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New York Times Torture

FINALLY! NYT Agrees To Use The Word Torture

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.08.2014 | Media

The New York Times announced on Thursday that it will use the word torture to describe the United States' controversial interrogation tactics on terro...

NY Times Still Not Ready To Use 'Torture'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Media

The New York Times has yet to drop its hesitation about using the word "torture," judging by a high-profile article on Tuesday. The article, by Sco...

NY Times Describes 'Torture' More Under Obama

Michael Calderone | Posted 02.12.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

These days, the "debate" in the media seems less about whether waterboarding is a form of torture and more about the portrayal of torture in the soon-to-be-released film Zero Dark Thirty.

Jason Linkins

NYT Public Editor Calls For New Editorial Policy Governing The Use Of The Word 'Torture' | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media

New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane deserves a lot of credit this week for noting the mealy-mouthed way his own paper has treated the issue of torture over the years.

Jack Mirkinson

NYT Story Shows Paper's Tangled Approach To Torture | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.04.2011 | Media

A front page New York Times story on Wednesday shows the sometimes-tangled knots the paper has tied itself in when it comes to one word: torture. T...

New York Times Waterboarding And Torture Excuse 'Doesn't Hold Water': Greg Sargent

Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

By now you've heard about that surprising new Harvard study finding that news orgs that routinely called waterboarding "torture" for many years sudden...