The Story of Gary Webb

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The new film “Kill The Messenger” is based on the true story of investigative journalist Gary Webb. He famously published a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News that  linked the CIA to America’s crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s. Webb and his stories came under intense scrutiny, from both the government and rival newspapers. A decade later, he committed suicide. As KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez reports, some of the people who scrutinized Webb the most now have mixed emotions about how they handled the situation.