Episode

10/16 Ryan Grim: Kill The Messenger: How The Media Destroyed Gary Webb

October 16, 2014

Huffington Post Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim explains the story of Gary Webb the reporter who broke the CIA/Contra Cocaine dealing story,  John Kerry’s role in exposing drug running, how the CIA loosened rules on reporting drug running, how the CIA created the Contras, Freeway Rick Ross and the Crack explosion, the mainstream media and the destruction of Gary Webb, why the LA Times hated Gary Webb, why The Nation went after Gary Webb, the racial politics of the Webb story,  why even the CIA was shocked at how successful the smear campaign against Gary Webb and the tragic end of Gary Webb’s life.

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