Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy by Charles Bowden, Nick Schou

By Charles Bowden, Nick Schou

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Kill the Messenger tells the tale of the tragic demise of Gary Webb, the debatable newspaper reporter who dedicated suicide in December 2004. Webb is the previous San Jose Mercury information reporter whose 1996 "Dark Alliance" sequence at the so-called CIA-crack cocaine connection created a firestorm of controversy and resulted in his resignation from the paper amid escalating assaults on his paintings by way of the mainstream media. writer and investigative journalist Nick Schou released various articles at the controversy and was once the single reporter to noticeably boost Webb's tales. Drawing on exhaustive learn and hugely own interviews with Webb's relatives, colleagues, supporters and critics, this e-book argues convincingly that Webb's editors betrayed him, regardless of mounting facts that his tales have been right. Kill the Messenger examines the "Dark Alliance" controversy, what it says concerning the present country of journalism in the United States, and the way it led Webb to finally take his personal existence. Webb's widow, Susan Bell, is still an ardent defender of her ex-husband. via combining her tale with a probing exam of the only of crucial media scandals in fresh reminiscence, this booklet presents a gripping view of 1 of the best tragedies within the annals of investigative journalism.

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