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  • Suspicions Growing Over Death of Journalist Probing NSA and CIA Abuses

    07/09/2013 8:32:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 132 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 July 2013 | Alex Newman
    Weeks after the fiery death of investigative journalist Michael Hastings , who was probing abuses by the CIA and NSA and had recently informed others that he was being investigated by federal authorities, suspicions about his mysterious car crash are still swirling around the Internet. While police officially ruled the death an “accident,” serious questions are still surfacing — even in the establishment media and among prominent officials. Based on e-mails Hastings sent out shortly before he died about working on a “big story” and needing to go “off the radar,” it has become clear that he was worried, too....
  • Gary Webb's Final Days ("Dark Alliance" disgraced journo)

    01/26/2005 12:58:01 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 10 replies · 615+ views
    E&P/Yahoo ^ | Tue Jan 25, 6:34 PM ET | Joe Strupp
    Gary Webb's Final Days Tue Jan 25, 6:34 PM ET NEW YORK As with nearly every suicide, there is far more to the death of Gary Webb than meets the eye. Although his downward spiral following his departure from the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News provides a pat story line, the devil is really in the details -- and extends to a wide range of family and health issues, as well as a stolen motorcycle. In fact, after spending several years away from full-time journalism, Webb was beginning to stage a comeback in late 2004. But then a series of...
  • Tangled Webb

    12/21/2004 3:22:01 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 2 replies · 225+ views
    TAS ^ | 12/21/04 | Christopher Orlet
    Moments after the story hit the wires that Gary Webb had been found dead of an apparent suicide, the radical left began hinting that the former San Jose Mercury News reporter who broke the Nicaraguan Contra-Crack Connection story had met with a more sinister fate. Alex Walker, of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center, got the conspiracy ball rolling with the help of single quotation marks and a bit of idyllic prose: They are calling it a 'suicide.' What an amazing 'coincidence' that this happens just when Our Dear Great Dumb 'Intelligence Community' is under scrutiny again. Also...
  • Hard questions come in wake of suicide (Disgraced Former S.J. Mercury News Reporter)

    12/16/2004 1:21:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 1,891+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Thu, Dec. 16, 2004 | Scott Herhold
    After any suicide, survivors feel guilty. Was there a way it could have been avoided? Was there something we could have said or done to change such a terrible end? Most of the time, the rational answer is no. People kill themselves because of depression that we can't fully understand, let alone heal. Yet we're still haunted, particularly if the person committing suicide distinguished himself doing what we do. Even more so if there's history. That was the case with Gary Webb, the ex-investigative reporter for the Mercury News.
  • Gary Webb, reporter who exposed CIA, dies

    12/13/2004 8:23:29 AM PST · by KidGlock · 37 replies · 1,512+ views
    Seattle Post ^ | 12/13/04
    Gary Webb, reporter who exposed CIA, dies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gary Webb, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who wrote a controversial series of stories linking the CIA to crack cocaine trafficking in Los Angeles, has died at age 49. Webb was found Friday morning at his home in Sacramento County, dead of an apparent suicide. Moving-company workers called authorities after discovering a note posted on his front door that read, "Please do not enter. Call 911 and ask for an ambulance." Webb died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Sacramento County coroner's office....
  • Obituary: Gary Webb, Prize-Winning Investigative Reporter (Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wounds)

    12/12/2004 9:49:05 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 69 replies · 3,770+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/12/04 | Sam Stanton and Sandy Louey
    Gary Webb, a prize-winning investigative journalist whose star-crossed career was capped with a controversial newspaper series linking the CIA to the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles, died Friday of self-inflicted gunshot wounds, officials said. Mr. Webb, 49, was found dead in his Carmichael home Friday morning of gunshot wounds to the head, the Sacramento County Coroner's Office said Saturday. He left a note, but officials would not disclose its contents.