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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-02-08 01:13 PM
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183. no -- i have the old one that came out after the Spy Magazine series.
is this it?

The Octopus: Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro (Paperback)
by Kenn Thomas, Jim Keith


i was in college when this Inslaw-Octopus series ran in Spy Magazine. what a special/amazing publication. you know that one of the publishers now has an NPR show called Studio 360. It rocks -- arts/science/culture. Amazing show.

this story, tho, was a giant inspiration for me. i was on the student newspaper, and getting ready to start my own publication. the way Casolaro pursued this story was pure investigative journo gold. it's so amazing too, that investigative journalism is the one career choice that is still romanticized even tho (or because), if you DO IT RIGHT, it often ends in death (rather than riches). military service is another.

surprisingly -- Casolaro's death seems to drain the Inslaw story of credibility in the mainstream imagination. i wonder if he had escaped that murder, if the story would be regarded as "common knowledge" and non-controversial.

one more musing -- to me, Larisa Alexandrovna is keeping hope alive for investigative journos. she's a bright light on an otherwise endarkened horizon. stay safe LaLa. :patriot:
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