CIA drug conduit into the Black community

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Media war erupting over CIA and cocaine
By Norman Solomon, Creators Syndicate, 22 October 1996. CIA operatives helped cocaine traffickers introduce large quantities of low-cost crack into poor neighborhoods of urban America during the 1980s. The well-documented revelations in the San Jose Mercury News presented a challenge to national media.
New report blasts media coverage of Contra-crack story
FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting) news release, 18 December 1996. FAIR report to be released will be highly critical of major media reaction to the San Jose Mercury News series linking the CIA-backed Nicaraguan contras to the spread of crack cocaine in urban America.