Speaking with a small group of highly educated homeless men in Harvard Sq Cambridge. These are the people who used to make up much of the homeless population in this area of Cambridge. I refer to them as the 'gentlemen homeless'.
They spoke of a journalist who was blacklisted so couldn't use inside sources, who was very good at reading between the lines and finding validation for info in novel ways and places.
Izzy Stone had his own small newspaper weekly.
People would disregard him as fabricating things becuz he was blacklisted so he worked around this.