Through the past several years, I’ve repeatedly sent you Robert Parry’s articles. He was preeminent in his field. He received Harvard’s I.F. Stone Award for Investigative Journalism amid other national and international awards and honors in his field.
After exposing President Reagan’s Iran-Contra scandals in the 1980’s, the New York Times and other mainstream media would no longer hire Parry. True to his noble belief that journalists should protect the public from abuses of power from unscrupulous powerful officials and their cohorts, he began exposing each administration’s subterranean schemes to subvert law and order around the world. He has been totally committed and absolutely fearless over the decades.
His son, Nate, has written a touching eulogy below. He tells how he and his family got behind Robert after he was closed out of his chosen field. You will love this noble human interest story and appreciate recalling the long string of abuses of power he exposed to the world. I had forgotten a number of them, perhaps you have also?
I am so grateful that Parry leaves behind a pack of excellent investigative journalists who have been able to hone their skills and careers under his wing at his “Consortium News.” They will help fill the void he leaves behind.
Please consider a contribution annually to Consortium News to assure that this extremely important organization continues its vital work now that he has departed.
Below is the eulogy from his son Nate:
All the best,
Center for Citizen Initiatives