Accused NSA whistleblower, Reality Winner, leaves the U.S. District Courthouse in Augusta, Ga., following a bond hearing on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle/AP)
A Good Deed Punished

Reality Winner to Sign Plea Deal on Espionage Charge

Two things emerge clearly from the Winner and Albury espionage cases: 1) The Espionage Act was not created to, and should cease to, target journalists’ sources; 2) It would behoove The Intercept, and any such outlet, to work harder at protecting their sources.