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It's not called the Abilene "Distorter" News and the Abilene "Repeater" News for nothing. The reporting inaccuracies are infamous, and constant fodder for jokes. If you want to read "today's" non-local news a day early, pick up today's Ft Worth Star Telegram or Dallas Morning News - you'll read tomorrow's story in these papers today that you'll see in the Abilene newspaper tomorrow.
The app will give me what looks like a virus type of pop-up when I am trying to view the obituaries. It wouldn't surprise me that the website that it redirects to had something to do with it but it works one the website just fine. Tried the app on three phones! Probably an address redirect...
I'm a retired US Army Human Intelligence collector. The name Seymour Hersh had always brought the ire of my supervisors because of his exposing military corruption. I knew some of the interrogators at Abu Ghraib during that scandal and I did read his book "Chain of Command" that came out in 2004. This memoir helps me better understand Hersh's thirst for honest and ethical standards in our government and military and his persistence in getting the story right. He had good mentors.Hersh tells his story chronologically, from his early days in Chicago working in his parent's dry cleaning business located in a black part of town. Living there taught him about racism; as a police reporter, he learned early that reporting on black crime victims was not as scandalous as reporting on white crime victims. Other early jobs include a stint with United Press International, The Associated Press Chicago, The New York Times, The New Yorker. He also wrote books requiring much research and subject interviews and he learned that he could get people to talk once they knew that Hersh had done his homework and researched as much as he could on a subject. He has as many critics as he has is memoir is mostly about how he got his stories, and how he learned early on not to trust the US government and CIA because both entities lied or covered up their operations, be it conducting chemical and biological experiments in the desert, covering up the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, attempting to raise a sunken Soviet submarine, plotting the assassination of a Chilean leader, conducting domestic spying on anti-war activists, allowing Pakistan to obtain nuclear parts, and other dubious actions. Hersh claims he was able to get enough high-level sources to talk because there were enough people in the government and military who were bothered by what they witnessed or were a part of.Hersh drops a lot of names in this book, and also hands out praise as well. Many of the people he criticises have since passed on, but he admits he has some adversaries such as former Vice President @#$% Cheney. He is honest with his strained working relationship with New York Times executive editor Abe Rosenthal. Hersh and Rosenthal both are temperamental, hard-driving reporters at heart who by nature are loners. His relationship with The New Yorker editor David Remnick is more cordial. Other former reporters he praises include David Halberstram, Bob Woodward, Jeff Gerth, Gloria ing this memoir is like reading a summary of US History since the early part of the Vietnam War. There are revelations I never knew, like the three times President Nixon hit his wife Pat hard enough she had to go to the hospital. He spends a lot of pages on the Vietnam War, Nixon and Kissinger and dilutes the chapters as he nears his conclusion with the War on is is a memoir about Hersh's career. He writes very little about his wife Elizabeth Sarah Klein or his son Matthew (born 1967) and daughter. He doesn't even mention his wife by name until around 100 pages toward the end, and only once. He never mentions his daughter's name. This book is dedicated to "Elizabeth" but doesn't admit that that is his wife. I know reporters tend to be secretive, but adding how his family was affected by his many assignments and travels would have given Hersh a more compassionate is is a very thorough, detailed book of a fascinating career. You may not like the man's political leaning, but you have to admire his ethical reporting standards. Readers of American history will appreciate this book.
