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Seymour Hersh
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    (April 8, 1937- )
    Born in Chicago, Illinois
    Investigative reporter for the New York Times (1972-75,1979) and New Yorker (1993- )
    Wrote ‘The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House’ (1983), ‘The Samson Option: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy’ (1991), ‘The Dark Side of Camelot’ (1997) and ‘Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib’ (2004)
    Reported on alleged US plans for a first strike against Iran (2006)
    He flunked out of the University of Chicago Law School.
    His stories rely heavily on anonymous sources.
    He is bitter about not achieving the same financial success as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.
    The New York Times published its largest retraction ever after he falsely accused diplomat Edward Korry of being involved in the CIA coup to overthrow Salvador Allende in Chile.
    After he made several allegations about John F. Kennedy that turned out to be based on forged documents, historian Arthur Schlesinger called him ‘the most gullible investigative reporter I’ve ever encountered.’
    He admitted, ‘If the standard for being fired was being wrong on a story, I would have been fired long ago.’
    He won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing the My Lai massacre (1970).
    He blew the lid off several other cover-ups, such as CIA domestic spying programs and pre-9/11 intelligence failures.
    He won five Polk Awards for investigative journalism.
    'The Price of Power' won a National Book Critics Circle Award.
    He complained about the press’s excessive deference to George W. Bush during the run-up to the Iraq war, saying, ‘I have never seen my peers as frightened as they are now.’

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 8 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 20 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 27 Votes: 74.07% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 33 Votes: 81.82% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 101 Votes: 66.34% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 92 Votes: 71.74% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 77 Votes: 70.13% Annoying
 
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