Friday, December 16, 2005

Terror, Torture, and Reuters, Part II

Last week, I reported that Reuters refused to use the word "torture" to describe what happened to Sen. John McCain in Vietnam. It seemed that the word was only used to describe what Americans allegedly do, not what is done to American GIs. According to Reuters, McCain was "mistreated."

The good news is that the Associated Press got it right:

Congressional sentiment was overwhelmingly in favor of the ban, and McCain,
a former Navy pilot who was held and tortured for five and a half years in
Vietnam, adopted the issue.

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