From the NYT article "The Breaking Point" by Peter Maas, something I did not know as told by Matthew Simmons:
He certainly has not lost sight of the rule that people who shout ''the end is nigh'' do not tend to be favorably reviewed by historians, let alone by their peers. He notes in his book that way back in 1979, The New York Times published an investigative story by Seymour Hersh under the headline ''Saudi Oil Capacity Questioned.''So this means that Hersh uncovered My Lai and Abu Ghraib, with an aprocyphal latent discovery sandwiched in between. In the greater scheme of things, Hersh getting it wrong by a quarter of century makes little difference considering it took millions of years to populate Ghawar.