Publishing Hersh's claims

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The BBC highlights outlandish allegations, based on anonymous sources, from Seymour Hersh, a man who has been roundly criticized for inaccuracy. Hirsch  just wants to re—live My Lai. 

Israel and the United States were in close contact about Israel's war on Hezbollah long before it began, a US investigative journalist has claimed.

"Israel had devised a plan for attacking Hezbollah, and shared it with Bush administration officials, well before" 12 July, Seymour Hersh wrote.

The article in the New Yorker magazine relies on many anonymous sources and includes denials from US officials.

Why would the BBC highlight such poorly—sourced material? Is it coincidental that the charges aim to discredit the US?

Ed Lasky   8 16 06

The BBC highlights outlandish allegations, based on anonymous sources, from Seymour Hersh, a man who has been roundly criticized for inaccuracy. Hirsch  just wants to re—live My Lai. 

Israel and the United States were in close contact about Israel's war on Hezbollah long before it began, a US investigative journalist has claimed.

"Israel had devised a plan for attacking Hezbollah, and shared it with Bush administration officials, well before" 12 July, Seymour Hersh wrote.

The article in the New Yorker magazine relies on many anonymous sources and includes denials from US officials.

Why would the BBC highlight such poorly—sourced material? Is it coincidental that the charges aim to discredit the US?

Ed Lasky   8 16 06