Was Gary Webb murdered? Friends claimed Webb had told them any violent death he suffered would NOT be suicide, yet he apparently did take his own life. Others said he had talked about “government” people following him and snooping close to his home.
Meet the man who knew the secrets of the CIA’s Dark Alliance. From the jungles of Nicaragua to the mean streets of south-central LA, Gary Webb’s groundbreaking journalism uncovered a scandal so huge that the story could not be allowed to continue. Help us honour the memory of this intrepid reporter by exploring the suspicious death and passing on the life’s work of Gary Webb.”
Some will believe these stories, some will not, but perhaps more important than how Webb met his tragic death is the lesson we can find in the way his groundbreaking work was buried in the mainstream media with lies and slanders. It’s a familiar story but at leat in this case, belatedly, the media (or part of it) ‘fessed up to what had been done. Too late for Webb, of course, who was already safely dead, bu at least they put the fact that Webb had been right all along on record.
So, if anyone tells you the MSM would never work in concert to bury the truth – remind them about Gary Webb, and point them to this article in the LA Times, where, in a singular moment of honesty, they admit to doing just that.