Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Washington Times and the Destruction of a Journalistic Hero

The late Gary Webb was the kind of person that American journalism desperately needs. On the third anniversary of Webb's death, Robert Parry describes the ordeals that the reporter faced from an angry mob, led by Sun Myung Moon's Washington Times:
Webb’s career destruction in the 1990s and his desperate act of suicide in 2004 were warnings to the American people that they must demand much more from their existing news outlets--or they must build honest new ones.
That understanding may be Gary Webb's enduring legacy.

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