Pulitzer Prize winner 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”.
He is angry about the timidity of journalists in America, their failure to challenge the White House and be an unpopular messenger of truth.
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.
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.
Full article at: The Guardian
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Osama bin Laden had Funeral
As reported by several Arab news sources, Osama bin Laden was suffering from serious lung and kidney complications and succumbed to those diseases in mid-December, 2001, in the vicinity of the Tora Bora mountains. The sources stated that bin Laden was laid to rest honorably in his last abode and his grave was made as per his Wahabi belief.
Whoever president Obama’s death squad killed in the raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan in May, 2011, none of them were Osama bin Laden. You can’t kill a dead man. Further more, when members of the Navy SEAL started to question the fake operation among themselves and their families, Obama saw no other way than to silence them before they went public. Navy SEAL’s dad: Obama sent my son to his death.
Also see: Osama bin Laden Denies Involvement in the 9/11 Attacks