This week Eric welcomes to the show Billie Winner-Davis, mother of whistleblower Reality Winner. Billie explains the circumstances that led to her daughter’s arrest, conviction under the Espionage Act, and current incarceration…but that’s only the beginning of the story. Eric and Billie explore the political context within which Reality’s case must be understood, the monumental and deliberate failure of corporate media to cover Reality’s story, and the struggle Reality’s friends and family have gone through to defend her. While the news is dominated each and every day by endless stories related to Russiagate, somehow Reality’s story has been made taboo, something not worthy of attention. Well, not here on CounterPunch Radio.