Truthdig’s editor in chief talks to “The Nowman Show” host Dan Niswander about how whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning were hung out to dry even as the newspapers that profited from publishing their stories were protected by the First Amendment. Scheer also recalls his role as a journalist during the Vietnam War and shares stories about activist Stanley Sheinbaum.

— Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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