Friday, May 8, 2009

That Damned Liberal Media

The New York Times, also known as "the paper of record," had decided in one case that waterboarding is to be described as "brutal" but not "torture" but in another case being kept in a room by yourself with a loud whistling noise playing constantly is "torture." They even discussed the tough choices journalists face when trying to describe these "enhanced interrogation techniques." Glenn Greenwald of Salon and Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic believe they're being a little disingenuous when they use the word torture in an obituary of an American soldider but debate the use when it's Americans doing the "torture." I happen to agree.

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