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Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary We Paperback – 31 Oct 2006
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Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums
Gary Webb took on a historic task, to investigate a subject that is forbidden and secret. He glimpsed an essential truth, and two years later the CIA admitted even more. By then, Webb was discredited, disrespected, and destroyed by his own journalism community. His epic story, faithfully examined by Nick Schou, will never die until all the secrets he tried to probe are revealed.”
Kill the Messenger is a great book -- smart and eminently fair -- about the pitfalls tough, aggressive journalists like Gary Webb face when breaking stories that question the myths that the mainstream media feeds us. If America's major newspapers had spent ten percent of the time they did going after the CIA as they did in destroying Gary Webb's career, journalism could once again be a profession to be proud of.”
Joe Domanick, author of To Protect to Serve: The LAPD's Century of War in the City of Dreams
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HIS INVESTIGATION INTO THE DRUGS FOR GUNS CONNECTION IN LATIN AND CENTRAL AMERICA INVOLVED VERY HIGH LEVEL GOVERNMENT OFFICES...HE PROVED THEIR COMPLICITY AND DARED
TO WRITE ABOUT IT. THE CONSPIRACY REACHED TO THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF OUR GOVERNMENT AND WEBB WAS A HERO FOR THE TENACITY WITH WHICH HE PURSUED THE TRUTH....WEBB'S BOOK 'A DARK ALLIANCE' FOLLOWS THIS WEB OF DECEIT BY THE C.I.A. AND THE D.E.A.,FROM START TO FINISH...WEBB PAID A TRAGIC PRICE FOR HIS COURAGE...HIS LIFE!! READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT HOW MANY LEVELS OF AUTHORITY CONSPIRED TO END THIS REPORTERS' LIFE.
The fact the Webb was largely later vindicated is one bright spot in this sordid tale. Read it and you will be surprised to what lenghts some in power will go to in order to achieve their agenda.