Lauria blasts Leopold as an unethical reporter who will lie and cheat to get a scoop with no qualms, using Leopold's own autobiography as part of the evidence. This is Leopold's autobiography:
From what Lauria says, Leopold has been a high-flying reporter who has on several occasions conducted an Icarus act [flying too close to the sun, so the wax melts from his wings and causes him to crash.]
That doesn't discredit everything he writes, but it sure as heck makes it a good idea to always search for independent confirmation of anything he writes. I wonder how much longer "Truthout" will stand behind him. If he is the franchise for "Truthout", possibly a long time.