Saturday, January 22, 2005

John Hess (1919-2005)

Yesterday morning the great WBAI news commentator John Hess departed from this world. John Hess will always be remembered for his ascerbic wit and uncanny ability to tell it like it is. WBAI listeners over the years anticipated the commentaries from John Hess and Prisoner X which usually came at the end of the evening news. John Hess was the Paris correspondent for the New York Times, a paper he criticized more for what it did not print than for what it printed. He played a crucial role in exposing the My Lai massacre as well as the nursing home scandal. He was also a Pulitzer Prize nominee. John Hess will be missed.

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