Reporter: A Memoir, by Seymour M. Hersh, Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author and preeminent investigative journalist of our time. He has here produced a revealing memoir of a decades-long career giving us some of the most groundbreaking stories of the last half-century, from Washington to Vietnam to the Middle East.Hersh's fearless reporting has earned him fame, front-page bylines in virtually every major newspaper in the free world, honors galore, and no small amount of controversy. Now in this memoir he describes what drove him and how he worked as an independent outsider, even at the nation's most prestigious publications. He tells the stories behind the stories--riveting in their own right--as he chases leads, cultivates sources, and grapples with the weight of what he uncovers, challenging official narratives—sometimes outright lies -- handed down from the powers that be. In telling these stories, Hersh divulges previously unreported information about some of his biggest scoops, including the My Lai massacre and the horrors at Abu Ghraib. There are also illuminating recollections of some of the giants of American journalism: Ben Bradlee, A. M. Rosenthal, David Remnick. And politics: President Nixon—actually every American president from a bit of Eisenhower to the Bushes, Obama among them. And Henry Kissinger. This memoir was published with the consent of his publisher Knopf in place of the book on @#$% Cheney that Hersh was expecting to do, which proved difficult to do right now. Much of it is resonant to today’s readers, proving the power of the printed word at a time when good independent journalism is under fire as never before.Hersh, a native of Chicago, has been a staff writer for The New Yorker and The New York Times. He established himself at the forefront of investigative journalism in 1970 when he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his exposé of the massacre in My Lai, Vietnam. Since then he has received the George Polk Award five times, the National Magazine Award for Public Interest twice, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the George Orwell Award, and dozens of other awards. Among other titles, he has recently published The Killing of Osama bin Laden, Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib and The Dark Side of Camelot. Mind you, this is really a memoir, not an autobiography; we aren’t told the name of the author’s wife, let alone the number and names of his children. The presentation of his most thrilling material is also kind of lackadaisical: he just goes and then I wrote, and then I wrote, with no particular emphasis on his most important publications. His writing is heavy on other kinds of detail, making it slow, hard quote the writer’s quote from Christopher Lehmann-Haupt (whom the writer tells us he doesn’t know) for the daily New York Times, in reviewing The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House, who first discusses the book’s ‘exhaustive detail, its seeming is is a book that doesn’t just gossip and tattle, but reconstructs four years of American foreign policy in far greater detail than Mr. Nixon did…’ ‘This is a book that through its factual density avoids the typically hectoring tone of the investigative reporter or the ideologue with an ax to grind. Indeed, Mr. Hersh manages to sound like a historian, a morally objective one at that….’“Lehman-Haupt went on to explain the ultimate difficulty with the book. It was a hard read, he said, in essence. ‘ So densely detailed that it must test the tolerance of anyone who has grown even slightly wearing of reading about the Nixon Administration.’” So, the book deserves 5 stars, and I will give them to it. But bear in mind, the level of detail, the density, make it slow, hard reading. Only for recent American history buffs, information junkies.
It takes a certain level of accomplishment, professional and moral, to resist the onslaught by the marketeers who feel the need for the loud and shiny, fearful that all product is as shoddy as they themselves and the schlock they hawk. Seymour Hersh has that level. He has the grounding or humility (in the ancient sense of the word) to name his book with only one word: Hersh writes in a low, determined voice that informs without screaming, explains without sloganeering, describing without distorting and suggests without threatening. But he always holds my interest, even in the complex and the detailed reporting of events that sometimes has a long arc. Neither is he pedantic, wooden or stuffy. He is a fine stylist, given to poking fun, especially at himself.His somewhat unpleasant youth he tells with a clarity and a sweetness that softens the harsh events. Then he gets down to the work of this memoir of his life as a reporter. His history is not merely personal; it lets us understand how the world of journalism was that produced so many top flight reporters out for the public interest by way of conviction and ese chapters are no simperingly sentimental confabulations of a Golden Age that never was. He may be forgiven for describing the University of Chicago as exciting and fun (the last crop I saw called it “where fun goes to die”). Rather he relates the world of print journalism from the ground up — naturally starting with that Fort Leonard Wood of the press, the copy boy at City News in Chicago. He says “…I was smitten…The cops were on the take, and the mob ran the city.”He actually did bootcamp at that fort, but escaped to the First Army Division HQ on account of his time at City News for the remainder of that year. At United Press International, his first important work was done on the Oglala Sioux in South Dakota, of no use when he returned to Chicago in those heady days of four big daily papers.His first DC job was the rewrite desk. Hersh explains why it was an important, formative step in his journey. I thought it was like an editing job. No, Hersh elucidates, it was taking a raw story and getting the chance to dig more overnight before the morning deadline for afternoon publication. Is the thoughtlessly rapid news cycle of today, powering the chattering heads on cable news with the information equivalent of high fructose corn syrup, of any value? Or does it just do violence to careful reporting…There is no need to get into the meat of his memoir. It starts with Vietnam (especially Calley), and the ’68 campaign. Then the years at The New Yorker on the way to The New York Times where he started covering the Paris Peace Talks. Another highlight of this era is his treatment of Kissinger, both unexpected and unusually calm. But the culmination of wis work here is on the wonder Cheney wanted so desperately to imprison Hersh and to steal his evidence. One wonders how that would have turned out today instead of the way it did in the ‘70s, when presidential paranoia was a head cold compared with though Hersh barrels alone today, he prudently ends this memoir with 9/11 and the wars that followed. The last year he mentions is 2009, the coming of Obama. If you like print journalism, especially investigative reporting over cud-chewing punditry, and mere side-taking talking points, do not miss this book.
