Elsberg apparently has an Op-Ed on the situation online somewhere...I will try to find it. But TYT was talking about how things are different today than when whistleblowers came forth in the 70's.
Elsberg was able to make public appearances and attend rallies. The media interviewed him and allowed him to get his message out.
Not happening for Manning and Snowden.
Manning was detained and silenced and his trial is off limits. The same thing would happen to Snowden. Rather than the Media being interested in informing the public...they are now the Propaganda machine for the Government. The question came up should Snowden return to the states and martyr himself so the media would cover it...
Cenk Uygur looked into the camera and said "Snowden...don't come home...run...just run...we are a Police State now and the media is their mouthpiece"...
How does all that sound?
I occasionally watch The Young Turks (when Cenk is there)...it about the most balanced news I can find on the boob tube...it's not perfect, but it beats all the other hands down.
Edit to add:
Here is Danial Elsberg's website and the article is front page.
here's the Washinton Post article
Clip from wash Post article lead in:
Daniel Ellsberg is the author of “Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers.” He was charged in 1971 under the Espionage Act as well as for theft and conspiracy for copying the Pentagon Papers. The trial was dismissed in 1973 after evidence of government misconduct, including illegal wiretapping, was introduced in court.
Many people compare Edward Snowden to me unfavorably for leaving the country and seeking asylum, rather than facing trial as I did. I don’t agree. The country I stayed in was a different America, a long time ago.
There is no comparison, first before Elsberg there were not all kinds of oaths you had to swear to not disclose and second Manning was active duty... which puts him under a completely different jurisdiction. While I agree that the Manning case was mishandled, and that most probably the reason why Snowden decided to run with the goods, both have signed papers, standard since Elsberg, in which they agreed to a lengthy term in Leavenworth were they to shoot off their mouth. In the case of Manning it all could have gone silently without much circus going the article 15 route (military extrajudicial punishment). They decided to make a circus of it.