The CIA-Contra-Crack Connection, 10 Years Later

by | Aug 19, 2006 | Stress Blog | 3 comments

From the LA Times:

Reporter Gary Webb was the victim of his own hyperbole, but he never got credit for what he got right.

By Nick Schou
NICK SCHOU is an editor for OC Weekly. His book, Kill the Messenger: How the CIA’s Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb, will be published in October.

August 18, 2006

TEN YEARS AGO today, one of the most controversial news articles of the 1990s quietly appeared on the front page of the San Jose Mercury News. Titled “Dark Alliance,” the headline ran beneath the provocative image of a man smoking crack

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