Saturday, May 22, 2004

Seymour Hersh

Seymour Hersh is the guy who unearthed and exposed many of the details of the Abu Ghraib prison torture scandal. Eric Alterman calls him "the greatest investigative reporter in the history of this country". Here are some links:

  • The Gray Zone- His latest piece in the New Yorker.

  • The Hersh Alternative- 2001 Washington Post Magazine profile by Bob Thompson. Alterman says that this is "not only the best profile of Hersh ever to appear, but one of the best magazine profiles of anyone I’ve ever read anywhere. If I taught this kind of thing, I would teach this piece."

  • From My Lai to Abu Ghraib- Recent profile in the New York Times

  • 2003 Commencement Address at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.