All the News That's Fit To Describe in Palatable Terms

by
Abby Zimet

Glenn Greenwald reports on a new study from Harvard finding that
America's four largest newspapers routinely and unequivocably described waterboarding
as "torture" until the U.S. was found to be using it - at which point
they stopped. The study also found mainstream news sources commonly
calling waterboarding "torture," which it is, only when other people
were doing it.

"(The study) documents the exact process by which the political
class convinces itself and others that bad and illegal things are, by
definition, only what those Bad, Other Foreign Countries do, but never
ourselves."

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