Today’s Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 208, originally published in March 2014.
Jon Leiberman is an investigative reporter for the Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM and host of “Leiberman Live at Five,” a weekly news radio show airing on Howard 101. He’s a crime contributor for CNN HLN and WildAboutTrial.com, crime blogger for the Huffington Post, former correspondent and producer of America’s Most Wanted, and author of, “Whitey on Trial: Secrets, Corruption, and the Search for Truth.”
James “Whitey” Bulger murdered 19 people, yet the government looked away when trying to investigate and prosecute him. The Justice Department cut deals with convicted murderers in order to secure testimony. Several of these men are now free on the streets of Boston. Bulger and his gang had willing accomplices in the FBI, public servants who not only looked the other way, but actually colluded in the crimes. Leiberman explains the government’s motives and how Bulger got away with so much and if similar collusion is happening in today’s government.
Leiberman then talks about his work for the Howard Stern Show. In 2004, he was fired by Sinclair Broadcast Group for publicly questioning the company’s decision to air “Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal,” a 40-minute film critical of Presidential candidate John Kerry’s role in the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War. Leiberman explains what happened.