Pros And Cons Of Whistleblowing

A government whistleblower who revealed President Trump discussed investigating the family of political rival Joe Biden with the president of Ukraine has put a spotlight on the controversial practice of whistleblowing, which reveals misdeeds not only in government but in businesses and other organizations. The Onion looks at the pros and cons of whistleblowing.


PRO

Better term for an adult than “tattletale.”

Get to be famous prisoner.

Receive heartfelt thanks of at least half a grateful nation.

Opportunity to see parts of world that don’t have extradition agreements with America.

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Increasingly a growth industry.


CON

Ruins it for everyone.

Annual performance review going to be super awkward.

Hard to strike right balance between drawing a line and being okay with every terrible thing up to this point.

Requires moral compass.

Could use that same information as blackmail.

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