Seymour Hersh is one of the towering figures of investigative reporting in the last fifty years. What we have here is a fascinating description of his remarkable career, starting on the police blotter beat (like my father, who was also a reporter) all the way up to the present day. He describes not only the monumental stories he covered that will make the history books (My Lai, Abu Ghraib, CIA malfeasance, JFK's shenanigans, etc.) but much of the day-to-day reporting that he's spent his life me of the book gives us more "now-it-can-be-told" details of his major stories: many of the principals are now dead or are willing to talk on the record, and doents that were once classified are now open. Other parts of the book describe interesting and quirky characters that he's encountered in the course of his career, both as colleagues and subjects of investigation. It was especially interesting to read about his rather ly relationship with Abe Rosenthal of the New York Times. Hersh has a knack for vivid description; some of the chapters really do read like a novel, such as the account of how he tracked down Lieutenant me might describe this, like most autobiographies, as a bit self-serving: he enjoys pointing out situations where he was right and others wrong. But he doesn't shrink from talking about times when he was wrong, such as the way he was fooled (for a while!) about the forged Cusack doents. One of the most delightful parts of the book is when declassified memos and transcripts turn out to have discussed Hersh ("that SOB") at the time. One of the ways that public figures get reporters to cozy up to them is by giving them lots of access; this was one reason why Kissinger got away with his astounding mendacity for so long. While not totally immune, Hersh clearly was able to pursue his subjects tenaciously without being seduced by them, unlike many Hersh's other books, this was both entertaining and enlightening. A page-turner.
I’ve always been interested in Seymour Hersh since his stunning uncovering of the My Lai massacre. I think it was a turning point in investigative journalism. Laying bare the misdeeds of our soldiers and government was startling and earth shattering to me. I am younger than he is, but I remember that initial blow. I had an affinity for Mr. Hersh, probably because he comes from my hometown of Chicago.I can relate to some of the places he mentions and the hard times he encountered when he chose his profession. The Jewish city boy exposed himself to rural areas and reported on difficult issues. He had a tough childhood; his parents were poor, raising two sets of twins. His father died young; he painted his parents as quiet and long-suffering.If a reader wanted to be an investigative reporter, this could be a textbook. His sources, however, are well hidden in this book, which made me grapple with the authenticity of some of his revelations. Questioning Obama’s veracity concerning The Death of Osama bin Laden is hard for me to accept. He does not believe it was an all American mission. Even The New Yorker declined to [email protected]#$%!.However, his 2004 piece on Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison, replete with photos, was traumatizing. One could add the appalling mayhem of the Nixon White House amongst other scandalizing exposes.I cannot say I don’t have reverence for Mr. Hersh. He ofoten reported on people who did the right thing but happened to be in the wrong review is based on the pre-published book; I did not have the benefit of any photos (the published copy will have 16 pages) or an Index. I believe Mr. Hersh gave an honest account, I don’t know how he remembered so many facts and nuances. I admire his tenacity and despite the fact that I question his quest for conspiracies, he is a class act.
