“Kill the Messenger” — A Journalism Saga

“Kill the Messenger” — A Journalism Saga – SFGate

“Kill the Messenger” is pretty accurate, not only in the mechanics of how newspaper stories are generated, but in showing the dynamic between reporters and editors.

Voices: The Gary Webb saga still has lessons today

Oct 28, 2014 · Poor Gary Webb. Even 10 years after his tragic death, the media refuse to let him rest. The new movie Kill the Messenger, based in part on a 2006 book by a …

Kill the Messenger | News Lead | Cleveland Scene

Kill the Messenger Excerpt from a new book about a former Cleveland reporter who exposed the CIA.

The Sordid Contra-Cocaine Saga – Common Dreams

The movie, “Kill the Messenger,” is forcing the mainstream U.S. media to confront one of its most shameful episodes, the suppression of a major national security scandal implicating Ronald Reagan’s CIA in aiding and abetting cocaine trafficking by the Nicaraguan Contra rebels in the 1980s and then the systematic destruction of journalist Gary Webb when he revived the scandal in the 1990s.

Gary Webb was no journalism hero, despite what ‘Kill the

As for “Kill the Messenger,” the best that can be said for the movie is that Jeremy Renner gives a spirited performance in a fantasy version of the story in which everyone is wrong but Gary Webb.

Reviews: Kill the Messenger – IMDb

‘KILL THE MESSENGER’: Four Stars (Out of Five) Dramatic thriller film telling the true story of journalist Gary Webb. It centers on Webb’s efforts to expose the CIA’s former involvement in importing cocaine into California, in order to raise funding for Nicaraguan Contra rebels.

Kill the Messenger True Story vs. Movie – Real Gary Webb

-Kill the Messenger: How the CIA’s Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb Why was Gary Webb’s article criticized and he himself discredited? Competing newspapers criticized Webb for his lurid presentation, thin sourcing, and lack of evidence to support his claims.

Jeremy Renner Ready To ‘Kill The Messenger’ In Film About

Jeremy Renner has been set to star in Kill The Messenger, a thriller that Michael Cuesta will direct that is based on the tragic tale of a journalist who committed suicide after being smeared by the CIA.

How the CIA Watched Over the Destruction of Gary Webb

Director Michael Cuesta’s film, Kill the Messenger, stars Jeremy Renner as the hard-charging investigative reporter and borrows its title from a 2006 biography written by award-winning

Kill the Messenger (2014) – IMDb

Oct 09, 2014 · Watch video · «Kill the Messenger» is both a very gripping film and an important film. Even though I know what our government was up to in those days (as if things have changed), I could hardly breathe, anticipating what would come next in the movie.


10.25.14 FIREDOGLAKE-Gary Webb and the 2014 Sandinistas

Gary Webb and the 2014 Sandinistas By: danps Saturday October 25, 2014 5:04 am Cross posted from Pruning Shears. The new movie “Kill the Messenger,” about journalist Gary Webb’s investigation into the connection between Contra drug running and the CIA in the 80s, is …

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Kill The Messenger: a murky meditation on modern media

Kill The Messenger, set in 1994-6, even opens in direct homage to The Parallax View: a door opens, a reporter stands outside, he gets invited in, and is present when police raid the building.

UPDATE: Jeremy Renner’s ‘Kill The Messenger’ Acquired By

Feb 05, 2013 · EXCLUSIVE UPDATE, 9:30 AM: Just after Jeremy Renner and Homeland exec producer/director Michael Cuesta came aboard Kill The Messenger, the film has formalized a deal for Focus Features to take