Gary Webb Talks About the Dark Alliance Controversy

The real Gary Webb talks about his 1996 story "Dark Alliance," which criticizes the CIA's involvement (or lack thereof) with regard to the cocaine coming into the U.S. during the 1980s. Webb discusses the "Dark Alliance" controversy, including the government's refusal to respond to his story and the media's desire to kill it. This included his own newspaper, the San Jose Mercury News, which at first supported him, then turned against him. Related Article: Kill the Messenger: History vs. Hollywood

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