An excerpt from Lisa O'Carroll's 9-27-13 Guardian article entitled "Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'Pathetic' American Media":
"Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism –
close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in
publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he
says, is to be an outsider.
"It doesn't take much to fire up Hersh, the investigative journalist who has been the nemesis of US presidents since the 1960s and who was once described by the Republican party as 'the closest thing American journalism has to a terrorist'.
is angry about the timidity of journalists in America, their failure to
challenge the White House and be an unpopular messenger of truth.
even get him started on the New York Times which, he says, spends 'so
much more time carrying water for Obama than I ever thought they would' –
or the death of Osama bin Laden. 'Nothing's been done about that story,
it's one big lie, not one word of it is true,' he says of the dramatic
US Navy Seals raid in 2011.
"Hersh is writing a book about
national security and has devoted a chapter to the bin Laden killing. He
says a recent report put out by an 'independent' Pakistani commission
about life in the Abottabad compound in which Bin Laden was holed up
would not stand up to scrutiny. 'The Pakistanis put out a report, don't
get me going on it. Let's put it this way, it was done with considerable
American input. It's a bullshit report,' he says hinting of revelations
to come in his book.
"The Obama administration lies
systematically, he claims, yet none of the leviathans of American media,
the TV networks or big print titles, challenge him.
pathetic, they are more than obsequious, they are afraid to pick on this
guy [Obama],' he declares in an interview with the Guardian."
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