Friday 23 October 2020
Failed opening... BBC Arabic RSS feed channel
WayBackMachine takes you to the internet history
Here you can acces to MiddleEast Transparent website History

Old site is Arabic Windows Coding

Why the Seymour Hersh story was declined by The New Yorker

Saturday 16 May 2015

A knowledgeable source and writer of this website, who declined to be named, gave Middle East Transparent the following explanation for The New Yorker’s failure (rather, unwillingness) to publish Seymour Hersh’s story on the killing of Bin Laden:

One of the reasons I think the New Yorker did not publish the article on the killing of Osama bin Laden was that it just came not through the fact checking department.

The New Yorker has a very rigid fact checking department.

Once I had to deal with the fact-checking department of The New Yorker. My organization had given a writer some information and documents and, as research director, they came to me to help them in fact-checking that information. That was rigourous and meticulous. I think the Seymour Hersh article which seems to be build on two sources did not make it through due to a lack of substantiated information.

It just did not make the standard for publishing.

The following two articles on The New Yorker’s fact-checking department should make things clear for readers:

Checkpoints Fact-checkers do it a tick at a time. By John McPhee

The Art of Fact-Checking By Hannah Goldfield

Also, read:

The New Yorker passed on Seymour Hersh’s Bin Laden story

print article without comments
Print article
print article with comments
Print article with comments
Send to a friend
envoi par email Ranking in Google PageRank Checker

Not yet registered ?

Be actor of this website. When registered and logged in you can write and publish directly your articles at this website very easily

Subscribe to our Newsletter and stay tuned of latest news


©Middle East transparent© This site is developed by Middle East Transparent team - 2007-2009.  This site is best seen at resolution 1024x768 and over  ©Middle East transparent©

1 visitors now