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Thread: Obama Admin's Bin Laden Raid is "One Big LIE, Not One Word of It Is True"

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    Obama Admin's Bin Laden Raid is "One Big LIE, Not One Word of It Is True"

    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 bull**** 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.
    "It used to be when you were in a situation when something very dramatic happened, the president and the minions around the president had control of the narrative, you would pretty much know they would do the best they could to tell the story straight. Now that doesn't happen any more. Now they take advantage of something like that and they work out how to re-elect the president.
    Asked what the solution is Hersh warms to his theme that most editors are pusillanimous and should be fired.
    "I'll tell you the solution, get rid of 90% of the editors that now exist and start promoting editors that you can't control," he says. I saw it in the New York Times, I see people who get promoted are the ones on the desk who are more amenable to the publisher and what the senior editors want and the trouble makers don't get promoted. Start promoting better people who look you in the eye and say 'I don't care what you say'.
    Nor does he understand why the Washington Post held back on the Snowden files until it learned the Guardian was about to publish.
    If Hersh was in charge of US Media Inc, his scorched earth policy wouldn't stop with newspapers.
    "I would close down the news bureaus of the networks and let's start all over, tabula rasa. The majors, NBCs, ABCs, they won't like this just do something different, do something that gets people mad at you, that's what we're supposed to be doing," he says.
    Hersh is currently on a break from reporting, working on a book which undoubtedly will make for uncomfortable reading for both Bush and Obama.
    "The republic's in trouble, we lie about everything, lying has become the staple." And he implores journalists to do something about it.
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    i lol'ed.
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    The American media is like that for quite a while now and not limited to the Obama administration.
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    Seymour Hersh represents a credible source questioning the narrative of the OBL raid. Big words like "Lies" and "Not True" coming from him. Interesting to see what he has.
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    The boogeyman killed Bin Laden. Breaking news!
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    Re: Obama Admin's Bin Laden Raid is "One Big LIE, Not One Word of It Is True"

    sounds like the sort of guy who thinks the moon landing was filmed in an american desert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uk_dolfan View Post
    sounds like the sort of guy who thinks the moon landing was filmed in an american desert.
    Maybe its statements like that which makes it harder and almost impossible to actually get the to the bottom of the truth in so many things.
    I am certainly no conspiracy theorist nor do I say the Bin Laden capture/raid was bogus but the reason that we have a complex brain is to use it. I certainly listen/read other opinions and then make the best decision based on the available information. Unfortunately not being willing/able to hear different opinions (even if it goes against our train of thought) has become the norm in our society. What is real disturbing though that people don't even give someone the opportunity to present a case with different evidence.
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    List dude needs a blow job.
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