Friday, September 08, 2006
President Bush’s description and defense this week of U.S. standards for interrogating terror suspects put the issue of torture back in the news. In 2003, Abu-Ghraib caused a flurry of attention. But much of what we know about U.S. torture policies is the result of dogged reporting. Eric Umansky surveyed post-9/11 torture reporting for the Columbia Journalism Review, and tells Bob what the coverage teaches us about the press.