Rather than be embarrassed by the USA now being synonymous with torture, it seems most American support it

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US Network TV: Torture Advocates Outnumbered Critics 2-to-1

FAIR survey finds torturers well-represented on TV news

torture USA 2A new FAIR study finds that torture defenders outnumbered critics of torture by nearly 2 to 1 in TV news coverage of the Senate Intelligence Committee report released on December 9.

FAIR surveyed the guests of nine news programs for the week of December 7 to December 14, when discussion of the torture report’s findings was most prominent. The programs included the Sunday talk shows (NBC‘s Meet the PressCBS‘s Face the NationABC‘s This WeekFox News Sunday and CNN’s State of the Union) along with four weekday news shows (MSNBC‘sHardballFox‘s Special Report, the first hour of CNN‘s Situation Room and the PBS NewsHour).

Of the 104 guests discussing the topic on these shows, 53…

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2 Responses to “Rather than be embarrassed by the USA now being synonymous with torture, it seems most American support it”

  1. Ivan Says:

    It’s bad for business to openly denounce torture if your supporters want it.

    If the public wants revenge, it’s dangerous for journalists and politics to talk against it.


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