Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb

Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb

by Nick Schou
     
 

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The explosive story of the tragic death of Gary Webb, the controversial newspaper reporter who committed suicide in December 2004, and its connection to the CIA.

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The explosive story of the tragic death of Gary Webb, the controversial newspaper reporter who committed suicide in December 2004, and its connection to the CIA.

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“Gary Webb was the epitome of journalistic guts, but instead of winning a Pulitzer he was betrayed by his employers and slandered by his profession. Here is the true story, brilliantly if sadly told, of the reporter who unmasked one of the most evil conspiracies in American history.”
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.”
Tom Hayden

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781622315390
Publisher:
HighBridge Company
Publication date:
09/09/2014
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
465
Sales rank:
1,351,610
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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