-Assad owns Putin thereby owns Trump.

    Protective actions by alien entities are anti-American.
     
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    On the contrary: al-Assad owes his existence to the Russian presence in Syria which, with Iran, put down the rebellious factions of al-Assad's military, in addition to them fighting Isis. Without Russia and Iran, al-Assad and his ethnic minority of followers would be destroyed.

    Yes, Russia wants Syria's sea port, but al-Assad has nothing with which to dominate or dictate to Putin.

    Our Congress just passed a $700 billion military budget - probably the biggest ever. The current administration is very determined to have military supremacy - or at least be far stronger than it has been in decades. Putin and the Russians (nor the Chinese) can't like that one bit. I'm sure they would've preferred an administration with (as embarrassingly stated once) "more flexibility" No one leader is owned by another here.
     
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    He got fired because he acted like a politician not a photographer that he was hired to be. Claiming whistleblowing protection may work when someone is doing something illegal. Hugging and listening to the positions of a supporter and citizen voter is not illegal. That's what politicians do and should do.
     
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    Alan has it right. The article cited in the first post has no information that justifies the leak or whistleblowing protection. Perhaps, if the truth and all of the truth is made public, we'll reach a different conclusion, but not now.
     
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    Interesting (and not surprising) support for "the administration") and Mr. Putin and his Washington pal. A little knowledge of Russia/Soviet historic tyranny would change perspectives...but that would require book-reading rather than reliance on media.

    Also, faux lawyer-think is almost always a repressive tool, but leaks frequently help to change things for the better.

    It's OK with me (not my pay grade to decide) that he got fired. Some of the best Americans get fired by tweet.
     
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    My father and his family escaped Communist Hungary to come to the U.S., so I have personal knowledge of what Soviet tyranny looks like.

    Not only am I a person who has studied of the history of Czarist Russia, the Soviet Union, and present-day Russia, I was employed as a Russian translator in the 1970's and still do translation work occasionally on military and scientific works.

    In addition, my mother's family comes from Syria.

    My reply above still stands.
     
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    Won't argue with that...however some are starting to theorize that Russia/Soviet is starting to decline economically (therefore the military incursions and reliance on weapon export) and Syria, though a ruin, will recover (like Berlin)... and since Assad's turf is starting to expand the whole of Syria is better-located (for trade) so will more easily export oil and crops in the future than will Putinlandia. . Just a theory...but maybe Putin needs Syria (for weapons trade and Middle East PR) more than Syria needs Russia.
     
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