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    Is there an opposite term for "whistleblower"?

    A whistleblower is a slang term for someone who knows that a crime is going on, and they tell everyone about it. But is there an opposite term for someone who agrees to keep a crime swept under the rug that is used in the same slang kind of way, but opposite? I couldn't find one in the slang dictionaries or thesauruses and there is no antonyms for such a thing it seems, and was wondering if anyone knew?

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    Coverup
    “Fools” said I, “You do not know
    Silence like a cancer grows
    Hear my words that I might teach you
    Take my arms that I might reach you”
    But my words like silent raindrops fell
    And echoed in the wells of silence : Simon & Garfunkel


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    But cover up refers to the situation, not the person. Coverup is an 'it', not a 'he' or 'she', right? Like would you actually say in a sentence "he's a coverup"?

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    Pipesucker.
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    Rat.
    God hates a coward Revelation 21:8

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    To encourage and facilitate "me"

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    I think the term would either be:

    -Enabler
    -Co-conspirator

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    informant. 2. tattletale, whistle blower, Inf. snitch, Inf. snitcher, All Sl. fink, rat, ratfink, peacher, stool pigeon, stoolie, canary, nightingale, squealer, weasel. 3. spy, agent, secret agent, undercover agent, double agent, counterspy.
    Rodale, J.I. (2016-04-22). The Synonym Finder (Kindle Locations 43431-43434). Rodale Books. Kindle Edition.
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    Future convict?

    Unconvicted felon?

    Soon-to-be prison bitch?

    Wanna-be jailbird?

    Any number of terms generally fit the description.



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    In all seriousness I think probably a word like "stooge" is what the OP is looking for.

    stooge /noun DEROGATORY a person who serves merely to support or assist others, particularly in doing unpleasant work.

    Also depending on the nature of the person's support for the criminal enterprise, words like "lackey" and "patsy" may apply.
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    "Sucker" would also work, I think, if the person has been told and believes that he/she will somehow benefit from his/her silence, when the person making those promises has no intention of keeping them.



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    Soon enough, nations will play second fiddle to corporations.

    "The world is not what we wish it to be; it is what it is."
    "Freedom is the value, not protection."

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