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Seymour Hersh

NYT Editor Dean Baquet Defends Controversial Bin Laden Story

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.21.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet on Wednesday defended a controversial weekend magazine cover story that examined the construct...

Allies to US: ISIS is Not Our Problem

David Paul | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
David Paul

Seymour Hersh may be making his stories up out of whole cloth, but they ring true. We may think we are leading the fight against ISIS today, but none of our allies seem to be following.

Jason Linkins

So That Happened: How One Texas Bill Could Make It Impossible For Minors To Get Abortions | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. On this week's podcast, we look into Texas legislation restricting access to abortion for minors, compare and contrast federal bill...

Sy Hersh: Old, Cranky and Spot On

Robert Miraldi | Posted 05.19.2016 | Media
Robert Miraldi

This is Sy Hersh. He is irascible, iconoclastic, irrepressible, difficult, passionate -- and still angry about governmental lies. And he is usually right.

Did Seymour Hersh Uncover the Powerful and Obnoxious Odor of Mendacity?

Byron Williams | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Byron Williams

The White House's blanket denial saves time and energy, but it fails to address Hersh's mendacity charge. I understand why the White House would not wish to respond to every negative criticism leveled in its direction, but this is different.

Osama Bin Laden -- The Truth Be Told

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The account of unsavory chicanery in high places once again spotlights the deceit that now is the hallmark of how our government works. Here are a few crucial points essential to assessment of Seymour Hersh's interpretation.

Jason Linkins

The Trade Deal That Is Tearing Democrats Apart | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

So that happened. This week we'll take a look at a trade deal that's so contentious, President Barack Obama is finding himself at odds with congressio...

Seymour Hersh: 'I Am Not Backing Off Anything I Said'

Slate | Posted 05.13.2015 | Media

In a blockbuster 10,000-word story for the London Review of Books this week, longtime New Yorker investigative journalist Seymour Hersh called into qu...

Former CIA Deputy Director Slams Seymour Hersh's Bin Laden Account As ‘Rubbish'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.13.2015 | Media

Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell told HuffPost Live on Tuesday that Seymour Hersh's recent report in the London Review of Books, which claims...

The Detail In Seymour Hersh's Bin Laden Story That Rings True

The New York Times | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

From the moment it was announced to the public, the tale of how Osama bin Laden met his death in a Pakistani hill town in May 2011 has been a changeab...

Ali Watkins

Is The CIA's Case For Torture Unraveling? | Ali Watkins | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the immediate aftermath of Seymour Hersh’s winding narrative on the killing of Osama bin Laden and an alleged cover-up by the U.S. ...

'Walk-In' Pakistani Official May Have Told CIA Where Bin Laden Was Hiding

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

U.S. intelligence officials may have received a tip from a “walk-in” Pakistani official in tracking down the location of Osama bin Laden, complica...

Michael Calderone

Seymour Hersh's Bin Laden Raid Bombshell Draws White House, Media Pushback | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.12.2015 | Media

NEW YORK –- Seymour Hersh, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who revealed the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War and helped expose the Abu G...

Jennifer Bendery

White House: Seymour Hersh Story On Bin Laden Raid 'Riddled With Inaccuracies' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Monday dismissed new claims by journalist Seymour Hersh that the Obama administration lied about the way Osama bin La...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Assad Interviewer Finds Syrian Dictator Too 'Delusional' To End War, Work With U.S. | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Foreign Affairs magazine may have just given Syrian dictator Bashar Assad his biggest opportunity to promote himself in recent months, but...

Sy Hersh and Ben Bradlee: Lovers Who Only Danced Together

Robert Miraldi | Posted 12.23.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

Bradlee sounded a bit nostalgic for the days when the Post and the Times dueled and the institution of journalism lived off scoops and leaks. "They changed the kind reporting we do. They institutionalized what we do today. They made it the norm."

Obama Choosing the Wrong Enemies

Robert Miraldi | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Miraldi

The Obama administration is toying with whether to send New York Times reporter James Risen to jail for refusing to reveal a source involved in a federal leak investigation dating back to 2006.

Why Isn't the Times a-Changin'?

Robert Miraldi | Posted 04.20.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

I always thought, perhaps naively, that the Times was not going after just the wealthy, that they might have a commitment to people at the lower end of the wealth scale. Then I encountered the February 11 edition.

'Troublemaker' Hersh Should Be Welcomed Back

Robert Miraldi | Posted 03.02.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

It may be a New Year, but it is the same old Sy Hersh, arguably America's best investigative reporter, who is still sticking his thumb in the eye of power at the age of 76 and exposing what he sees as the abuse of power.

Seymour Hersh: Mainstream Media Scared To Publish Syria Story

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Media

Seymour Hersh said Monday that it was "silly" of him to think that the Washington Post would have accepted his recently published story about the Obam...

Michael Calderone

New Yorker, Washington Post Passed On Seymour Hersh Syria Report | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh accused the Obama administration Sunday of having “cherry-picked intelligence” regardi...

A Muckraker and a President Go to the Dark Side

Robert Miraldi | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Robert Miraldi

The attempt to tackle the sexual legacy of John Kennedy was an unmitigated disaster for Sy Hersh, the low point of an otherwise illustrious career. Why would Hersh, the man obsessed with public policy, tackle this sordid tale in the way that he did?

Seymour Hersh Gets A Big Correction From The Guardian

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

The Guardian has added a significant correction to its recent interview with journalist Seymour Hersh. The interview went viral for the paper. It f...

Seymour Hersh Unloads On American Media

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.27.2013 | Media

The legendary Seymour Hersh gave a blistering verdict on the state of American journalism in a new interview with the Guardian published on Friday. ...

The Book Ban Club Still Lives

Robert Miraldi | Posted 11.25.2013 | Books
Robert Miraldi

A possible threat to national security is perhaps more understandable, but getting a prior restraint on a book for national security is near impossible; getting a book banned because people cuss or if the content is "ungodly" (look out Harry Potter books!) is a lot easier.