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by Charles Bowden,Nick Schou


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Kill the Messenger is a great book - smart and eminently fair - about the pitfalls tough, aggressive journalists like Gary Webb face when breaking stories that question the myths that the mainstream media feeds us. If America's major newspapers had spent ten percent of the time.

Kill the Messenger is a great book - smart and eminently fair - about the pitfalls tough, aggressive journalists like Gary Webb face when breaking stories that question the myths that the mainstream media feeds us. If America's major newspapers had spent ten percent of the time they did going after the CIA as they did in destroying Gary Webb's career, journalism could once again be a profession to be proud of. Joe Domanick, author of To Protect to Serve: The LAPD's Century of War in the City of Dreams.

Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb (New York: Nation Books, 2006) is a biography of investigative journalist Gary Webb, focusing on his 1996 "Dark Alliance" investigative series . .

Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb (New York: Nation Books, 2006) is a biography of investigative journalist Gary Webb, focusing on his 1996 "Dark Alliance" investigative series in the San Jose Mercury News. Kill the Messenger was adapted into a 2014 film by the same name. ISBN 978-1-56025-930-5 (2006). ISBN 978-0-78673-526-6 (2009).

Kill the Messenger tells the story of the tragic death of Gary Webb, the controversial newspaper reporter who committed suicide in December 2004. Webb is the former San Jose Mercury News reporter whose 1996 "Dark Alliance" series on the so-called CIA-crack cocaine connection created a firestorm of controversy and led to his resignation from the paper amid escalating attacks on his work by the mainstream media. Author and investigative journalist Nick Schou published numerous articles on the controversy and was the only reporter to significantly advance Webb's stories

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Gary Webb is the former San Jose Mercury News reporter whose 1996 Dark Alliance series on the so-called CIA-crack cocaine connection created a firestorm of controversy and led to his resignation from the paper amid escalating attacks on his work by the mainstream media. Author and investigative journalist Nick Schou published numerous articles on the controversy and was the only reporter to significantly advance Webb’s stories.

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Jeremy RennerKill the Messenger tells the story of the tragic death of Gary Webb, the controversial newspaper reporter who committed suicide in December 2004. Webb is the former San Jose Mercury News reporter whose 1996 "Dark Alliance" series on the so-called CIA-crack cocaine connection created a firestorm of controversy and led to his resignation from the paper amid escalating attacks on his work by the mainstream media. Author and investigative journalist Nick Schou published numerous articles on the controversy and was the only reporter to significantly advance Webb's stories.Drawing on exhaustive research and highly personal interviews with Webb's family, colleagues, supporters and critics, this book argues convincingly that Webb's editors betrayed him, despite mounting evidence that his stories were correct. Kill the Messenger examines the "Dark Alliance" controversy, what it says about the current state of journalism in America, and how it led Webb to ultimately take his own life.Webb's widow, Sue Bell Stokes, remains an ardent defender of her ex-husband. By combining her story with a probing examination of the one of the most important media scandals in recent memory, this book provides a gripping view of one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of investigative journalism.

Comments: (7)

