The rest of this piece is basically special pleading on the part of journalists — hey, you wouldn’t treat us like Assange or Snowden or Manning, we’re your buddies! — that misses that the campaign to intimidate whistleblowers is all of a piece, by an Administration that has a lot to hide.
By a leviathan state that has much to hide. Rosen’s prosecution was initiated by the Bush administration, not the Obama administration.
The rogue leviathan state is not a partisan problem. It is a Ruling Party, Ruling Class problem.
Unless you treat it as such, nothing will every change.