ronald kessler

ronald kessler

The Media Handled Torture In Wildly Different Ways

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"The CIA provided "inaccurate" information to journalists in effort to shape coverage of its detention and interrogation program, according to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s bombshell torture report. The report, of which a 500-page summary was made public Tuesday, included graphic details of CIA torture techniques and described how the agency misled the White House and Congress about the effectiveness of the methods in extracting useful intelligence. At times, the CIA also misled the media. The Senate committee found that author Ronald Kessler and former New York Times reporter Douglas Jehl were provided “inaccurate claims about the effectiveness of CIA interrogations, much of it consistent with the inaccurate information being provided by the CIA to policymakers at the time.” The report also found that a 2005 NBC "Dateline" story, which included both on-the-record and off-the-record claims from intelligence officials, featured "inaccurate" information touting gains from use of torture, according to the summary."* The Young Turks hosts Dave Rubin (The Rubin Report), Ben Mankiewicz and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) break it down. *Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/09/cia-media-torture_n_6297702.html Support TYT for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=theyoungturks-20