The noted veteran journalist, 76-year-old investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, in an article on the Guardian newspaper’s “Media Blog” Sept. 29, delivered a withering indictment of the multiple crimes of Barack Obama, whom the Guardian says, Hersh called worse than George W. Bush. Whatever Hersh’s shortcomings, he is one of the few investigative reporters of his breed left. During the Vietnam War, Hersh exposed the My Lai massacre (winning the Pulitzer prize), and during the first decade of the new century, he exposed for the first time the torture being used at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Hersh said that since 9/11, the media has fully caved in, and does not seek the truth. This is especially true with respect to the crimes of Obama, about whom he says:
“Do you think Obama’s been judged by any rational standards? Has Guantanamo closed? Is a war over? Is anyone paying any attention to Iraq? Is he seriously talking about going into Syria? We are not doing so well in the 80 wars we are in right now, what the hell does he want to go into another one for. What’s going on [with journalists]?” Hersh asks.
“Like killing people, how does [Obama] get away with the drone program; why aren’t we doing more? How does he justify it? What’s the intelligence? Why don’t we find out how good or bad this policy is? Why do newspapers constantly cite the two or three groups that monitor drone killings. Why don’t we do our own work?”
The Obama administration lies systematically, he claims, yet none of “the leviathans of American media” challenge him. “The Republic’s in trouble, we lie about everything, lying has become the staple,” he warns.