Michael Hirsh (journalist)

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Michael Hirsh is an American journalist, and the former national editor for Politico. He resigned from Politico on November 22, 2016 after publishing the home addresses of white nationalist[1] Richard B. Spencer on Facebook.[1] Hirsh called Spencer a Nazi after Spencer declared "Hail Trump!" and "Hail our people!" at a conference in Washington, D.C., declarations in response to which audience members performed Nazi salutes.[2]

Hirsh is also the former foreign editor and chief diplomatic correspondent for Newsweek, as well as a former member of JournoList. He is a lecturer and has appeared numerous times as a commentator on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and is a frequent guest of The Young Turks, a streaming internet political talk show. In addition to Newsweek, he has also written for Foreign Affairs, Harper's, and Washington Monthly. Hirsh was co-winner of the Overseas Press Club award for best magazine reporting from abroad in 2001 for "prescience in identifying the al Qaeda threat half a year before the September 11 attacks" and for Newsweek's coverage of the war on terror, which also won a National Magazine Award. He lives in Northwest, Washington, D.C..


  • Capital Offense (2010) [3][4]
  • At War with Ourselves (2004)


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