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On Syria

I was skeptical of the original reports of a Syrian chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in April last year, and in June I read a reasonably persuasive article (published in  401 more words

Seymour Hersh, My Lai & the Decline in Real Journalism...

With the fiftieth anniversary of the My Lai massacre, it freshly occured to me that the harrowing subject of My Lai actually also sheds some light on the reality of the decline in real journalism in the modern age. 2,400 more words

The Massacre at Mỹ Lai

50 years ago, on the 16th March 1968,  100 American GIs of the 23rd Infantry Division slaughtered 500 men, women and children in the village of Son My, South Vietnam. 735 more words


The Massacre at My Lai, South Vietnam

Friday, March 16, was the 50th anniversary of the My Lai massacre. It was the worst atrocity committed by U.S. soldiers in Vietnam (there were others). 209 more words


A forgotten hero stopped the My Lai massacre 50 years ago today

From the Los Angeles Times by Jon Weiner:

Everybody’s heard of the My Lai massacre — March 16, 1968, 50 years ago today — but not many know about the man who stopped it: Hugh Thompson, an Army helicopter pilot. 176 more words


Trial Before The Probe

In this age of information when copious media outlets vie for people’s attention, ethical journalism has become the victim of sensation.

The coverage of BS211 crash by some media outlets is an utter display of that. 792 more words


‘Our Boys’: 50 Years After the My Lai Massacre, by Christian Appy

Eventually there was too much evidence for people to pretend that My Lai was anything but a slaughter of innocents. So those inclined to pretend just tried to forget. 426 more words