Bludsong
This is a book which I read after I finished reading the "Dark Alliance". I touted the "Dark Alliance" as a good book to read for those who think our government is being run by god-fearing people as it will serve as an excellent reality check. I say the same about "Kill the Messenger". I do not agree with all the things Nick Schou has to say, but because this book talks about the truth about our government's deep....and I mean DEEP.....involvement in running the drug industry, this should wake everyone up to the fact that there has never been a war on drugs. "Just say no" ( to drugs) was a laughable slogan. One of the doctors I work with says about 911, "You really think our own government will kill thousands of its own citizens?!" My reply was a resounding "Yes"!!! I provided him with articles to read, and it looks like this book, "Kill the Messenger" together with "Dark Alliance" will make good Christmas presents for my very naive friend. And from reading another book I realized Gary Webb could not have killed himself by shooting himself twice! This is akin to running over someone accidentally ....three times. When will the world wake up to the fact that the reality that we take for granted IS NOT? I read three to four hours a day, averaging 65 to 70 books a year, the astounding information I come across is enough to keep me awake most nights.....really.
Doath
This is a very important book about a time in US history that has been swept under the carpet and shrouded in secrecy in the intervening years. The story is made more poignant because telling the truth destroyed the authors career and ultimately his life as despair took away his hope and he left this world. But we need these brave soldiers of truth who stand up to the powerful and speak truth to power. He should be a hero. His book should still be in print. This era should be studied in political science classes in universities. Instead, Oliver North has become a hero of the right wing even as a convicted felon and the truth of this shameful era has been shrouded and covered up. This extraordinary book and ground breaking history the author made by breaking the story are awesome but the corporate takeover of all forms of media is serving to silence this voice and many others.
Doomredeemer
I bought the book because of the movie. The book fills in a lot of details and gaps that just can't fit into a movie, which is good. What is bad is it is kind of dry reading. Remember - this is about the reporter, not the guns and drugs. Things that looked exciting and scary in the movie, like bribing your way into a prison or drug airfield in Central America are missing or only very briefly described. The incidents where people try and break into Gary's house are left out as far as I know. So...where they movie fictions to liven things up or just left out or what?
I really thought I needed diagrams and charts at some point to keep track of the players. There are so many ex-CIA agents, sort of CIA hangers-on, pretend CIA agents, and so on it is about impossible to keep track. Bottom line is an unsavory bunch ran drugs, sometimes funded the Contras, and the CIA *at best* did a Sgt. Schultz ( I see Nothing I hear Nothing).
What the book DID do right was show how utterly venal the establishment press was. The NY Times, LA Times, and Washington Post all decided that some combination of hating to be scooped and fearing for loss of CIA inside contacts made it imperative to utterly destroy Gary Webb. They succeeded at it quite well and the Washington Post *is even now* still at it. The really weird thing is how old school this all seems. Just a few years later and Gary Webb would be the star of some anti-government web site and the media wouldn't think twice about tabloid style coverage of anything and everything. Look what MONICA is doing in the OVAL OFFICE OMFG! Anyone seen the President's birth certificate? Poor Gary was born 10 years too soon.
Ferne
Gary was a man's man. He was very intelligent and brave. He had one or two character flaws but no one could fault him
for his courage in continuing his investigation. The media is supposed to inform the public not lie to it. Everybody that was with him on this journey was promoted and Gary died by "2" gunshots to the head. I know he made the arrangements and wrote the letters but who could shoot themselves in the head twice? I came of age in the 60's and our media has never been more evil. They lie, lie, lie.
Mozel
I like this book a lot because it was very evenhanded. I thought it was going to be like most biographical accounts with the author fawn over their subject and shows none of their flaws. Nope not with this one, everything is laid out and we get a sense of what really happened.
Also it was great that the author talked about the journalist life before and after his seminal piece. He even discussed all the previous investigative reporting that he did before he got his big scoop.
Rarranere
Schou's portrait of Gary Webb is stirring. His narrative of the "Dark Alliance" series is captivating. His indictment of Big Media jealousy and institutionalization is damning. The history of Gary Webb's work, crucifixion and subsequent--mostly--exoneration is a reminder that government narratives are almost always false. It's also a reminder that the Fourth Estate has largely been sold to the highest corporate bidder and given a 99-year lease to the federal government.

May Webb's tribe, embodied in people like Glenn Greenwald, increase exponentially.
Thordigda
Love it? Yes but love for the man who basically gave his life for what he believed was right I love more. I have always believed that suicide was for those who were afraid of life. Afraid of living. But now I have to rethink that view.
What a wonderful analysis of a journalist whose experience reflects where journalism has evolved. We need more investigative journalism and the death of Gary Webb means, not just that we have one less, a standard bearer has been loss. The stake was driven by the mainstream media and government. We must support the independent media.
Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb download epub
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Charles Bowden,Nick Schou
ISBN: 1560259302
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language: English
Publisher: Nation Books; 1 edition (September 29, 2006)
Pages: 256 pages