"Both well-meaning and more illicit-minded intelligence professionals basically realize [exposures of the inner workings of power] can't go on," the publisher and journalist tells the "On Contact" host in a discussion about attacks on such organizations as WikiLeaks.
Her latest documentary looks at the pathology of greed and fame. “I thought the financial crash was going to teach us," she says. "And yet a lot of people went right back to living the same way as they had before.”
In a conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges wonders if the era of great journalism that Hersh embodies has passed.
The news website, which received 19 nominations from the Los Angeles Press Club, earns three first-place prizes, six second-place awards and one third-place finish.
Author and scholar Norman Finkelstein tells the Truthdig columnist that nonviolent mass resistance in Gaza "can't succeed without our support."
Though new CIA Director Gina Haspel just made it through the vetting process on Capitol Hill, Hedges and "On Contact" guest Kiriakou are not about to drop the subject of the agency's recent history of torture, in which Haspel allegedly played a role.
The Truthdig columnist and the two filmmakers discuss Israeli war crimes committed against the people of Gaza.