"Authentic journalism is telling people something that the government doesn't want them to know."--Gary Webb
Gary Webb exposed, in his Dark Alliance series, how CIA-led Nicaraguan rebels brought cocaine to poor L.A. neighborhoods in the early '80s--and started the crack epidemic. Profits earned from this crack market allowed the Los Angeles-based Crips and bloods to expand into other cities and spread crack use to other black urban areas, turning a bad local problem into a bad national problem. The San Francisco Bay Area drug ring then funneled profits to the Contras for the better part of a decade. The series traced the drugs to dealers Danilo Blandon and Ricky Ross, leaders of a CIA-run guerrilla army that terrorized Nicaragua for 10 years. The milestone in exposing government drug dealing which ended his career as a mainstream media journalist, and his life... by "suicide" with two bullets to the head. The man is a great hero in my book.
Gary Webb 1999
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For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.