In 2007, when he exposed the then Bush-administration’s plans to use the Muslim Brotherhood and militant groups linked to Al Qaeda to overthrow the government of Syria – the result of which is unfolding today – the New Yorker gladly welcomed his work as a message they perceived would resonate well with liberal audiences.
But then in 2013, when Hersh brought forward information contradicting the West’s official narrative regarding a chemical attack on the outskirts of Damascus, the New Yorker decided not to publish it. His report, “Whose Sarin?” instead found itself published in the London Review of Books.
The story of Hersh bringing this information forward to the public and how the Western media attempted to first discourage it, then bury it, before attempting to discredit both the report and Hersh himself is a microcosm of the dying Western media.
Anyone running around screaming about Assad and his "butchery" needs to stop and use their brain before swallowing what the "free mainstream media" is dishing out. You will note how NATO's imperial adventures are always paved with large quantities MSM propaganda and spin. If you care about democracy, then you should care about the true state of the information space that generates public opinion and lubricates government policy. We are now back in the 1930s with cheesy, ham-fisted authoritarian "freedom".