Getting Down to Basic Truths

Gawker, that rock-solid investigative reporting site (just check out the article teasers at the top if you doubt their reportorial chops), puts up an article saying that Erich “Mancow” Muller faked his waterboarding. It wasn’t a “hoax,” exactly, according to Gawker’s...

Cheney: Still Cherry-Picking After All These Years

Jonathan Landay of McClatchy goes through the long list of lies, distortions, and convenient omissions in Cheney’s “national security” speech yesterday: In his address to the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative policy organization in Washington, Cheney said that the techniques...

A False Equivalence

“Dick Cheney, Barack Obama Plan Dueling Speeches,” The Politico exclaims: President Barack Obama will attempt to regain control of a boiling debate over anti-terrorism policy with a major speech on Thursday — an address that comes on the same day that former Vice President Dick Cheney will be...

Facts Be Damned

Charles Krauthammer got hammered (sorry, couldn’t resist!) by his readers for that column he wrote a few weeks ago on the two scenarios in which torture was justifiable. (If you don’t remember, the two scenarios were (1) the ticking time bomb scenario; and (2) any other time you think a detainee...

Obama Now Says He Will Not Release Detainee Abuse Photos

Jake Tapper: President Obama met with White House counsel Greg Craig and other members of the White House counsel team last week and told them that he had second thoughts about the decision to hand over photographs of detainee abuse to the ACLU, per a judge’s order, and had changed his mind. The...

She Had a Bad Day

Condi Rice has been breathing the rarefied air inside that bubble she’s been living in for the past eight years. She got pwned on torture earlier this week by a student at Stanford — and she made an admission that she may live to regret if we ever see prosecutions:...

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