Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press by Alexander CockburnThe sad tale of the mainstream U. As journalist Michael Massing pointed out in February after the U. For instance, Sen. With Kerry and his investigation dismissed as irrelevant by the big newspapers, the scandal remained largely suppressed for the next seven years until Webb revived it in It was a situation where we need money for a covert operation.
CIA Drug Trafficking Allegations Hearing (1998) - w/ Maxine Waters Gary Webb
Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press
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Particularly resonant was the case of the San Jose Mercury News, which published a sensational series on CIA involvement in the smuggling of cocaine into black urban neighborhoods, and then under pressure conspired in the destruction of its own reporter, Gary Webb. We travel to little-known airports in Costa Rica and Arkansas. We hear from drug pilots and accountants from the Cali Cartel. We learn of DEA agents whose careers were ruined because they tried to tell the truth. Cockburn and St.
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Support Our Annual Fund Drive! Hitz told the US Reps that the CIA had maintained relationships with companies and individuals the Agency knew to be involved in the drug business. With these two admisstions, Hitz definitively sank decades of CIA denials, many of them under oath to Congress. The involvement of the CIA with drug traffickers is a story that has slouched into the limelight every decade or so since the creation of the Agency. They show that many of even the most seemingly outlandish charges leveled against the Agency have basis in truth.
Jeffrey St. Clair born is an investigative journalist , writer, and editor. Clair was the co-editor with Alexander Cockburn of the political newsletter CounterPunch ; he became editor along with Joshua Frank of CounterPunch after Cockburn's death. Clair was a contributing editor to the monthly magazine In These Times. In , he moved to Oregon to edit the environmental magazine Forest Watch. He co-edited CounterPunch from to with Cockburn. From to the present, St.