How many of you are familiar with the Pentagon Papers that were leaked by Daniel Ellsberg? They showed in bold relief how the federal government lied about Vietnam and what it was doing there?
I'm not sure I understand how that's different than the fellow who leaked the information about the NSA tracking program. Ellsberg is venerated as a hero and this new guy will probably at the very least be a fugitive for the rest of his life. Check this YouTube video: