June 28, 2009

Helgerson's CIA torture report release delayed

"Release of 'Holy Grail' Torture Document to Be Delayed," by Jason Linkins, Huffington Post, June 26, 2009.

NPR's "Torturous Wording"

On the Media, June 26, 2009:
Last week, NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard caused a minor uproar after responding to angry emails from listeners over NPR's use of the phrase "enhanced interrogation techniques" to describe treatment of terrorism suspects under the Bush Administration. Shepard talks about NPR's policy and her own opinion on the use of the word "torture."

"Preventive/prolonged detention"?

"Obama contemplates Executive Order for detention without charges" - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com, June 27, 2009.

The Daily Show: "Cheney Predacted"

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June 23, 2009

NPR and "torture"

"NPR's ombudsman: Why we bar the word 'torture'" - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com, June 22, 2009.

Anyone who believes that NPR is a "liberal" media outlet -- and anyone who wants to understand the decay of American journalism -- should read this [June 21] column by NPR's Ombudsman, Alicia C. Shepard, as she explains and justifies why NPR bars the use of the word "torture" to describe what the Bush administration did. . . .

Alicia Shepard's response to the many negative comments her column received, posted June 30, 2009.