Necessary Distinctions

     In this complex world of propaganda, brainwashing, disinformation, and deception, it's necessary to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit whistleblowers, turf wars and whistleblowing, and agency policy disagreements and whistleblowing.

A genuine whistleblower is a government agency employee who disagrees with specific policies and/or the empowerment of a government agency--and who disagrees with the overall policies and activities of the administration in power and acts to change or replace that administration.
Sibel Edmonds

Genuine whistleblowers include:

A counterfeit whistleblower is a person who: