Gary Webb Receives Posthumous Apology From LA Times Writer

By: Monday June 3, 2013 12:10 pm

Gary Webb is getting an apology from an unlikely source. The Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who was drummed out of the newspaper industry after writing a story exposing the CIA’s involvement in the introduction of crack cocaine in America is getting a posthumous apology from one of the people who helped drum him out.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Maria Armoudian, Kill the Messenger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World

By: Sunday August 21, 2011 1:59 pm

Yesterday I was sitting on my brother-in-law’s deck in sunny Santa Barbara reading Maria Armoudian’s new book, Kill the Messenger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World. I was incredibly grateful for the sun because the first three chapters are grim. She covers the media’s role in the Rwandan genocide, the Holocaust and the Bosnian war. Thankfully I could look up and see hummingbirds after every chapter. Then she moved onto where the media worked constructively by aiding the peace process in Northern Ireland, rebuilding democracy in Chile, bridging ethnic divides in South Africa, improving the lives of women in Senegal –by changing the attitude toward female genital cutting (FGC), and boosting transparency and democratization in Mexico and Taiwan.

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