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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Newsmax Ignores Evidence Torture Didn't Work
Topic: Newsmax

An April 20 Newsmax article uncritically reported former Vice President Dick Cheney's assertion during an interview with Sean Hannity that "he had pressed for the release of documents that would show how the Bush administration’s allegedly harsh interrogation techniques had thwarted major terrorist attacks," further criticizing the Obama administration for not releasing documents detailing how those techniques were successful in thwarting terrorism.

But Newsmax fails to note numerous reports that those "allegedly harsh interrogation techniques" accomplished little. The Washington Post, for example, reported that "not a single significant plot was foiled"as a result of th waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah; author Ron Suskind reported the same thing.

UPDATE: WorldNetDaily's Aaron Klein similarly repeats Cheney's claims without acknowledging reports that torture didn't work.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:32 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 6:52 PM EDT

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