November 10, 1991 |
"And Samson said, ' Let me die with the Philistines. ' And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. " --Judges, 17:30 Late in 1958, during a Middle East crisis, an American U-2 reconnaissance plane snapped a series of fateful photographs over a quiet corner of the Negev desert in southern Israel.
October 5, 1989
Lawyers for both sides in a $100-million libel suit brought by a former prime minister of India against U.S. journalist Seymour Hersh rested their cases in the Chicago trial, with the jury expected to reach a verdict this week. Morarji Desai is suing Hersh over the claim in his 1983 book, "The Price of Power," that Desai was paid $20,000 a year by the CIA during the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration to reveal Indian government secrets.
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November 14, 1997
In the Nov. 9 edition of The Times, which featured a front-page article about Seymour Hersh's book on the late President John F. Kennedy, a book debunking the confident and capable image of Kennedy and attacking him for fatal character flaws, there is a Robert Scheer review of "Abuse of Power: The New Nixon Tapes." While Hersh relies on hearsay, conjecture and secondhand accounts that would never withstand evidentiary scrutiny in a court of law, the Nixon tapes are self-authenticating.
October 7, 1989 |
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh did not libel former Indian Prime Minister Morarji Desai in a book that called the Indian official a paid CIA informant, a federal jury found Friday. Desai, prime minister from 1977 to 1979, contended that Hersh libeled him in his 1983 book "The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House." Desai's lawyer, Cyriac D. Kappil, had asked the six-member jury to award $3.5 million to his client.
November 19, 2001 |
Seymour Hersh, an oft-maligned investigative journalist who is enjoying something of a wartime revival, is passionate about tennis. So ferocious is his interest in the sport that on many mornings, he takes to the streets of his Cleveland Park neighborhood with racket, ball and golden retriever. Sy serves. Leo returns. "He plays tennis like he does his reporting," observes journalist Daniel Schorr, a friend, neighbor and former tennis partner. "He plays hard, and he doesn't give up."
May 16, 2004 |
Both Sy Hersh and Bob Woodward made their first major national impact as scruffy outsiders -- Hersh in 1969, when he broke the story of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, Woodward in 1972, when he and Carl Bernstein broke the Watergate story. Hersh is still a scruffy outsider. Woodward is neither. But both are now back in the news -- and influencing the news -- in a big way.