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Seymour Hersh Unloads on New York Times, Other Topics

SeymourHershNewYorkerPicGuardian media and tech journalist Lisa O’Carroll had a rip roaring conversation with famed investigative journalist and author Seymour Hersh. Translation: various MSM outlets will be putting extra emphasis today on TGIF:

Don’t 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.

That last part sounds like a battle cry. If there is zero truth to the Zero Dark Thirty narrative, a great story is waiting there for an intrepid and well-funded journo(s).

There’s a lot more great stuff in Hersh’s conversation with O’Carroll, including an explanation of how Edward Snowden came to the rescue of “chicken-shit editors.” Read the full piece here. Expect a lot of play on this one: also already to it are Gawker and New York magazine.

Update (October 7):
The Guardian quietly published a major correction to this story on October 1. Among other things, the paper clarified that Hersh “was in no way suggesting that Osama bin Laden was not killed in Pakistan, as reported, upon the president’s authority: he was saying that it was in the aftermath that the lying began.”

[Photo courtesy: The New Yorker]

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