On March 10, CGTN's commentary program, The Point with Liu Xin, aired an exclusive interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh, discussing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline explosion. During the interview, Hersh revealed in full detail how the U.S. President Joe Biden ordered the CIA to carry out the operation with the assistance of Norway.
Despite the gravity of Hersh's revelations, Western media initially ignored his new report. The irony is that it was not the case when Hersh did the coverage of the Iraq's prison abuses in 2004, and the Vietnam War crimes in the late 1960s, which won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1970.
However, following Hersh's appearance on The Point with Liu Xin, which has garnered about 70 thousand views only on Twitter, and sparked a flurry of comments, The Washington Post finally acknowledged the Pulitzer Prize winner's report, albeit briefly and with reference to the official White House version. Social attitudes may be shifting towards accepting the truth and recognizing Hersh's hard work, despite the threats, omissions, and attacks on him or his work from some Western mainstream media outlets.
On Twitter, where many middle-class audiences read only headlines, The Washington Post reporter Josh Rogin retweeted Liu Xin's interview with Hersh and titled it, "Seymour Hersh on Chinese state propaganda television," despite the interview having nothing to do with China.
One Twitter user commented, "When you can't win the argument, attack the messenger." Some Western mainstream media is increasingly using headlines to brainwash the lazy audience during a time of media wars, where perception holds more weight than reality. However, clever readers are becoming more skilled at independently navigating between these headlines. Many commentators expressed trust in independent journalists like Hersh, while others thanked the WP reporter for reposting the TV program and questioned whether the reporter had watched the interview before writing the title.
It is clear that Hersh's work remains highly respected by those who seek the truth. The world is beginning to recognize his contributions. The more we discover, the more we get closer to the truth. Hopefully one day we will see the new, challenging, and world-changing decisions be made based on what some of us real journalists have uncovered.
On February 8th, renowned American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh published a groundbreaking report online, revealing the individuals responsible for the explosion of the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline. According to a confidential source with knowledge of the operational planning, the blast was carried out as part of a covert operation ordered by the White House. Hersh's impeccable reputation and long history of investigative journalism give significant weight to these explosive revelations.