Demanufacturing Consent: Bill Conroy on Journalistic Authenticity

Traces of Reality
August 11, 2014

 

Bill Conroy“What It Means to Be an Authentic Journalist” with Bill Conroy

On this edition of Demanufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by Bill Conroy, writer and investigative reporter for Narco News. For the last 10 years, Conroy has led a “double life” as a journalist — editor-in-chief of a conservative business journal in San Antonio, Texas, by day, and investigative reporter on the drug war beat for Narco News by night. Today, Conroy shares his story of a 20-year career in journalism, why he started writing for Narco News, why he resigned his position at the San Antonio Business Journal, his relationship with Gary Webb, and what it means to be an “authentic journalist.”

We also discuss Conroy’s latest article and how US counter-narcotics operations in Central America have led to a mass exodus of child refugees and caused the ensuing “immigration crisis” in the United States.

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