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This book talks about three whistle-blowers. Their honesty showed how they were true to them self. Who did they tell on?

Whisteblowers

By: Dehlna Toussaint

                Jeffry worked as a high school science and Japanese teacher. Then in 1994, Jeffry broke his confidentiality agreement and complied to work as a specialist with CBS's 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman on a story about tobacco commerce efforts to devolp a "fire safe" cigarette. Driven by a dominant mixture of moral outrage and desire ofr revenge, Jeffry soon conquer his fear of retribution to exhibit the tobacco buisness's lies about the health risks of cigarettes. On Novemember 29, 1995, he gave an impeachment testament in a case brought by the state of Missiissippi aganist tobacco association in which he stated that those tobacco companies wielded nicotine content, suspressed endeavor to devolp safer cigarettes and lied about the obessive properties of nicotine. 

                  After months of considering whether to risk vexing the fury of the big tobacco companies, on Feburuary 4, 1996 CBS aired a 6o Minutes interview with Jeffry during which he made his outbreak on the tobacco production directly to the democracy. 

                          "I am honored that people think I am a hero," he once said. "But I do not accept that moniker as others are much more deserving of it. I did what was right… have no regrets and would do it again. As you see, we were just ordinary people placed in some extraordinary situations and did the right thing… as all should do."

Jeffry Wigand

              In 1992, attorney Ed Masry offered her a clerical job at the firm. One day, while filing reports for a real estate case involving the service giant Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Erin noticed that the filing included blood samples. Her skepticism aroused, she asked the leader of her firm permission to look into the matter further.In consequential visits to the California desert town of Hinkley, Erin eventually uncovered evidence linking a rash of illnesses there to high levels of hexavalent chromium found in the drinking water. When the pollution was eventually traced back to the PG&E compressor station in Hinkley, more than 600 hundred of the town’s residents hired Masry & Vititoe in 1993 to represent them. Later information surfaced during the trial that suggested PG&E had been aware of and tried to cover up the pollution, the case was settled in 1996 for $333 million, the largest in United States history for a case of its kind.

Erin Brockovich

                 William Mark Felt was an associate director of the FBI who became a secret informant and broke the Watergate story to reporters. On June 17, 1972, five men were arrested for breaking into Democratic National Committee headquarters. The incident became a national scandal, nicknamed "Watergate" after the name of the office complex in which events took place. A second in command, Wiliam was asked to search into the break-in in order to determine the volume, if any, of the White House involvment. On June 19, 1972, Wasington Post jpurnalists recieved information from a high-level government offcial who was given the name "Deep Throat." During the phone call, Deep Throat told the journalists that former CIA agent and Nixion staff member Howard Hunt were definitely involved in the Watergate crime. 

                   The hot tip gave journalists enough leverage to call for a extensive investigation of the White House's activities, which significantly sped up what would have been a slow and lengthy trial. The televised trials in 1973 revealed a string of criminal acts involving campaign scam, political spying, breaking and entering, and illegal survelliance that all led back to President Nixion and his staff. The evidence eventually led to President Nixion's withdraw from office on August 9, 1974. Yet even after the trial, the identity of the man "Deep Throat,"remained a mystery. Mark retired fromthe FBI on June 22, 1973. But after he suffered a stroke and encountred a serious illness, his daughter persuaded him to go to public. On May 31, 2005, he broke his silence in an issue of the Vainty Fair. The articel revealed MArk as "Deep Throat", and Woodward and Bernstein comfirmed that to be true. 

Mark Felt

 

  • http://www.biography.com/people/jeffrey-wigand-17176428
  • http://www.biography.com/people/erin-brockovich
  • http://www.biography.com/people/william-mark-felt-396780

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