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Seymour Hersh

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Seymour Hersh: A Man Still On Fire

Robert Miraldi | Posted 11.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Robert Miraldi

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIn the fall of 1969, as men walked on the moon and Ted Kennedy's car slipped off a bridge, Sy Hersh, a 32-year-old hard-nosed reporter, was chasing down the biggest tip of his life.

Sy Hersh and the Snoopers

Robert Miraldi | Posted 09.29.2013 | Media
Robert Miraldi

Reporters like Hersh and Greenwald, coupled with leakers like Snowden, principled or not, may bring some pain, but they cleanse the democracy, or at least open it up to light. Sunshine, still, is the best disinfectant, even as it opens some wounds along the way.

New Yorker Reporter On His Iran Bombshell

democracynow.org | Posted 06.11.2012 | Media

I'm a little amazed that more reporters aren't asking more questions about this, because it seems to be so egregious. This is--right now, our Treasury...

Scooped By Mike Wallace

newyorker.com | Posted by Seymour M. Hersh | Posted 06.09.2012 | Media

Mike Wallace, who died on Sunday, was a superb role model. His success came the hard way--he was self-made, with a relentless determination to tell th...

Former CIA Director William Colby Subject of New Documentary

Michael Rose | Posted 12.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

The Man Nobody Knew chronicles the life of the filmmaker's father, CIA Director William Colby, whose testimony to the Senate panel prompted numerous reforms in the agency.

Seymour Hersh: Military Being Run By 'Crusaders'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh alleged in a speech in Qatar that key branches of the U.S. military are being led by Christian fundamentalist "crusader...

Unauthorized, But Not Untrue

Kitty Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kitty Kelley

The difference between authorized and unauthorized biographies is the difference between riding in carriage or squatting in steerage. The authorized b...

Michael Moore's Fundraising Campaign for the "Ground Zero" Mosque

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Michael, while doing important, good works, misses no opportunity to promote himself, yet occasionally he misses the mark in his documentaries or when he appears on TV promoting his films.

Seymour Hersh, the Afghanistan War WikiLeaks, and Getting the Real Story

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

One of the best investigative journalists who has been reporting on America's wars is Seymour Hersh. Hersh has been ahead of the pack -- revealing ...

Anti-Israeli Hysteria and Helen Thomas

Jawal Nga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jawal Nga

Since when has Ari Fleisher's opinion on anything other than what President Bush caught fishing mattered to the global consensus?

US Troops Carrying Out 'Battlefield Executions' In Afghanistan, Seymour Hersh Says (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh says that US forces in Afghanistan are carrying out what he referred to as "battlefield executions" of prisoner...

Seymour Hersh: Military Is Waging War Against The White House

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In addition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States military is also fighting a war against the Obama administration at the White House...

Seymour Hersh: Can An Unstable Pakistan Keep Safe Its Nuclear Arsenal?

New Yorker | Seymour Hersh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the tumultuous days leading up to the Pakistan Army's ground offensive in the tribal area of South Waziristan, which began on October 17th, the Pak...

"Lessons in Disaster": If Obama Caves to the Pentagon, He's No Jack Kennedy

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

You don't have to be a dove to understand what President Kennedy understood: putting U.S. troops on the ground somewhere doesn't automatically make you more powerful.

Part Exposé, Part Cover-Up: 1968's My Lai Massacre Photos Have Big Lessons For Citizen Journalists

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Quigg

Citizen journalists must not give in to the urge to un-take a photo, to click delete and banish the evidence for the parts of a story that shame them, their cause, their friends, their country, their species.

The Democrats' Selective Amnesia on Assassination: Clinton Did It and Obama Does It Too

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

The "secret" CIA assassination program that Dick Cheney allegedly concealed from Congress sounds a lot like the assassination policy implemented by President Bill Clinton.

Seymour Hersh Stands By Reporting On Cheney Assassination Squad

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh was mocked in March when he referred to Dick Cheney's secret squad of CIA assassins. Now, he talks to the Daily Beast a...