Tuesday, January 20, 2009

How the anonymice chewed up the credibility of Seymour Hersh

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Yum, the credibility of investigative reporters is delicious!

For years Seymour Hersh has been pushing the allegation that the Bush administration was about to go to war with Iran. It did not happen. It is plausible that Hersh’s sources were acting as whistle blowers and that the reason that we have not attacked Iran is because of the push back the came as a result of his reporting. It is equally plausible that his sources set him up to look like a fool. Just one of many reasons reporters and editors should avoid anonymous sources and readers should view them with extreme skepticism.

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