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Seymour Hersh, the legendary investigative reporter who won the 1970 Pulitzer for exposing the My Lai massacre, won the public-interest prize for three articles on the Bush administration’s Iraq policy. Hersh did not attend the awards, held at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, because he was busy working. Reached at his Washington office, he was also too busy for chitchat, even congratulatory chitchat.

“Yeah, I just heard… That’s good. But I can’t talk. I’m actually on deadline… What can I say? I’m glad blah blah blah, garbage, garbage, blah blah. But I’m working.”

(WaPo: “Esquire the Alpha Male of Magazines” by Peter Carlson [May 6, 2004] via RandomWalks)