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'Kill the Messenger' Puts Integrity of US Media in Question

The journalistic integrity of U.S. media; an illicitly-financed, CIA-backed war against Nicaraguan Sandinistas; the crack epidemic of 1980's urban America: these are the main subjects of Michael Cuesta’s "Kill the Messenger." In the film, Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner portrays Gary Webb, the real life San Jose Mercury News reporter who is warned against publishing information that proves the CIA turned a blind eye while its Nicaraguan allies, the Contras, smuggled cocaine into...

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