Earlier this week The D.C. Clothesline featured an article titled Pentagon Orders Purge of Osama Bin Laden’s Death Files from Data Bank by Professor Michel Chossudovsky of Global Research. Running articles like that elicit the typical and predictable responses. A lot of people question the Osama Bin Laden narrative for many reasons, but some just accuse us of tabloid news and brush off The D.C. Clothesline as a blog that some nutjob runs from his home. Those same people will throw “Snopes” articles at me on occasion, which I find ironic since Snopes is run by a couple from their home. What kind of logic is that?
I am not the only truth seeking blogger to share in the frustration of putting out important stories that are ignored. There is a continual frustration of digging up stories that need to be exposed by the mainstream media and we can’t even get the larger right-wing sources to pick up some of the very important stories. So when someone with a respected resume starts to talk about some of the same things we are, there is a natural feeling of vindication.
Seymour Hersh won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for exposing the My Lai Massacre. He is a 5-time winner of the prestigious Polk Award (1969, 1973, 1974, 1981, 2004). He also earned the George Orwell Award in 2004. In 2004 he exposed the mistreatment of prisoners of war by the U.S. Military at Abu Graib prison.
This man has credentials. Perhaps his biggest credential is his obvious willingness to go after democrats or republicans. He was once described by the Republican party as “the closest thing American journalism has to a terrorist.”
So if this 7-time winner of major awards in the field of journalism, who has shown no mercy to republicans in the past, shines light on the Bin Laden narrative, perhaps we should listen.