It’s Saturday. You know what that means, right? Vent About TV “News” time.
Today’s episode is shorter than usual, because the jaw-dropping wording from MSNBC today was so egregious, it deserves to be singled out. CNN’s usual inanities will be set aside for the time being.
The anchor (Alex Witt, I believe) referred to torture as “enhanced interrogation” several times, which was annoying enough, and sadly, is nothing unusual. But when she called it “the interview process“– twice– while alluding to waterboarding and other abuse, I wanted to scream. In fact, I did.
No, MSNBC, “interviewing” and torture aren’t synonymous. Detainees who suffered physical and psychological damage didn’t get that way sitting across a desk from someone, having a conversation in an office setting.
What BushCo did to many of their prisoners was not an “interview process”. It was torture.
Call it what it is, stop using euphemisms, and impart accurate information to viewers. This kind of reporting is ridiculous, and tacitly covering for perpetrators of war crimes is inexcusable.