Scary, Scary Glenn

At the end of his post about Barack Obama’s post-acquittal detention plan, Glenn Greenwald gives us an update on NPR’s policy of using various euphemisms for the word “torture” in its coverage of the previous administration’s detention and interrogation policies:

Finally, I was on an NPR station yesterday in Seattle to discuss NPR’s ban on the use of the word “torture” to describe Bush administration interrogation tactics.  I originally understood that I would be on with NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard, but alas, it turns out that she agreed only to be on the show before me, so as not to engage or otherwise interact with me, so I was forced to listen to her for 15 minutes and wait until she hung up before being able to speak.  The segment can be heard here, beginning at the 14:00 mark (though the quality of the recording is poor in places).

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