*Originally posted March 20, 2017
Reposting the War Nerd's interview with Robert Parry [starts at 33:30], one of the original crusading investigative journalists who broke the Iran-Contra and Contra-cocaine stories in the 80s, the October Surprise— and experienced first-hand the crushing of independent investigative journalism from Reagan through today . . . We talk about the stories Parry broke, the destruction of targeted journalists including his late friend Gary Webb who was driven to suicide, and Nixon's plot to sabotage Vietnam War peace talks in 1968 to make sure Humphrey didn't win the election . . .
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Read Robert Parry's reporting at ConsortiumNews.com .
Watch Parry's 1991 PBS Frontline episode on the October Surprise, "The Election Held Hostage"