Since the 60s, Seymour Hersh has been the bain of presidents from both parties. Seymour broke the My Lai story, was hired by the New York Times to cover Watergate and ended up breaking the invasion of Nixon invasion of Cambodia, and more recently, broke the story Abu Ghraib story. The Republican party once said he was, “the closest thing American journalism has to a terrorist”. So what does Mr Hersh think of number 44? He thinks he is a serial liar and the press are a quivering mass of sycophants.
Don’t even get him started on the New York Times which, he says, spends “so much more time carrying water for Obama than I ever thought they would” – or the death of Osama bin Laden. “Nothing’s been done about that story, it’s one big lie, not one word of it is true.”