The Pulitzer prize winning journalist Gary Webb of the San Jose Mercury News was later disavowed by the newspaper because of tremendous political pressure by the CIA
Gary Webb, Pulitzer prize winning journalist from the San Jose Mercury News and author of the book Dark Alliance: The CIA, The Contras, And The Cocaine Explosion, was crucified for his investigation into the role of the CIA as the creator of the crack cocaine epidemic in the 80’s. The CIA was the prime distributor of cocaine and crack in the inner cities of the US. This accomplished
a. revenue for the black ops of the CIA
b. so many incarcerations that the US became the biggest per capita imprisoner in the world
c. an army of addicts willing to obey their CIA overlords
d. the arming of right wing Central and S Americans in return for the received drugs
e. the deaths of many in the black community
The movie Kill The Messenger has been made about the government pressure to force the newspaper into a false retraction and about the destruction of Gary Webb’s career.
Establishment media connected to the agency led the attack on Webb. The Los Angeles Times assigned 17 reporters to try to discredit Webb, who is now dead (1955-2004). The Washington Post and New York Times dismissed Webb. When Webb was found dead with TWO gunshot wounds to the head, the police termed this a suicide. It is very easy for a murderer to fake a suicide.
Key figures are coming forward http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/10/gary-webb-dark-alliance_n_5961748.html
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“Gary Stephen Webb (August 31, 1955 – December 10, 2004) was an American investigative reporter best known for his 1996 Dark Alliance series of articles written for the San Jose Mercury News and later published as a book. In the three-part series, Webb investigated Nicaraguans linked to the CIA-backed Contras who had smuggled cocaine into the U.S. Their smuggled cocaine was distributed as crack cocaine in Los Angeles, with the profits funneled back to the Contras. Webb also alleged that this influx of Nicaraguan-supplied cocaine sparked, and significantly fueled, the widespread crack cocaine epidemic that swept through many U.S. cities during the 1980s. According to Webb, the CIA was aware of the cocaine transactions and the large shipments of drugs into the U.S. by Contra personnel. Webb charged that the Reagan administration shielded inner-city drug dealers from prosecution in order to raise money for the Contras, especially after Congress passed the Boland Amendment, which prohibited direct Contra funding.
Webb’s reporting generated fierce controversy, and the San Jose Mercury News backed away from the story, effectively ending Webb’s career as a mainstream-media journalist. In 2004 he was found dead from two gunshot wounds to the head, which the coroner’s office judged a suicide. Though he was criticized and shunned by the mainstream journalism community, in 2013 Nick Schou, a journalist writing for the LA Weekly who wrote the book Kill the Messenger, stated that Webb’s reportage was eventually vindicated; since his death, for example, both the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune have defended his “Dark Alliance” series. Esquire wrote that a report from the CIA inspector general “subsequently confirmed the pillars of Webb’s findings.” Geneva Overholser, who served as the ombudsman for The Washington Post, wrote that major media outlets including the Washington Post had “shown more passion for sniffing out the flaws in the Mercury News’s answer than for sniffing out a better answer themselves.”
In 1988, the movie Coverup was narrated by Elizabeth Montgomery, daughter of head of the Screen Actors’ Guild Robert Montgomery, and herself the star of the tv series Bewitched. The movie was about G H W Bush role in cocaine distribution in the inner cities, as well as Operation Guido (GUIDO: Guns in Drugs Out) of Oliver North.
She subsequently died, it was said, of cancer.
Dick Gregory reported that during the Vietnam War, the CIA airline Air America was involved in secreting heroin in the coffins of dead soldiers being returned to America.
J H Hatfield, another author who wrote of politician use of cocaine was found dead in an out of state motel room.
who died in Vietnam