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Monday, September 30, 2013

"Pulitzer Prize winner: Osama raid 'one big lie'"

Seymour Hersh, who won a Pulitzer for reporting on the My Lai Massacre in Viet Nam, says that of everything the Obama administration has said about the raid in Abbotabad, "not one word of it is true."

Could he be right?

And what exactly were the lies? If it does turn out to have been in large part false, an awful lot of people would have had to have been in on it.

It will be interesting to see how the media react to Hersh's accusations. Will they just ignore them the way they've ignored Steven Jiminez's book about Matthew Shepard?


Glen Filthie said...

The Pulitzer, like the Nobel - has been whored out by leftists and tainted by some of its recipients. Given the venom of the 1960's peaceniks and hippies...well they have spewed as much BS as Obama has and probably a good deal more. A Pulitzer is no longer a credential authors should be proud of, IMO.

I cannot see the SEALS going along with this. Most of them wouldn't piss on Obama if he was on fire; and I can't see that many men - most of whom would die before being dishonored - going along with him on a sham.

John Craig said...

Glen --
Good points. Agreed about the Pulitzer and the "soft' Nobels (i.e., the Peace and Literature prizes). And I heard the same thing about the Seals, that they despise Obama.

But the fact that Hersh's previous exposes were mostly of Republican administrations actually lends some credibility to him attacking the Obama administration, and if you clicked on that link you'll see that Hersh said that the Obama administration lies "systematically" and that it's "pathetic" that the media lets him get away with it -- which lends him even more credibility, in my opinion.

I"m not saying that what he thinks is necessarily true, but he is a credible guy, and it will be interesting to hear what he has to say.