Invcredible: a must read for all A journey through post WWII duplicity, deceit, lies and horrors by those in power carried out by those on the ground that Seymour Hersh traces back to the top by his heroic journey through investigative journalism trying to find a place in the conventional journalism system that accommodates him.Findings of fact to inform the public and colleagues has a tumultuous experience at every step as the truth meets opposing belief systems that are unrelenting.Everything about…
Been looking forward to this for a long time. I’ve not read the full thing yet, I only got the book at the start of this week, however so far I’m impressed.Sy Hersh has had a remarkable life, one of the last of those great investigative journalists, shining a light on many critical issues such as corrupt cops and USA abuse and coverups in Vietnam. He has suffered personal attacks in the media for his often critical views of those in positions of power. But one thing they could never attack is the high standard and credibility…
A memoir in which the protagonist himself remains elusive Perhaps it is in the nature of journalism that the journalist, him or herself, is never the story. Hersch was responsible for some first rate and courageous investigative journalism for the best part of four decades – but you learn very little from this Memoir that adds insight or value to the original reporting itself. I also find it disquieting to find that he is ‘grateful’ that the reporting of the My Lai massacre enabled him to buy a house and establish the foundation of personal financial…
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