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April 08, 2007

Happy Birthday, Weirdo

Today is the 70th birthday of Great American Weirdo Seymour Hersh. From the Writer's Almanac:

When asked what the secret is to being an investigative reporter, Seymour Hersh said, "I don't make deals, I don't party and drink with sources, and I don't play a game of leaks. I read, I listen, I squirrel information. It's fun."

(Thanks to my mother for pointing this out.)

Posted at April 8, 2007 11:21 AM | TrackBack

Bravo to Hersh, easily the greatest investigative reporter of our time. I know from personal experience the care and lengths he goes to in vetting sources and information. If Seymour commits to putting it in print, you can go to the bank with it.

Posted by: Sam Thornton at April 9, 2007 12:27 PM

Squirrels?? He IS teh gay!

Posted by: retank at April 9, 2007 11:51 PM