Seymour Hersh probably first entered America's consciousness with his strong, pull-no-punches reporting about Viet Nam when the popular press was still treating it with, if not kid gloves, at least a (way too) gentle touch.If you do the math, that's a long time between then and now, to maintain a level of, not only truth-to-power talking, but heart-stoppingly good writing as at being the case, one would assume he would treat his own story in much the same way: One would be y memoirs are entertaining, informative, brutally honest, or, simply "there".This one is all of the above.. only there is here and we're lucky to be its recipient
Amy. If I run now I'm finished. Gunfight in Abilene is directed by William Hale and adapted to screenplay by John Black and Bernie Giler from the story "Gun Shy" written by Clarence Upson Young. It stars Bobby Darin, Emily Banks, Leslie Nielsen and Don Galloway. Music is by Darin, with Joseph Gershenson overseeing things, and cinematography is by Maury Gertsman. Out of Universal Pictures it's a Technicolor/Techniscope production. Young's story had already made it to the big screen in 1956 as Showdown at Abilene, where Giler also adapted the screenplay and Howard Christie again produced. That Jock Mahoney starrer is a decent Oater, a safe story of formula with a solid lead performance, but certainly nothing to get excited about. But by comparison to the 1967 remake it's a masterpiece! Plot sees Darin's Confederate soldier accidentally kill a pal during the war and swears off guns forever. Upon the war's end he returns to Abilene, gets coerced into becoming the peaceable sheriff and has to clean up the town without using guns. Not easy since there is a war raging between the cattlemen and the farmers and he is pitched into the middle of it. Will he take up arms again? Will he find contented love in the arms of Amy Martin? (Banks) Will the accidental killing of his pal in the war surface in Abilene? Will you even care some hour and a half later? Answers on a postcard please. What few reviews of the film on line there is, sees it having a mixed reputation. The positive ones, you feel, have to come from Darin's adoring fans. But hey! I'm a fan of his music too, but watching him in this I kept thinking it would be so much better to hear him suddenly sing Mack the Knife instead. Same thing with Leslie Nielsen, who whilst desperately trying to make a go of playing a villain, just has one thinking of certain comedies down the line! Banks is pretty but pretty dull as an actress, the Technicolor is sub-standard (the Techniscope format exasperating this fact), and outdoor scenery is minimal since picture is 99% shot on the Universal sound stage. There's a good fist fight in the mix and the final show down is well staged and shot in off kilter angles. But this is poor and only really for Darin purists and very undemanding Western fans. Perhaps the last word should rest with Darin himself, who with a smirk on his face once quipped that the film was better titled as Gunfight at @#$% Creek! 4/10
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this the worst app I ever seen in my life you have nothing regarding final act like he never has a burglary and I resented crying it's like a Shangri-La but when you get sued for putting off false information and I move my family up to fond du lac and I find all this crime I was going to pay for it with a big lawsuit Free people covering up making the city look like a shame rely
I get the paper version delivered so this app didn't cost me anything extra but as to the quality of the app itself, time will tell and I will alter my review when I get the chance to play with it more but for now....3 stars. I think the app should be free and NOT a trial period but that is my opinion.
Htr in paper form sucks d. The app is far worse. I only can read a few poorly written articles a month for free. It would be cheaper to get the actaul paper delivered to my house and get more use of it other than uninformative entertainment; I.E. cleaning windows, lighting fires, [email protected]#$%, bird cages, basic hoarding. You get the picture.....
needs serious polishing. i cant get past the intial info page to submit a report. the next button is way to low on the screen buried under my phones control buttons. the popup menu is all jumbled together in one mass. If this is all we have to use this year for fall coyotes, then you better get the app polished. using an android phone.
it could have a little clearer interface and menus, but this is a great concept that will only get better for preventing pollution the more people that use it. Give it a try! When in doubt, upload a picture of potential pollution and let a professional give it a look.