Seymour Hersh: Bin Laden Story 'One Big Lie'

Journalists hints at revelations in upcoming book
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2013 3:45 PM CDT
Seymour Hersh is seen at Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards in this file photo.   (Wikimedia/Institute for Policy Studies)

(Newser) – Veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh got people's attention today with a comment made in passing during a wide-ranging Guardian interview. Amidst a rant on the media's general unwillingness to hold President Obama accountable, Hersh touched on 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," the Pulitzer Prize winner said.

He didn't elaborate, but said there would be a chapter about the killing in his upcoming book on national security. He also said that a recent Pakistani report on the death was "bulls---," and "was done with considerable American input." Hersh also spoke at length about the media's failings in general. "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 said. Click for the full interview. (Read more Seymour Hersh stories.)

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