Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Webb of Trouble

That new movie on former reporter Gary Webb and his probe of the CIA/contra/crack connection is getting a lot of ink, with Jeremy Renner in title role.  The episode and controversy happened just before I became editor of Editor & Publisher but we covered aftermath and related stories.   Here our ace Joe Strupp wrote a piece after Webb's suicide.  There really were two ways to look at it--much of what Webb wrote was prescient but he really did get a lot wrong and deserved much of the criticism.  Not sure how the movie really comes down.   And here's Strupp's scoop on the coming film--in 2008...

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