How Incredibly Sad U.S. News Media Has Become – w/ Seymour Hersh


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28 Apr 2023

During 50+ years as an investigative journalist and frequently award winning reporter Seymour Hersh says he has personally witnessed the steady decline of the US press. Now the collapse is nearly complete, he says, and papers like the New York Times and Washington Post are shells of their former selves that he wouldn’t even approach with a major scoop.

Guest host Aaron Maté and Kurt Metzger talk to Hersh about how reporters now often prioritize being on TV and podcasts than doing actual reporting.

Aaron Maté is a journalist with The Grayzone, where he hosts “Pushback.” He is also a contributor to Real Clear Investigations and the temporary co-host of “Useful Idiots.” In 2019, Maté won the Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media for Russiagate coverage in The Nation.

Seymour M. Hersh’s investigative journalism and publishing awards include one Pulitzer Prize, five George Polk Awards, two National Magazine Awards, and more than a dozen other prizes for investigative reporting. Hersh won a National Magazine Award for Public Interest for his 2003 articles “Lunch with the Chairman,” “Selective Intelligence,” and “The Stovepipe.” In 2004 he exposed the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in a series of pieces; in 2005, he again received a National Magazine Award for Public Interest, an Overseas Press Club award, the National Press Foundation’s Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism award, and his fifth George Polk Award, making him that award’s most honored laureate. He lives in Washington DC.

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