This title used for Mr Hersh reminds me, somewhat appropriately, an old Soviet/Jewish joke: A local Communist party secretary asks Rabinovitch why the latter missed the last party meeting. "Why, if I had known it's the last one I'd have brought my whole family!" declares Rabinovitch.
So with Seymour Hersh: I sincerely hope he is the last of the kind. James Kirchick in his article The Deceits of Seymour Hersh helps to explain why.
“If the standard for being fired was being wrong on a story, I would have been fired long ago,” Hersh told the Progressive in 1998. That Hersh has continued to rise, rather than suffer professional admonishment for his perennial falsehoods, is a testament to the ideological usefulness of his deceits to the people who publish him and the people who praise him. The disgrace is one in which Hersh’s editors and legions of readers are also complicit, and will continue to be for as long as “the last great American reporter” goes on telling them the lies they want to hear.More where this comes from.