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."

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