In an interesting turn of events, Jeremy Renner’s Kill The Messenger has started to open up some old wounds over at The Washington Post. Jeff Lenn, an investigations managing editor, has written a piece about how journalist Gary Webb wrote a poorly researched work that happened to coincide with the rise of the Internet.
The fact that Webb’s piece was championed by online communities adds an interesting wrinkle to this story, though. It never occurred to me that the early advocacy of the Internet would’ve been largely responsible for Webb’s notoriety. For me that can be a double-edge sword between credibility and over-enthusiasm. However, it is important to note that The Washington Post is one of the institutes criticized in the film.
You can read the whole thing by clicking on the WaPo image below.
Kill The Messenger is still in theaters, folks.