Writing on his Substack page, Nord Stream reporter Seymour Hersh condemned The New York Times And The Washington Post As for refusing to “run a word” about the pipeline story: “Calls for a full investigation have been ignored by the US media”, Hersh lamented.
The New York Times published everything I wrote—if not all—on the front page when I was an investigative reporter at the paper from 1972 to 1979. The Washington Post followed my career as a loyalist and ran a lengthy magazine profile. I was more than two decades ago. Neither paper has uttered a word at this point about the pipeline story, not even quoting the White House’s denial of my report. Similarly, public calls by Russian and Chinese officials for a full investigation into the pipeline saga have been ignored by the US media. (I couldn’t resist noticing that a Times reporter called me the day the pipeline story came out. I told him I wasn’t doing an interview. He asked if I would ask a question. I agreed. He asked if I had How many publications? Pipeline offered the story before Substack arrived. Such silliness is a sign that the mainstream American press is now more interested in media gossip about national security or war and peace.)
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talking Berliner Zeitung“The president of the United States would rather see Germany freeze,” Hersh said [see] Germany will probably stop supporting Ukraine.” (English version on Jacobin Magazine.)
talking Democracy now!Hersh said the US decision to bomb the pipelines was meant to lock allies into support for Ukraine at a time when some were shaky: “The fear was that Europe would walk away from the war.”
“I’m embarrassed to say this after all these wonderful years New York Times, I did not even think of taking such a story The New York Times. They’ve decided that the war in Ukraine is going to be won by Ukraine, and that’s what his readers will get, and so be it. This is their calling. So, I just did my reporting,” Hersh told Amy Goodman Democracy now!
“I’m also interested in the lack of press attention and the lack of congressional attention since the sabotage happened,” Goodman said. “The media doesn’t seem at all interested in finding out what happened here, like you have, or, in Congress, there’s no one in Congress who’s raising the question.”
“There’s no question the media has been polarized since Trump came in,” Hersh said. “We’re on two sides now — you know, right, left, Democrat, Republican, however you describe it. If you watch Fox News, you won’t MSNBCetc., etc. and if you read The New York TimesYou’re not going to get what the right winger — you know, the conservatives are after The New York Times And The Washington Post For those, quote-unquote, “liberal” opinions. So, we have a polarization going on.”
“At this time, we’ve got a president, a democratic president, who has done some good things domestically, but I can tell you that I don’t understand the full commitment to Ukraine,” Hersh said. “The stories I got about the war, especially starting in the fall — and that’s what got interesting — were pretty horrible. The Russians, I don’t think — I think the end is just a question of time. Right now it’s a question of Zelensky killing his own people. wants to do. It’s going to end.”
Speaking to Alexander Zevin of New Left Review, Hersch said that “I don’t know if he (Joe Biden) wants to go to war with Russia. I don’t know if he wants to go to war with China. I don’t know what he wants. But it’s Scary as hell, because maybe he Don’t even know.”
“It would be an interesting contrast if these American officials had slightly higher IQs,” Hersh said. “But you know, Nuland is not a rocket scientist. He tends to blur things out — like in a Senate hearing a few weeks ago, where he remarked to everyone’s favorite senator from Texas that the administration was satisfied that Nord Stream 2 was now ‘a piece of metal on the sea floor’, and Biden certainly does. On February 7, 2022, he met with Olaf Scholz at the White House and later in a press conference he said ‘If Russia attacks. . . Nord Stream 2 is no more. We will put an end to this.’ If I were in the German Bundestag, I would like to hold a public hearing and ask the Scholz government what they knew about the American plan, these comments were made in January and February.”
“At some point, for economic reasons, Scholz might well have said: I’m out of the game – Ukraine may have a few more German tanks, but I’m turning on the gas because I have to keep my people warm. and continue to do business,” Hersh noted. “But by ending Nord Stream, Biden took that option off the table. And at that point, if you’re a rational person working within the United States, you say to yourself, this guy made a choice that’s going to really hurt him in the long run. Such a move would make it impossible for America to maintain its influence in Western Europe. Because with electricity prices skyrocketing, and little being done to address the decline in living standards, you see the far-right growing in popularity in various countries.”
The US is “still sending liquefied natural gas to its European allies, but charging three to four times more for it”, Hersh commented. “So the president basically has a toss up between, you know, severing the Germany-Russia connection and losing political support for America and some of the states that we value most. This would give any rational person in the intelligence community pause for thought. But, clearly, the story shows that there were many people in the world who believed that developing the ability to destroy pipelines would be effective in sending a message to Putin.”