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Whitewashing Torture, Redux

I miss Mike Wallace and Morley Safer on 60 Minutes. I just cannot imagine them doing a two-part interview like the one CBS aired on Sunday where Lesley Stahl did a nice soft, gentle friendly interview with former CIA torture architect Jose Rodriguez. If you didn't watch it and want to, Part One is at the top of this post. Part Two will be at the end. I warn you to hide sharp or heavy objects before you watch it.
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Scalia: Does Torture Violate ‘Cruel And Unusual Punishment’ Provision? ‘No.’

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (7 years ago)

Last night, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia granted his first broad-based television interview, to Lesley Stahl on CBS’s 60 Minutes. There he explained that the torture of detainees does not violate the 8th Amendment’s ban on “... Read Post

Riccie Johnson, Making ’60 Minutes’ Look Good Since 1968

Media / Television Industry : TVNewser (4 months ago)

“I’m Mike Wallace. I’m Morley Safer. I’m Ed Bradley. I’m Lesley Stahl. I’m Scott Pelley. Those stories and… Riccie Johnson, tonight on ’60 Minutes Overtime.’” You may not know her name, but you do know her work. Johnson has been wit... Read Post

Cenk Uygur: Jose Rodriguez Should be in Jail Right Now, Not on a Book Tour

US Politics / Liberal : Crooks and Liars (3 years ago)

Click here to view this media The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur takes apart the 60 Minutes interview with former CIA torture architect Jose Rodriguez which we posted on earlier here – Whitewashing Torture, Redux. I'm quite sure that Rodri... Read Post

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