Friday, September 27, 2013

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media

"He is angry about the timidity of journalists in America, their failure to challenge the White House and be an unpopular messenger of truth."

""It used to be when you were in a situation when something very dramatic happened, the president and the minions around the president had control of the narrative, you would pretty much know they would do the best they could to tell the story straight. Now that doesn't happen any more. Now they take advantage of something like that and they work out how to re-elect the president."

his views? "I have this sort of heuristic view that journalism, we possibly offer hope because the world is clearly run by total nincompoops more than ever … Not that journalism is always wonderful, it's not, but at least we offer some way out, some integrity."

1 comment:

....J.Michael Robertson said...

Heuristic. Nice. Helping people learn. Would you call this meliorism or subdued optimism?