Tune in Wednesdays at 6:00pm for Reveal, the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio hosted by Al Letson. We’ve heard the corporate-sponsored news, but we want to know what really happened. That’s what Reveal is all about: finding out what’s going on behind the scenes, and what’s hidden from public view. Here’s Reveal’s guide to spotting fake news.
This week’s episode, “America’s Drug War, Revealed,” shows how a baggie of crack cocaine packed with fear, distortion and misconceptions, and one presidential address in the 1980s, helped shape the war on drugs.