Earlier this week The D.C. Clothesline featured an article titled Pentagon Orders Purge of Osama Bin Laden’s Death Files from Data Bank by Professor Michel Chossudovsky of Global Research. Running articles like that elicit the typical and predictable responses. A lot of people question the Osama Bin Laden narrative for many reasons, but some just accuse us of tabloid news and brush off The D.C. Clothesline as a blog that some nutjob runs from his home. Those same people will throw “Snopes” articles at me on occasion, which I find ironic since Snopes is run by a couple from their home.
What kind of logic is that?
I am not the only truth seeking blogger to share in the frustration of putting out important stories that are ignored. There is a continual frustration of digging up stories that need to be exposed by the mainstream media and we can’t even get the larger right-wing sources to pick up some of the very important stories. So when someone with a respected resume starts to talk about some of the same things we are, there is a natural feeling of vindication.
Seymour Hersh won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for exposing the My Lai Massacre. He is a 5-time winner of the prestigious Polk Award (1969, 1973, 1974, 1981, 2004). He also earned the George Orwell Award in 2004. In 2004 he exposed the mistreatment of prisoners of war by the U.S. Military at Abu Graib prison.
This man has credentials. Perhaps his biggest credential is his obvious willingness to go after democrats or republicans. He was once described by the Republican party as “the closest thing American journalism has to a terrorist.”
So if this 7-time winner of major awards in the field of journalism, who has shown no mercy to republicans in the past, shines light on the Bin Laden narrative, perhaps we should listen.
There are too many things that don’t add up like the picture of the situation room that has been judged in some circles to be a photoshopped fake, the deaths of so many of our American heroes who allegedy took place in the Bin Laden raid, the unconventional “burial at sea,” and the fact that Reggie Love claims Obama was playing spades with him during the raid.
Some things simply do not add up. Seymour Hersh has had enough of gutless journalists and corrupt officials in D.C.
The Guardian reports:
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.
The Obama administration lies systematically, he claims, yet none of the leviathans of American media, the TV networks or big print titles, challenge him.
“It’s pathetic, they are more than obsequious, they are afraid to pick on this guy [Obama],” he declares in an interview with the Guardian.
Have you ever noticed how many big American stories break in The Guardian, The Daily News, The Telegraph and other British publications? Why is that?
It’s because Seymour Hersh is spot on. The American media is gutless.
I, for one, can not wait to read his book.
I’d highly suggest that you hop on over to The Guardian Article. You might learn something. I know I did. Or you might want to read Professor Chossudovsky’s piece about the Pentagon cover up that is now in play. Do you think they saw Seymour Hersh coming?
He is still what a journalist is supposed to be. He is feared by the government because he is after the truth.
He may be very somewhat of a throwback in today’s political landscape but we certainly could use more men like Seymour Hersh.