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Whatever happened to Seymour Hersh?

The strange story of how a legendary investigative journalist came to echo Assad's propaganda

Seymour Hersh’s first big scoop—before the revelations about an American massacre in the Vietnamese village of My Lai started his great award-winning streak—was about the US government’s secret programme to develop chemical and biological weapons. Deducing that the people most likely to talk to him were retired, he read back issues of army newspapers, searching for short stories about retirement parties that…

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