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By Ben Steelman

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) — The New York Times (or at least one of its blogs) says that a new book co-authored by a StarNews staffer “promises to be one of the biggest books of the year, with the potential to affect the presidential campaign in the final weeks before the election.”

The book is “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden,” to be published Sept. 11 by Dutton. The co-author is StarNews local news editor Kevin Maurer, who before joining the newspaper was embedded six times with US Army Special Forces in Afghanistan.

Maurer isn’t the firsthand source; that’s a former team leader with US Navy Seal Team Six, who served in the operation that resulted in the death of the al-Qaida leader on May 2, 2011, in Abbottabad, Pakistan. According to the publisher, he was present at bin Laden’s death.

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  • Guest81XX

    Guest81 you do know that Star News isnt connected to the New York Times?

  • Berger detector

    Well well, I was waiting for you to bash Mr. Maurer; Brian do you think we can’t recognize your writing style. You’re sad Mr. Beger please go away.

  • John Osmar

    Now write a book about how Obama has hidden from his responsibility to face up to Iran, is hiding from Putin until after the election, and gave automatic weapons to the drug cartels in Mexico. I guess there just aren’t enough Seal Teams to go around.

  • Guest81

    Birds pof a feather, lie together. In the media, journalists like KEvin Maurer are more fiction writers than investigative journalists, and with the demise of investigative journalism and ethical sourcing in the mainstream press, drama queens like Maurer (once confined to Supermarket Tabloids and Hollywood blogs) are rewarded for “telling the story” their bosses want to embed in the popular culture and influence popular thought by creating stories with little connection to the real events and story (the ideologues who bend the truth and tell the story they think will sell rather than the facts for readers to ponder…a practice of reader manipulation largely developed by the left-leaning New York Times and its even more disingenuous baby, the Wilmington Star News. These papers have agendas from middle east policy to local support of baseball stadiums, taxes and corruption…

    …Maurer is an asute reporter who will twist, omit and select every aspect of his “story” to mislead readers, rather than providing verifiable facts and letting readers draw their own conclusions. Whether motivated by profit, egotistical feelings of self-importance, or to make everyone share his views, Maurer is just like the New York Times and Wilmington Star-News who profit financially and ideologically from using and profiting from promoting the “new breed” of reporter that has little in common with the great journalists of previous generations.


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