Torture, 'Meet the Press' and Cheney's Quest for Revenge - The Intercept:
Because our elite political media is unwilling to call out the
morally abhorrent self-interested ravings of a torturer, Cheney’s
statements effectively push the envelope for what is treated as
So while we finally have this long-awaited Senate Intelligence Committee report,
full of achingly detailed descriptions of abuse and lies even more
depraved and duplicitous than any of us had imagined, the media just
sees the “revisiting of a debate” about torture.
Last year, a bipartisan, blue-ribbon commission established by the Constitution Project did a good job of explaining how absurd it is that we are actually still arguing about any of this.