In Defense of Legendary Prize Winning Investigative Journalist Seymour Hersh1
May 21, 2015 by Alfred
It was legendary scholarly investigative journalist Seymour Hersh who uncovered the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam as well as the prisoner abusive torture at Abu Ghraib in Iraq by the Bush/Cheney administration, inter alia.
It was then and continues to be now, his political agenda driven detractors who are carrying out repulsive ad hominem attacks on this noble messenger because they do not want his message to even be discussed rationally.
Now comes the Columbia Journalism Review’s Trevor Timm, who is the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation and who also is a columnist for the London Guardian, and provides some sobering contextualizing perspective to the recent report by Seymour Hersh about the story behind the story we are told to believe as regards to the Government’s version of the discovery of the location and capture of Osama Bin Laden.
There may very well be a merit in analyzing and debating the Seymour Hersh version of this story, but it is highly inappropriate for this distinguished investigative journalist, who has been such a relentlessly and devotedly highly competent and honorable contributor to the exposure of wrong doing and its cover up, to be assailed grotesquely and characterized as some kind of a “conspiracy theorist”.
When anyone dares to challenge the official lies, they get punished. Thanks for defending Seymour Hersh!