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Kill the Messenger

Nonfiction: Biography / Journalism / Conspiracy Theories
Unabridged   7.50 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/09/2014

Kill the Messenger

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

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622315390
Digital Download ISBN:9781622315406


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 is the former San Jose Mercury News reporter whose 1996 “Dark Alliance” series on the so-called CIA-crack cocaine connection created a firestorm of controversy and led to his resignation from the paper amid escalating attacks on his work by the mainstream media. Author and investigative journalist Nick Schou published numerous articles on the controversy and was the only reporter to significantly advance Webb’s stories.

Drawing on exhaustive research and highly personal interviews with Webb’s family, colleagues, supporters and critics, this book argues convincingly that Webb’s editors betrayed him, despite mounting evidence that his stories were correct. By providing a probing examination of the one of the most important media scandals in recent memory, this book provides a gripping view of one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of investigative journalism.

Author Bio

NICK SCHOU is an award-winning investigative journalist with OC Weekly who has also written for LA Weekly, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the Washington City Paper. He lives in Long Beach, CA.

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