Mark: You hit the nail on the head. And there’s more. The ABC, NYT and the rest of the leakers’ amen chorus is entirely wrong in labeling them “whistleblowers.” The federal Whistleblower Protection Act does not – repeat not – give leakers immunity from prosecution for the crime of leaking secrets. It protects real whistleblowers who report possible wrongdoing through set channels. In the case of secret information, those channels prevent disclosure of such as the NSA intel gathering program and the CIA detention of terrorist prisoners in secret locations overseas.