People everywhere now see torture as a quotidian trope for American behavior in the world. Hence the cartoon, by the incisive artist Peter Brookes, that is reproduced at the head of this article, showing Lady Liberty hard at work waterboarding.
Anyone with half a brain knew all about Rupert Murdoch from the time he invaded all of journalism. It was inevitable because Murdoch has repeatedly demonstrated an absence of ethics, decency and integrity.
U.S. officials are "probing a possible attempted coverup" in the deaths of five Afghan civilians in February in a raid carried out by U.S. Special Forces accompanied by Afghan troops, the LA Times reports.
In Michael Wolff's book, he serves lots of candy and cat food as he tells the story of Murdoch's rise from scion of a smallish Australian newspaper empire to master of the universe in today's media world.