The LA/Bay Area Crack/Cocaine Scandal Whistleblower
Gary Webb started journalism working with his high school newspaper. His first professional job was with the Kentucky Post, where he won them their first national news award in half a century. After that he joined the larger Cleveland Plain Dealer. In 1987 he joined the San Jose Mercury News, which was considered one of the top ten newspaper companies in the country. It was with the Mercury News that he wrote his three-day series, the Dark Alliance, about the CIA's association with the major crack/cocaine dealers in LA and the Bay Area.
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