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Gary Webb Was Right

Marc Levin | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Marc Levin

Gary was aiming at the government's deceptions and lies. While the Reagan administration was telling youth "Just Say No" to drugs, they were also saying "Just don't know" about their anti-communist allies involved in drug trafficking.

Gary Webb, Jon Stewart, and the Stories That Are Too True to Tell

Will Bunch | Posted 12.13.2014 | Media
Will Bunch

The real reason that people call funnyman Stewart "the most trusted news source in America" is that he's an outsider. He rarely worries about offending his journalistic colleagues or angering high-level news sources who won't return his phone calls -- because he doesn't really have any.

Kill the Messenger and Question the Chief

Jon Eig | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

We live in a world of paradoxes. One of them is that as information becomes more and more accessible, we as a society become less and less informed. Finding truth in the noise seems impossible.

Ryan Grim

Kill The Messenger: How The Media Destroyed Gary Webb

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Douglas Farah was in El Salvador when the San Jose Mercury News broke a major story in the summer of 1996: The Nicaraguan Contras, a con...

Ryan Grim

Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- With the public in the U.S. and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs, key figures in a scandal that once r...

Why Jeremy Renner's Kill the Messenger Role Is Like Rock Music

Nell Minow | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

Jeremy Renner co-produced and stars in Kill the Messenger, based on the story of real-life investigative reporter Gary Webb. In an interview, Renner and director Michael Cuesta spoke about bringing Webb's story to the screen.

Movie Review: Kill the Messenger -- Get the Message Out

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the rare journalism movie that gets it right when it comes to depicting the day-to-day on a daily newspaper.

The Resurrection of Reporter Gary Webb: Will Hollywood Give Him Last Word Against the CIA's Media Apologists?

Jeff Cohen | Posted 12.06.2014 | Media
Jeff Cohen

Beginning this Friday, the ghost of Gary Webb will haunt his tormenters from movie screens across the country, with the opening of the dramatic film Kill the Messenger -- based partly on Webb's 1998 Dark Alliance book.

Interview: Director Michael Cuesta on Kill the Messenger

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Kill the Messenger is based on the true story of reporter Gary Webb, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper journalist in the 1990s who documented CIA involvement in importing cocaine in the 1980s, to help fund the Contras in Nicaragua -- and then was hounded out of journalism.

10 Tips Whistleblowers Need to Know to Protect Themselves

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Are you an employee at a company that is financially corrupt, or engaging in cover-ups of unethical or illegal behavior? If you're thinking of blowing...

Snowden's Perspective

Brian Penny | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics
Brian Penny

Gary Webb is the journalist who blew the whistle on the CIA during the Iran Contra scandal in the 1980's. In 2005, Webb reportedly "committed suicide"...

Ryan Grim

Ron Paul Was Right In CIA Conspiracy Theory

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- According to a former aide, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has long been drawn toward conspiracy theories. Eric Dondero, who...