The UnderNews – Robert Parry – Nov 1, 2017

Date 7 November 2017

Robert Parry is an exemplary journalist, going where more timid writers fear to tread. HE was awarded the George Polk Award for National Reporting in 1984 for his reporting on Iran-Contra. In mid-1985 he wrote the first article on Oliver North’s involvement and, in late 1985 broke the CIA and Contras cocaine trafficking in the US—and stood by fellow reporter Gary Webb when Webb’s (true) story on the crack epidemic in LA was shutdown by Webb’s editor.
In August 1990 PBS’ Frontline asked Parry to work on the October Surprise conspiracy theory, leading to Parry making several documentaries for the program, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. He continued to pursue it after a Congressional investigation had concluded the story was untrue, turning his Frontlineresearch into a book published in 1993, and in 1994 he unearthed “a treasure-trove of government documents” supporting the theory, “showing that the [Congressional] task force suppressed incriminating CIA testimony and excluded evidence of big-money links. “




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