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03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Torture: Most Reporters Avoid The Word While Editorials Embrace It

As the protests surrounding revelations that the CIA had destroyed tapes that showed brutal interrogations by its agents, most new outlets refused to brand what the tapes likely showed as "torture."

One Associated Press article referred simply to "interrogation" on the tapes, at one point putting "enhanced interrogation" in quotes. Another AP article called it "harsh interrogation."

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