Apparently, our government thinks that whistleblowing is a "separate category" not related to press freedom. Seriously, that's the Administration's position. Read the transcript of AP reporter Matthew Lee putting the State Department spokesperson on the spot about why the government has filed a motion opposing Risen's appeal to SCOTUS, in which it argues strenuously against the Court finding protections for journalists.
There are more lengthy arguments to be made that Obama is more hostile to whistleblowers than any other administration in recent memory (see this or this for more details) but today I want to ask if you care about these things sign the petition linked above from the Freedom of the Press Foundation. Please help keep a reporter out of jail.