OC Weekly Reporter Hits Critics of Gary Webb in Upcoming Book

august 9, 2006  08:24 am
As first reported by AAN News in January, OC Weekly News and Investigations Editor Nick Schou has written a book about Gary Webb, the late investigative reporter who penned the "Dark Alliance" series exploring connections between the CIA and crack cocaine. In Kill the Messenger, Schou alleges that Webb's editors at the San Jose Mercury News made the decision to focus his series on the CIA link against Webb's wishes. Schou also criticizes national newspapers for their treatment of Webb: "So much of the reporting was personal and an attack on Gary Webb, it was unbelievable," he tells Editor & Publisher. Kill the Messenger will be published by Nation Books in October.