Wednesday, April 2, 2014

If A Republican Senator Can Call It Torture ...

In Announcing Support for Declassifying Report, Susan Collins Uses Word "Torture"
When will the New York Times and the Washington Post stop their evasive, cowardly and ultimately dishonest treatment of the Bush administrations institutionalization of illegal torture?

They have been able to get away with it for so long because of the depraved cowardice of the American news media.
"Two of the last weathervanes of right-centrism have deemed it acceptable to use the word "torture" to describe what the CIA did, a word most of the nation's press still refuses to use for fear it will affect their claim to objectivity. If Susan Collins can use the word torture, then can the other institutions that aspire to be such measures of centrism also do so?"
I don't know how these editors, publishers and producers sleep at night, knowing what they've enabled.

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