Originally posted on The Rancid Honeytrap:
I suppose I shouldn’t be shocked that eighteen years after Dark Alliance was published, the release of a film about investigative journalist Gary Webb would inspire a new round of smears. Nevertheless, I am. I would have thought that by this time the heat would be off. That some frank talk might ensue in high places, if only as part of a self-serving cleansing ritual by which new lies can be authenticated and the Contra crack scandal can be neatly, and falsely, compartmentalized as uniquely Reaganesque.
But, of course, Webb’s memory evokes two scandals, not simply the one he wrote about. There is also, of course, the scandal of the media’s collusion with the CIA in destroying him for having gone many steps too far in telling the truth to too many people, particularly black people. Since most of the leading players in elite journalism’s dark alliance with the CIA to destroy Webb continue to ply their trade — Walter…
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