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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:32 PM
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Study: US media redefined torture after US started practicing it
Study: US media redefined torture after US started practicing it

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By Daniel Tencer
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 -- 6:39 pm

The US news media radically changed how it reported on the issue of waterboarding after it emerged that US forces had used the practice, says a new study from Harvard University.

The study also found a double standard when defining waterboarding, with news sources commonly referring to waterboarding as "torture" when talking about foreign countries using the practice, but declining to do so when it's being carried out by the United States.

The study (PDF) reports:
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:34 PM
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1. Gah, we're so damned complicit
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