Private: The reporter

In a profile of Seymour Hersh, Scott Sherman analyzes Hersh’s recent articles for The New Yorker:

The rage and sarcasm are generally absent from the pieces; the tone of the writing is chillier and more detached; the articles are filled with consequential facts, but Hersh’s fierce analytical powers are not always brought to bear on those facts. It’s almost as if Tina Brown sent Hersh into battle with a bazooka, while Remnick armed him with a high-powered rifle.

Still, if there is a smoking gun in the Bush White House, Sherman says, Hersh is the journalist most likely to find it. (Via Romanesko.)