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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:15 AM
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PBS FRONTLINE: "The Torture Question" - LIVE WEBCAST TODAY 12:00 PM
Fot those who didn't get a chance to see it last night, it was AWESOME. According to their website, they will air the program via webcast today at noon. DO NOT MISS IT!!

At 11:00 AM Eastern, producer Michael Kirk will be hosting LIVE CHAT regarding the program. Also, you can join a discussion on this as well.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/torture /
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Talismom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:31 AM
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1. I agree! It was excellent and very important to get folks to see!
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:07 AM
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4. At one point in the program they NAILED *....
as I remember, they alluded to a memo which implicated * directly. No bones about it.

Transcripts will be coming out in 8-10 days.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:34 AM
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2. KICK! About half an hour away! DON'T MISS IT! n/t
PB
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:09 AM
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6. Yeah...
this cannot be missed. It is one of the best Frontlines I've seen yet. Powerful, thought-provoking...to say the least.

After seeing this I wonder if * could get NAILED for war crimes.
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WarNoMore Donating Member (530 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:48 AM
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3. That was really powerful.
I hope everyone gets a chance to see it.
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:07 AM
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5. Whoa! But read the letters about the show on the web page.
An awful lot of Americans seem to think that this kind of torture is honorable and justified.
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:16 AM
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9. I didn't see that but
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 10:17 AM by rbajai
they don't seem to realize that if * has his way and repeals Posse Comitatus and the Insurrection Act, it could be THEM getting tortured. Nobody wants to face up to that. "Oh no, Bush would never do that," they say. "He's a Christian and so am I, and he wouldn't torture me." But they are dead wrong. In this wartime when * has declared that HE has the ultimate power to make war and to declare ANYONE he wants an "enemy combatant," inside the U.S. or out, American citizens ought to fight against his growing power as hard as we can.

You see, recently, a U.S. citizen was ALREADY declared an "enemy combatant" by * himself and detained without his rights - Jose Padilla.

Much as I hate to say it, we are ALREADY in a police state. *'s attempt to repeal Posse Comitatus and Insurrection Act would just make it official - AND permanent. Therefore to preserve the ounce of freedom we have left it would behoove us to call Congress at 1-877-762-8762 and urge Congressmen and Reps NOT to make ANY changes to current laws on the books that protect the freedoms of Americans, such as Posse Comitatus and the Insurrection Act.
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:06 AM
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13. Not to mention the Freepers....
... I won't bother giving a link.

They're pissed that anybody would report on this stuff at all... blame the messenger.

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chat_noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:12 AM
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7. press reaction
Dusty Saunders Rocky Mountain News
Kirk's project is, by far, television's most in-depth look at how the controversial interrogation policy evolved after a major power struggle within the Bush administration. …

"'The Torture Question' again displays the value of FRONTLINE. …"



Roger Catlin The Hartford Courant
"… a plainly told, groundbreaking report on the U.S. use of torture in the 21st century…

"'The Torture Question' should be required viewing."



Robert P. Laurence The San Diego Union Tribune
"… At last, the whole story is told at once. …"



Alessandra Stanley The New York Times
"… 'The Torture Question'… puts a human face on inhumane behavior. …

"PBS provides a thoughtful, unflinching look at a situation so horrible it drives most people to avert their eyes.

"'The Torture Question' puts prisoner abuse in a broader context of fear and rage, both in Washington and on the ground in Iraq. …"



Ellen Gray Philadelphia Daily News
"… 47 years after Murrow warned a gathering of broadcasters that 'we have currently a built-in allergy to unpleasant or disturbing information,' it's PBS, not CBS, that's upsetting our evening with 'The Torture Question.' …"



Tony Perry Los Angeles Times
"… 'Torture' is a work of straight-down-the-line journalism, not advocacy, and both sides are heard. …

"The documentarians might have done well to interview soldiers and Marines at Fallouja or Ramadi and ask about their anger at being blocked from getting information from prisoners and civilians that could keep other troops from being killed or mangled by improvised explosive devices hidden along convoy routes.

"That's the kind of frustration that can torture you the rest of your life."



David Bianculli New York Daily News
"'The Torture Question' advances the story not by recounting what happened, but by probing why and how. …

"…a very sobering and well-documented report. …"



Walt Belcher Tampa Tribune
"… a hard look at the treatment of prisoners in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and Abu Ghraib, Iraq. …"


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/torture/etc/pre...
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:14 AM
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8. Here is the link to check, I believe, when it starts:
Right here.

PB
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:03 AM
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11. Available right now at that address! n/t
PB
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:42 AM
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10. It should make it, eventually, into their streaming vid archive, below:
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:04 AM
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12. Should be available permanently on Friday (they usually do that)
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:56 AM
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14. Anyone watching?
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