The New Yorker Passed On Seymour Hersh's Bin Laden Story

Seymour Hersh's alternative history about the killing of Osama bin Laden was offered to and declined by The New Yorker, where Hersh is a regular contributor, the On Media blog has confirmed. Hersh's 10,000-word article , which was published Sunday, alleges that Pakistani intelligence services captured bin Laden in 2006 and sold him to the U.S. in 2010 for military aid. The article immediately drew criticism from U.S. officials and journalists.