Pulitzer Prize winning writer Seymour Hersh lashed out at the U.S. media in an interview with The Guardian, calling them “pathetic” and accusing them of not standing up to Obama.
It’s pathetic, they are more than obsequious, they are afraid to pick on this guy [Obama].
Hersh also told The Guardian that NBC and ABC should close down their news bureaus, and that “90% of editors in publishing” should be fired so they can get back to the fundamental job of journalists, which is to be an outsider.
He also took a shot at The New York Times, which he said spends “so much more time carrying water for Obama than I ever thought they would.”
If Hersh is only realizing this now, he’s a few years late. But as a left-wing writer who worked for the Times as a young reporter, it’s still noteworthy to see him criticize his former employer as being too favorable towards Obama.