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Your Call: The US media and the politics of torture


On the December 12th, 2014 edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the intensely debated Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture. How have the revelations changed reporting on the United States’ torture policy. What’s changed since torture was exposed under the Bush administration? We’ll be joined  by the New York Review of Books’ Mark Danner and Harper’s Scott Horton. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you


Scott Horton, human rights attorney and contributing editor at Harper’s magazine. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Foreign Policy

Mark Danner, contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine and other publications

Web Resources:

New York Review of Books: US Torture: Voices from the Black Sites

Washington Post: Rise and fall of CIA’s overseas prisons traced in Senate report on interrogations

The Guardian: CIA torture report: how the world's media reacted

CJR: How American journalists covered torture after 9/11

CJR: Senate torture report details CIA’s media strategy

Los Angeles Times: The history of the CIA detention and interrogation program

Emptywheel: The Debate about Torture We’re Not Having: Exploitation