October 29th, 2008

Hersh says Beltway background boys are waiting for January 20 to unload dirt on Bush-Cheney

The airy author of this Guardian piece misleads with the notion that Seymour Hersh is the greatest American investigative reporter.

He is, rather, the trusted mouthpiece of hundreds and hundreds in the National Security Apparat.

Nevertheless, it’s good news that he’s expecting rain once the new president has been installed.  Perhaps enough to float criminal prosecution of Rumsfeld, Cheney, Libby, Wolfowitz, Feith, Bush et al.

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  1. Surfwalker says:

    Not that I’m a Hershophile or anything, but what’s the evidence that he’s a stooge?

    October 29th, 2008 at 12:33 pm

  2. ed says:

    I wouldn’t call him a stooge, myself.

    The evidence that he’s a trusted mouthpiece of big brass in Pentagon and elsewhere is his reportage itself.

    Look at the New Yorker archives … All the pieces he puts out are dynamite revelations from inside NSA (nat’l sec’ty apparat) targeting (mostly) the civilian leadership.

    In the age of Bush-Cheney this has been invaluable.

    I’m not saying he was a Mouthpiece in the 60s, when he broke Mai Lai.

    Nor am I saying Mouthpieces are bad things. They’re necessary conduits. Joseph Trento has been another, in Spookville, for 30 years.

    But if one has this in mind when reading, realizing that the information was given to the conduit as a move in a power struggle by insiders against insiders …  Helps to read more clearly and Beware a bit better.

    October 29th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

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