Posts tagged “dark alliance”
May 19, 2011""The Killing Game": Selected Writings by the Author of Dark Alliance demonstrates that what [Gary Webb] did, all the time, was investigative reporting. He did it like other people walk or breathe. Gary corralled facts, sniffed out leads, tracked down documents and then put them into a story that wasn’t just coherent, it was interesting and important."-- Sacramento News & Review
December 11, 2009On the fifth anniversary of Gary Webb's untimely — and unnecessary — death, here's Robert Parry for consortiumnews.com on Webb's legacy: Webb’s death on the night of Dec. 9, 2004, came as the U.S. press corps was at a nadir, having recently aided and abetted President George W. Bush in taking the country to war in Iraq under false pretenses. The press corps also had performed abysmally in Bush’s two presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2004, hesitant to take on the powerful Bush Family. In retrospect, Webb’s suicide could be viewed as an exclamation point on that sorry era, which had begun a quarter century earlier with the rise of Ronald Reagan and the gradual retreat – under right-wing fire – of what had once been Washington’s Watergate/Pentagon Papers watchdog press corps. Yet, five years after Webb’s death, the U.S. news media continues to scrape along the bottom, still easily intimidated by the bluster of right-wing media attack groups and fast-talking neoconservatives – and still gullible in the face of lies and myths used to justify the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
November 18, 2009Before his untimely death in 2004, Gary Webb, author of Dark Alliance and the upcoming The Killing Game (edited by Eric Webb), was one of America's most uncompromising investigative journalists. See the YouTube tribute to him by the Guerilla News Network below.