Tuesday, April 16, 2013

From The Latest Report Saying The US Engaged In Torture

"News organizations have wrestled with whether to label the brutal methods unequivocally as torture in the face of some government officials’ claims that they were not."

They "wrestled with"?

Wrestled with what, I ask of you journalists and "news organizations" who have continued to take "some government officials" word that our government  never tortured anyone or who have continued to refer to torture by the government invented euphemism of "enhanced interrogation"? Wrestled with whether to go by the facts, or by what "government officials" say are the facts? Wrestled with whether or not to go out and dig up the facts or to do something better with your time?

Wrestled with whether you'd have access to those government officials any more, so that when the next big story broke you'd be able to call the government official and get inside information about it? Get information about it so the people could be informed, which is a lofty principal. Yea, be informed, of more bullshit, because you let government officials get away with it this time, and the last time, and the time before that and the time before that?

Or maybe you "wrestled" with whether to go outside the confines of what other establishment journalists were putting in their stories. Wrestled with whether your standing and your career were more important than the truth, with what it means for our country to be a country that tortures people it has in its custody, to be known around the world as a country that tortures people it has in its custody?

Or maybe you wrestled with your conscience.

Ha, that's a good one, isn't it, you pathetic, pretend journalists?

So wrestled with what then?

 

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