They give you the message everywhere they can. You cannot miss it. And at the same time they can say it is just entertainment.
In Season 3, Episode 4 of "Homeland," titled "Game On". "Carrie" Mathison, (Claire Danes) meets Leland Bennett (Martin Donovan), a lawyer who gives her following arguments.
Bennett: You know how this works. You said so yourself.
Carrie: Meaning what?
Bennett: Are you familiar with the term Controvercialize?
Bennett: That’s what they are doing to you. They turn you into a story. … You are a liability to a lot of people that have a lot to lose. So far, they have kept your name out of the press. But how long will you think that’s gonna last? And what happens then? I tell you what. You are destroyed. … And in a six month or a year if you have not killed yourself by then. They’ll do it for you. You are naive to think they will not. You will slip in the shower. They will force feed you Lithium until the heart stops, and they’ll hang you in a doorknob and call it suicide.
That is how they produce Scapegoats and make them disappears in one way or the other.
A search on SUICIDE + WHISTLEBLOVER give interesting results https://www.google.se/
List of whistleblowers
JPMorgan Chase Whistleblower: 'Essentially Suicide' To Stand Up To Bank, Loren Berlin, 05/07/2012
Game On (Homeland), Original air date: October 20, 2013
Homeland (TV series)