It was a “conspiracy theory” – that the CIA was behind the crack cocaine explosion of the 80s and 90s. There’s a video of George H. W. Bush literally holding a bag of crack in the Oval Office to “warn children” of its danger.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Gary Webb and the San Jose Mercury News were at the forefront of “internet journalism” and Webb’s piece was groundbreaking in that he had all of the evidence on a website.
Gary Webb, of course, “committed suicide” by shooting himself twice in the head, the day that George W. Bush was re-elected.