If any single journalist embodies the finest traditions of American reportage, it’s Seymour Hersh, the son of East European immigrants who rose to the heights of his calling and continues to break major stories at the age of 79.
His latest book, The Killing of Osama Bin Laden, exposes the lies of the Obama administration and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used to conceal the reality of the extrajudicial murder of Pakistani political prisoner Osama bin Laden.
In this wide-ranging interview by Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks, Hersch answers questions not only about the killing of America’s most wanted man, but also about the dark side of America’s war on Syria, the duplicity of American politicians, covert operations, and the nature of journalism itself.
It’s the finest interview of Hersch we’ve even seen, and it’s well worth your time.
Seymour Hersh Interview With The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur
Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks interviews the premier investigative journalist of his generation, Seymour Hersh. Seymour Hersh is the author of ten books, including his latest, titled “The Killing of Osama Bin Laden.” Read some of Seymour Hersh’s work http://www.newyorker.com/contributors…
In this TYT interview Seymour Hersh and Cenk Uygur cover a range of topics, including:
- Why did the Osama bin Laden operation go down the way it did? Why not take him alive? Should the perpetrators – from Seal Team 6 to Obama himself-be prosecuted for murder?
- The politics around the death of Osama bin Laden.
- Why were Osama bin Laden’s wives never questioned by US interrogators?
- Oil’s impact on foreign policy, in particular Turkey and ISIS.
- Conspiracy theories and the U.S. government spying on the public.
- How he became an investigative reporter and developed his style and approach.
- His thoughts on the state of investigative journalism today.
- What benefit does the US get from our alliance with Saudi Arabia? What about Israel?
- What do you think was Saudi Arabia’s involvement in planning and funding the 9/11 attacks?
- What is the US objective in Syria? Do we have any hope of accomplishing it?