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NY Times and Torture Euphenisms

NY Times and Torture Euphenisms

by Billy Beren on October 26, 2010

Rob Beschizza over a BoingBoing observes that the NY Times continues its refusal to use the word torture:

Reading the NYT’s stories about the Iraq War logs, I was struck by how it could get through such gruesome descriptions — fingers chopped off, chemicals splashed on prisoners — without using the word ‘torture.’

So Rob developed the perfect tool for NY Times staff — a euphemism generator. Check it out here:

The New York Times Torture Euphemism Generator!

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