Thursday, December 25, 2008

PINTER DEAD The New York Times says that Harold Pinter, the playwright behind THE CARETAKER, THE HOMECOMING and other seminal works is dead at 78.

Friday, December 05, 2008

PBS, CNN AND TORTURE From a footnote to Scott Horton's article "Justice After Bush" in the December issue of Harper's magazine:
I myself was warned twice by PBS producers, in advance of appearances on The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, that I could use the word "torture" in the abstract but that I was to refrain from applying it to the administration's policies.

And after an interview with CNN in which I spoke of the administration's torture policy, I was told by the producer, "That's okay for CNN International, but we can't use it on the domestic feed."

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

FEINSTEIN IS FOR TORTURE? It would appear so:
“I think that you have to use the noncoercive standard to the greatest extent possible.”

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