GOP Torture Stance Is All Politics, But Media Is Mum

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2009 3:29 PM CDT
GOP Torture Stance Is All Politics, But Media Is Mum
Former Vice President Dick Cheney.   (AP Photo)

Republican calls for the selective release of memos on torture techniques is a naked political ploy, Greg Sargent writes on the Plum Line. “The emerging official position of the GOP on torture is that the only classified information about torture that should be released is that which can bolster the political fortunes of the party.” And no one appears to notice.

Most troubling is the “extraordinary deference” paid to Dick Cheney’s request for memos vindicating torture. “He’s calling for the selective release of cherry-picked classified info to bolster his political case,” Sargent writes. The silence of the media is deafening, Sargent scolds: “When will a single Republican be pressed on this point, and when will this basic fact become part of the media narrative?” (More torture memo stories.)

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