Big Media’s Guilt in Gary Webb’s Death
By Robert Parry
From Consortium News
It’s been six years since I received the shocking news that journalist Gary Webb had committed suicide with his father’s pistol.
In the days after his Dec. 9, 2004, death, I was told that he had succumbed to a deep depression brought on by being blacklisted from his profession for a courageous series that he had written about the real-life consequences of a U.S. foreign policy that put Cold War priorities ahead of protecting Americans from the international drug trade.