The Killing Game: The Writings of an Intrepid Investigative Reporter

The Killing Game The Writings of an Intrepid Investigative Reporter Gary Webb had an inborn journalistic tendency to track down corruption and expose it For over thirty four years he wrote stories about corruption from county state and federal levels He had an almo

  • Title: The Killing Game: The Writings of an Intrepid Investigative Reporter
  • Author: GaryWebb Eric Webb Robert Parry Tom Loftus
  • ISBN: 9781583229323
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gary Webb had an inborn journalistic tendency to track down corruption and expose it For over thirty four years, he wrote stories about corruption from county, state, and federal levels He had an almost magnetic effect to these kinds of stories, and it was almost as if the stories found him It was his gift, and, ultimately, it was his downfall.He was best known for hisGary Webb had an inborn journalistic tendency to track down corruption and expose it For over thirty four years, he wrote stories about corruption from county, state, and federal levels He had an almost magnetic effect to these kinds of stories, and it was almost as if the stories found him It was his gift, and, ultimately, it was his downfall.He was best known for his story Dark Alliance, written for the San Jose Mercury News in 1996 In it Webb linked the CIA to the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the Iran Contra scandal His only published book, Dark Alliance is still a classic of contemporary journalism But his life consisted of much than this one story, and The Killing Game is a collection of his best investigative stories from his beginning at the Kentucky Post to his end at the Sacramento News Review It includes Webb s series at the Kentucky Post on organized crime in the coal industry, at the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Ohio State s negligent medical board, and on the US military s funding of first person shooter video games The Killing Game is a dedication to his life s work outside of Dark Alliance, and it s an exhibition of investigative journalism in its truest form.

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    1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name If adding books to this author, please use Gary Webb.Gary Stephen Webb was an investigative reporter, focusing on government and private sector corruption and winning than 30 journalism awards He was one of six reporters at the San Jose Mercury News to win a 1990 Pulitzer Prize for General News Reporting for a series of stories on the collapse of the Cypress Street Viaduct during northern California s 1989 earthquake He also received the 1997 Media Hero Award from the Institute for Alternative Journalism and in 1996 was named Journalist of the Year by the Bay Area Society of Professional Journalists In 1998, his book Dark Alliance The CIA, The Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion Seven Stories Press , revealed that for the better part of a decade, a Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to Los Angeles street gangs and funneled millions in drug profits to the CIA backed Nicaraguan Contras source Gary Webb e B00

    2. "The writings of an intrepid investigative reporter", that was Gary Webb. Twenty days ago I discovered this journalist through the Dark Alliance expose linking the CIA, Nicaraguan Contras, and LA street gangs in a series of articles published back in August 1996. It was a rabbit hole of sorts that I have just emerged from after reading Webb's two books and another book about him I feel I know what he was about, real unflinching journalism. The stories in The Killing Game are an eclectic collecti [...]

    3. Something about this book urged me to check it out of the library and begin reading. Fascinating reading. Will add more to the review at a later date.

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