Opinion | How local news shattered official lies after the Attica prison riot

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In any case, the state-sponsored disinformation marketing campaign had fizzled inside a day, due to an moral medical expert and a hustling native newspaper. We’ll by no means know what would have occurred to Edland’s findings if the Rochester Instances-Union hadn’t promptly shared them with the general public. What we do know, nevertheless, is that Albany wished to take a seat on them: As soon as the workplace of Gov. Nelson Rockefeller (R)// realized of the medical expert’s outcomes, it “instantly despatched its personal directive that no information be leaked and made clear that Edland’s autopsies have been going to be reviewed earlier than any information conferences have been referred to as,” Thompson writes in “Blood within the Water.”