Putting this here because most will think it is or was conspiracy theory bs: https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1ZC20H
Operation Mockingbird is still running. And yes, even your favorite sources cannot escape it.
Here are excellent books on this subject:
And there’s Gary Webb who stood alone after Robert Perry was threatened into silence: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Alliance.../dp/B005CDUKQY
Dark Alliance is a master class in investigative reporting. Why did the rest of the media ignore how deep this went?