• Gaywallet (they/it)@beehaw.orgOPM
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    1 year ago

    Of note, there’s no sources to this. To an extent, this is to be expected. Hersh does happen to have a history of breaking a few important stories, but previous stories were backed up by a lot more paperwork than this particular story has.

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      1 year ago

      It should be also noted that Hersh has based this article into single anonymous source, like many times before. He has also spread downright conspiratorial claims before: https://www.vox.com/2015/12/21/10634002/seymour-hersh-syria-joint-chiefs

      Winning Pulitzer in the 60s-70s doesn’t mean that the guy doesn’t weer into the deep end of conspiracy theories. Hersh also has also written favourably about Putin and Assad. According to him, Assad didn’t use chemical weapons, and Osama bin Laden wasn’t responsible for 9/11.