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Gary Webb had an inborn journalistic tendency to track down corruption and expose it. For over thirty-four years, he wrote stories about corruption from county, state, and federal levels. He had an almost magneticeffect to these kinds of stories, and it was almost as if the stories found him. It was his gift, and, ultimately, it was his downfall.

He was best known for his story Dark Alliance, written for the San JoseMercury News in 1996. In it Webb linked the CIA to the crack-cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the Iran Contra scandal. His only published book, Dark Alliance is still a classic of contemporary journalism. But hislife consisted of much more than this one story, and The Killing Game is a collection of his best investigative stories from his beginning at the Kentucky Post to his end at the Sacramento News & Review. Itincludes Webb's series at the Kentucky Post on organized crime in the coal industry, at the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Ohio State's negligent medical board, and on the US military's funding offirst-person shooter video games. The Killing Game is a dedication to his life's work outside of Dark Alliance, and it's an exhibition of investigative journalism in its truest form.

Product Details

Seven Stories Press
Language Arts & Disciplines : Journalism
Webb, Gary
Social Science : Sociology - General
Social Science : Media Studies
Publication Date:
January 2011

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